PubFactory is a mixed-content online publishing platform.


Feb 2020: 2019 Marked Significant Growth and Success for Sheridan PubFactory

6 new publishers hosted on the platform.

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Sept 2018: Sheridan Expands PubFactory Partnership with Digital Science

Integrations with Dimensions and Figshare now available to publishers hosted on the platform

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June 2018: PubFactory hosts Sciendo, De Gruyter’s new publishing services business

A Sheridan PubFactory partner for nearly a decade, De Gruyter leverages the hosting platform as a core part of its new subsidiary business.

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January 2018: Manchester University Press to Migrate All Books and Journals to PubFactory in Spring 2018

Manchester University Press’ launch of their books and journals on PubFactory will bring an enhanced reading experience for users and seamless access to all of their content.

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December 2017: PubFactory partners with Hypothesis to extend collaboration tools across the platform

With this collaboration we are looking to enable authors, editors, reviewers, and readers to have discussions directly on published versions of record.

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September 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG) Selects Sheridan PubFactory to Host Journals

Beginning in Fall 2018, all Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG) journals will launch on PubFactory with a refreshed design and increased platform controls, enabling JNSPG to continuously improve reader experience.

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September 2017: Bioscientifica partners with Sheridan PubFactory to host its journals and medical database content

Bioscientifica’s partnership with PubFactory will enable heightened service to society partners and rapid publication growth over the next 5 years.

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July 2017: Sheridan PubFactory Partners with ReadCube to Support ReadCube Sharing

ReadCube will bring new sharing and discoverability features to Sheridan PubFactory

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May 2017: PubFactory is now Sheridan PubFactory

Sheridan Acquires PubFactory Hosting Platform from O’Reilly Media

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April 2017: PubFactory works with Altmetric to provide engagement insights

Publishers, authors and researchers to benefit from up-to-the minute attention data now available for content hosted on PubFactory platform.

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April 2017: Come and meet us at the Publisher Forum on April 24-25th, 2017 in Berlin

PubFactory’s Director of Platform Services, Tom Beyer, will be running a workshop titled: Do's and Don'ts of real-time ERP / Hosting platform Integrations.

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March 2017: PubFactory partners with TrendMD to deliver enhanced discoverability tools

The partnership between PubFactory and TrendMD will allow publishers to increase discoverability of their content on PubFactory and on external websites.

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March 2017: Kudos and PubFactory partner to increase reach and impact of research content

The partnership between PubFactory and Kudos will support publishers in promoting their content and increasing author engagement.

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February 2017: PubFactory is now integrated with PaperHive

PubFactory partners with PaperHive to help publishers enable annotations and conversations around scholarly content.

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November 2016: Another PubFactory Renewal - Harvard University Press renews and invests in mobile optimized design.

We are excited that Havard University Press has renewed their hosting partnership with PubFactory. In addition, the Loeb Classical Library will be enhanced with a fully mobile optimized repsonsive design..

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October 2016: Bloomsbury and Edward Elgar Publishing renew platform hosting partnerships with PubFactory.

We are happy to announce that both Bloomsbury and Edward Elgar Publishing have renewed their partnerships with us and are investing in new mobile optiized designs and leveraging the PubFactory SiteGen module.

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September 2016: IMF renews eLibrary platform hosting partnership with PubFactory through 2019

We are happy to announce that the IMF has renewed its partnership with us through 2019.

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June 2016: Brill selects PubFactory to develop next generation platform hosting their journals, books, reference works and corporate site

We are pleased to announce that Brill has selected PubFactory to develop its next generation platform.

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May 2016: Peter Lang launching Books and Journals this summer on PubFactory

Executing a digital business technology transformation under the leadership of CEO Kelly Shergill, Peter Lang will transition all of their journals and books onto PubFactory in Summer 2016.

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May 2016: Come meet with us at SSP in Vancouver

Michelle Norell and Tom Beyer will be at SSP in Vancouver this year. Reach out to arrange a meeting to discuss how PubFactory could improve your online presence and extend your digital strategy.


May 2015: New article by Michelle Norell in Research Information

Read Michelle's article "Different strokes for different folks" on transatlantic differences in the most recent edtion of Research Information.

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April 2015: New blog post by Tom Beyer on why Metadata is so essential

Read Tom's blog post "Metadata: Why is it so essential?".

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March 2015: Berghahn Journals launched on PubFactory

We are pleased to announce that Berghahn Books journals portfolio has successfully launched on PubFactory.

