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GeoScienceWorld Journals Incorporate Mobile Web Format

Readers now have mobile-optimized screen layout from the HighWire Open Platform

GeoScienceWorld's  (GSW) online journal collections and portal are now available in a mobile-optimized format with the help of HighWire's Mobile Web Interface. With average monthly visits to GSW from mobile devices already topping 9,000 hits, creating a version that is designed for advanced searching and browsing on the small screen will improve the experience and workflows for researchers, library patrons, and society members. 

Visitors to GSW's portal pages and the majority of their 41 journals are automatically redirected to the mobile version (m.geoscienceworld.org) when accessing the sites on an enabled smartphone.  The content presented on mobile sites is in a format designed specifically for the smaller screen size and functionality of a mobile device. Each of GSW’s mobile journal sites feature the full text of content of the current issue (with user authentication), archives, and tables of contents, in addition to providing search and social bookmarking options. For consistency, the mobile sites maintain the look and feel of the full web versions. 

GeoScienceWorld's  (GSW) online journal collections and portal are now available in a mobile-optimized format with the help of HighWire's Mobile Web Interface. With average monthly visits to GSW from mobile devices already topping 9,000 hits, creating a version that is designed for advanced searching and browsing on the small screen will improve the experience and workflows for researchers, library patrons, and society members.  

Visitors to GSW's portal pages and the majority of their 41 journals are automatically redirected to the mobile version (m.geoscienceworld.org) when accessing the sites on an enabled smartphone.  The content presented on mobile sites is in a format designed specifically for the smaller screen size and functionality of a mobile device. Each of GSW’s mobile journal sites feature the full text of content of the current issue (with user authentication), archives, and tables of contents, in addition to providing search and social bookmarking options. For consistency, the mobile sites maintain the look and feel of the full web versions. 

"Research has shown that users highly value the ability to easily access scholarly content wherever they are," noted Alexandra Vance, Executive Director, GeoScienceWorld. "With HighWire's mobile technology solution, we're meeting that demand on behalf of the geoscience community." 

Benefits of the Mobile Web Interface:

  • User experience - specifically designed for handheld devices
  • Optimal download speeds
  • Device agnostic - works on iOS, AndroidTM, BlackberryTM, Windows Mobile, web enabled e-readers, etc.
  • Configurable - users can customize their settings and display options
  • Flexible - keep up with the latest research wherever you are
  • Functional  - instant search capabilities and intuitive navigation
  • Productive - wireless, mobile web browsing is ubiquitous
 

"We're excited that GSW has embraced the HighWire Mobile Solution. The solution provides an easy-to-read option for users on the go," said Tom Rump, HighWire's Managing Director. "Mobile technology is another strong piece in the puzzle that allows our affiliated publishers to better reach their intended audience - wherever, and whenever."

To download PDF version: http://highwire.stanford.edu/PR/GSW_Mobile.pdf

About GeoScienceWorld

GeoScienceWorld is a nonprofit collaborative and comprehensive Internet resource for research and communications in the earth sciences, which is built on a core database of peer-reviewed journals and is integrated with the GeoRef index. The organization gives global researchers a single point of access to 41 full-text scholarly journals plus specialized searching capabilities with links to millions of relevant resources hosted elsewhere on the Web. Founding organizations include:

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • American Geosciences Institute
  • Geological Society of America
  • Geological Society of London
  • Mineralogical Society of America
  • Society for Sedimentary Geology
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists
 

For more information visit www.gswhome.org

About HighWire

At the forefront of strategic scholarly publishing, HighWire Press provides the latest in digital content development and hosting solutions to the scholarly community through its ground-breaking HighWire Open Platform. A division of the Stanford University Libraries, HighWire partners with influential societies, university presses, and other independent publishers, sharing ideas and innovations in publishing, and producing definitive online versions of high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, books, reference works, and other scholarly content. Since its inception in 1995, HighWire has embodied a commitment to helping publishers disseminate their content to the widest possible audience, facilitating the research communication process to meet the ever-changing needs of today's online and mobile readers. http://highwire.stanford.edu. Twitter: @highwirepress