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October 2015: Berghahn Books will re-launch their journals portfolio on PubFactory

We are pleased to announce that Berghahn Books will re-launch their journals portfolio on Safari's PubFactory platform.

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October 2015: RedLink announces turnkey integration with PubFactory

PubFactory and RedLink have announced the turnkey integration of RedLink's BI software with the Safari's PubFactory platform.

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August 2015: Michelle Norell on Continuous Delivery

Read Michelle's article on continuous delivery. PubFactory is in the process of switching to a continuous delivery model this summer and this article gives some background on we are excited about the continuous delivery model.

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June 2015: Welcome Michelle Norell to the PubFactory team

Safari is proud to announce the hiring of Michelle Norell as Business Development Manager. Michelle will join the Client Services team and head up all sales and marketing efforts associated with Safari’s PubFactory platform.

> Check out the press release


February 2015: Loeb Classical Library wins PROSE Award!

The Loeb Classical Library from Havard University Press and built using the PubFactory platform won a PROSE award for eProduct/Best in Humanities. Congratulations to HUP and Loeb team!

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November 2014: Wiley, Safari’s PubFactory Announce Strategic Partnership

Wiley and Safari announce a new strategic partnership to use PubFactory to build the new Wiley Reference Library.

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October 2014: Loeb Classical Library Launches

The Loeb Classical Library from Havard University Press and built using the PubFactory platform has launched.

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January 2013: AMA Manual of Style relaunched

The new AMA Manual of Style site built on the PubFactory platform has just launched. It includes the first production version of PubFactory's new highlight and annotation features.

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January 2013: Reveal Digital releases Independent Voices at ALA Mid-Winter

We are really pleased to announce the launch of the Reveal Digital platform with the Independent Voices collection. It's a really cool collection and a very interesting business model.

Here's what Jeff Moyer from Reveal Digital had to say about the PubFactory team: "We’d like to thank the entire PubFactory development team at Safari Books Online for their efforts in making Independent Voices a reality. We’ve worked with a lot of development groups over the years and PubFactory gets it!"

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January 2013: Scholarly Kitchen on a new publishing ecosystem

Interesting post at the Scholarly Kitchen blog about a new publishing ecosystem revolving around O'Reilly, Pearson and Safari Books Online. There's also a nice shout out to PubFactory and the quality of the products we've produced over the years.

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December 2012: Elgaronline goes beta

Elgaronline a new content platform for journals, reference works and books has recently gone beta. Elgaronline is powered by PubFactory and is scheduled for a full release in January of 2013. On full release it is expected that Elgaronline will have over 2,000 titles.

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11/2012: Charleston Panel

Making content discoverable is a key strategic objective for academic publishers and librarians. Each of the discussants in this panel represent institutions that have taken a slightly different approach to addressing the issue, employing discovery search services, semantic enrichment, editorially crafted taxonomies, and unified content platforms. This panel will explore the unique institutional motivations for their approach and areas of commonality in effort. The objective of the session is to provide context for different approaches to discovery and foster a discussion around the common goal. What are the commonalities in approach? How can libraries and publishers initiatives on content discovery work together?

> Learn more about our panel


Summer 2012: Ask a PubFactory team members, ‘What Have you Done for OUP Lately?’, and you’ll hear:…not much:

We redeveloped Oxford Reference as the new home of Oxford’s quality reference publishing. Bringing together over 1.7 million entries.

With the release of Oxford Scholarly Editions Onine, we helped OUP define an unrivalled programme of scholarly editions across the humanities.

Oxford Medicine Online is the one-stop resource for Oxford University Press’s prestigious medical publishing.

Oh yeah, …we are also redefining discoverability with the Oxford Index, a free discovery service that lets you search across Oxford's digital academic content.


June 2012: SAGE Knowledge

SAGE Knowledge is the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty. Launching with more than 2,500 titles, it includes an expansive range of SAGE, and its imprints, eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.

The platform allows researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide breadth of must-have SAGE book and reference content from one source.


Bloomsbury Professional

Bloomsbury Professional makes its mark in the Irish/UK law and tax market with a PubFactory platform optimize to serve constituents who value fast searches and
intuitive browsing.


06/2012: AAUP Chicago

Tom Beyer is headed to American Association of University Presses Conference in Chicago. If you're a university press and are in the search for a new publishing platform, discover why PubFactory is the right solution for you.

Why should you choose PubFactory?


05/2012: SSP-bound

The Society for Scholarly Publishing annual meeting is rapidly approaching. As in the past, the conference promises to offer a view of the current trends in academic publishing. This year's conference theme is asking: "Social, Mobile, Agile, Global: Are You Ready?"

We're looking forward to participating in Thursday's round table, and likewise showcasing PubFactory's journals support via demos at booth #208. Stop by!

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ALA Midwinter

01/2012: We're headed to ALA!

PubFactory is ALA-bound! If you'll be in Dallas, stop by booth #1760 and visit with us. We have exciting news to share, sites to show, and of course, we want to hear what's new with you. Hope to see you in Dallas.

De Gruyter

01/2012: PubFactory and De Gruyter Launch the new De Gruyter Online!

With access to 52,000 titles, approximately 155,000 book chapters and more than 220,000 journal articles, the new De Gruyter Online [] has launched!

Built on PubFactory, the new De Gruyter Online is the publisher's integrated online platform. PubFactory provides a single unified platform for all of De Gruyter's content, including: journals, eBooks, reference databases, directories, and print books.

Online Information

11/2011: We're exhibitors at Online Information 2011

Stop by to see us in booth X217 in the XML Pavillion!


11/2011: Tom Beyer and Marc Segers at Charleston Conference

See what's happening at this year's conference


10/2011: The PubFactory team announces the launch of the University Press Scholarship Online!

A collaboration between Oxford University Press and the PubFactory team, the new University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) delivers the best scholarly publishing from leading university presses around the world, making disparately-published works easily accessible, highly-discoverable, and fully cross-searchable via a single, state-of-the-art online platform.


10/2011: Team PubFactory is on the floor at Frankfurt Book Fair!

We're out and about at FBF2011 sharing the latest PubFactory news: the launch of the latest module, SiteGen, recently deployed for the new University Press Scholarship Online.


9/2011: Great news! The Berg Fashion Library takes home an ALPSP award!

The Berg Fashion Library was awarded an Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers Highly Commended Certificate for Publishing Innovation 2011! Congratulations to all of our friends at Berg!


08/2011: SAGE Research Methods Online, a PubFactory project, was honored with 2 awards for navigation and innovation!

Congratulations to our friends at SAGE!

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06/2011: Are you headed to the Society for Scholarly Publishing's Annual Meeting, June 1st-3rd?

We look forward to welcoming everyone to Boston. Our own Marc Segers will serve as a panel facilitator on June 3rd from 10:45-12:15.


04/2011: London Book Fair is April 11-13.

We’ll be there!


03/2011: We’re headed to Philadelphia March 30-April 2 for ACRL 2011. Let us know if you’re attending!


02/2011: We’ll be at the O’Reilly Tools of Change Conference, February 14-16. Hope to see you there!

01/2011: Congratulations to our friends at Berg Publishers!

The Berg Fashion Library, is the winner of a prestigious 2011 Dartmouth Medal!  more

01/2011: PubFactory Team Will Be in Attendance at the ALA Midwinter Meeting January 7-11 in San Diego.

Catch our Publishing Account Manager Marc Segers when he guest speaks at the CQ Press Independent Reference Publishers Group meeting Friday, January 7th from 2-4pm.


01/2011: Catch our Publishing Account Manager Marc Segers when he guest speaks at the CQ Press Independent Reference Publishers Group meeting Friday, January 7th from 2-4pm.

12/2010: The PubFactory Team Announces the Launch of the New Oxford English Dictionary Online!

600,000 words...3 million quotations...more than 1,000 years of the English language...the new Oxford English Dictionary Online has launched! [] The PubFactory team together with Oxford University Press, is thrilled to announce the revamp of the innovative online iteration of the most authoritative and comprehensive record of the English language. James Gleick noted in the New York Review of Books, "The OED...has evolved into an enterprise of cyberspace, rather than a mere book...the renovation has turned a cottage into a palace."  more

12/2010: The PubFactory Team Announces the Launch of the IMF eLibrary

The PubFactory team, together with the International Monetary Fund, announces the launch of the new IMF eLibrary. PubFactory will serve as a complete end-to-end solution, providing a unique combination of both functionality and design. "The IMF generates a wealth of analysis and research on the global economy. The PubFactory platform will make our recent and archived content much more accessible to our audiences," said Sandy Donaldson, Publisher at the IMF.  more

11/2010: The PubFactory Team and De Gruyter Team Up!

We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with De Gruyter, one of the world's leading publishers of academic literature. De Gruyter has chosen the revolutionary e-publishing platform, PubFactory for our expertise in the development of publishing platforms of all types and scales, tailored to support publishers as their businesses transform in the evolving e-publishing age. "In the rapidly changing environment of scientific publishing, it is important to find new solutions ensuring convenient access to our content. We are looking forward to this collaboration...," said Sven Fund, CEO of De Gruyter.  more

10/2010: Tom Beyer, Director of Publishing, and Marc Segers, Publishing Account Manager, will each be speaking at the annual Charleston Conference, November 3-6th. Hope to see you there!

10/2010: PubFactory is exhibiting at the 2010 Online Conference in London.

Let us know if you'll be there – we'd love to see you!

10/2010: SAGE and PubFactory Launch Open Beta of SAGE Research Methods Online

SRMO ( provides advanced search and discovery tools to support researchers and students as they explore relevant content across the social and behavioral sciences, covering quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods.

"SRMO combines world-leading content from a broad range of sources – books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, journals, videos – with a truly unique search and discovery solution which we think is going to offer everyone from new students to advanced researchers a really useful service," said Martha Sedgwick, Senior Manager, Online Products, SAGE. "We've had an incredibly positive response from both librarians and faculty since we opened the Beta version of SRMO, and their feedback during this period will enable us to enhance the platform even further."  more

09/2010: Design and develop the Berg Fashion Library

From dance costumes in French Polynesia to runway couture in New York, the Berg Fashion Library spans the globe and the centuries to uncover the vastness of world dress. Distributed by Oxford University Press, the Berg Fashion Library ( is a collaboration with Berg Publishers.

"They have not only successfully implemented our vision, but they have worked with us as true partners to make it so much more than we imagined," said Kathryn Earle, Managing Director, Berg Publishers.  more

08/2010: OUP once again team up and launch the 41st edition of the SIPRI Yearbook – built on epublishing platform, PubFactory


08/2010: Great to see so many familiar faces at Frankfurt Book Fair, October 5-8, 2010.

Our days were filled with PubFactory demos, networking and knowledge-sharing. Great trip!

08/2010: Oxford University Press Chooses PubFactory to Develop Oxford English Dictionary

"The OED has been a pioneering digital project," said Robert Faber, Editorial Director, Scholarly and General Reference at OUP. "Building a new version is a great opportunity to present the information locked in the OED database in what we believe is a much more accessible, dynamic, and productive way, while maintaining its reliability and scholarly authority. [The team] has been great to work with on such a core project – they bring real creativity in design, understanding of user behaviour, and engineering savvy, but also understand the importance and value of the OED to its many readers, and to OUP." more

07/2010: Work with Bloomsbury Academic mentioned in the NYTimes!


Archived News >

What are people saying about the PubFactory team?

University Press Scholarship Online

We knew that re-launching our flagship OSO product while simultaneously expanding it to deliver content through our UPSO offering would be a tall order for any developer. [The PubFactory team] delivered these mission-critical products on time and on budget.

— Scott Beebe, Online Publishing Manager for Oxford University Press

IMF eLibrary

The IMF generates a wealth of analysis and research on the global economy. The PubFactory platform made our recent and archived content much more accessible to our audiences.

— Jeremy Clift, Publisher at the IMF

Elgar Online

Edward Elgar partnered with Safari in 2010 to host our books and journals program because it was clear that Safari’s Client Services team is comprised of passionate individuals dedicated to customer service excellence and they continue to guide us in maximizing PubFactory to drive our digital business.

— Tim Williams, CEO, Edward Elgar Publishing

Berghahn Journals

We spent significant time comparing platform options before choosing to migrate our 38 journals onto Safari’s PubFactory platform. We cannot praise Safari's Client Services team highly enough. Safari has been an incredibly collaborative and reliable partner, which is critical to our current and future business requirements.

— Vivian Berghahn, Managing Director, Berghahn Books

MLA Literary Research Guide

Working with [the PubFactory team] to create an online reference site has been a pleasure. We enjoyed our weekly calls with the development team, whose intelligence and creativity helped transform our wish list into an elegant, full-featured site. I look forward to working with them again!

— Judith Altreuter, Director of Print and Electronic Production for the Modern Language Association

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