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Type of site
Private company
Headquarters United States
Area served Worldwide
Key people Alex Jasin (CEO)[citation needed]
Industry Electronic publishing
Slogan(s) Discover More
Alexa rank Increase 351,186 (August 2016)[1]
Current status Active

Metapress is website that creates, manages, monetizes, and distributes published resources.[2] Its customers and partners have included Princeton,[3] Inderscience,[4] UCLA's AASC Press,[5] and North Carolina State University.[6][7]


As a print journal republisher[edit]

Metapress was founded in 1998, as an online publication platform for content creators to produce and host their printed journal editions online.[8] Initially formed as a subsidiary of EBSCO Information Services,[9] The company became one of the world's largest and established scholarly publishers,[10][11] hosting over 31,000 publications[12] from over 180 publishers.[13] Publishers have included the National Association for Music Education, Academy of Management, World Scientific, IOS Press, and others.[14]

Acquisition by Atypon[edit]

On April 14, 2014,[15] Atypon acquired the underlying platform of the Metapress business from EBSCO Information Services.[16][17] Upon purchase, existing clients and content were migrated to Atypon's Literatum platform on May 21, 2015.[18][19] The Literatum platform was integrated with the Metapress platform to include website development tools, content targeting, rapid product creation, subscription modeling, eCommerce, and analytics.[20]

The website was relaunched in June 2016, rebranded as a "resource of expert content on the internet".[21]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "About". Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  3. ^ "Princeton content" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  4. ^ "Metapress platform". Inderscience. Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  5. ^ "AASC UCLA Press". Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  6. ^ "NC State University publishers". Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  7. ^ "Research Information feature". Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  8. ^ "Taylor and Francis Journal Host". EContent. January 10, 2003. 
  9. ^ "Digital Facilitators". Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  10. ^ "Google Scholar Publishers (". Archived from the original on March 28, 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  11. ^ "ALA TechSource launches new Web site". Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  12. ^ "UK Federation Providers". Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  13. ^ "Statistics Dissemination Project" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  14. ^ "Interview with Michael Margotta". Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  15. ^ "Atypon Purchases Metapress Platform". CloudExpo Journal. Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  16. ^ "Bloomberg Research". Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  17. ^ "Atypon Interview". Research Information. Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  18. ^ "Literatum Transition". Atypon. Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  19. ^ "Atypon acquires EBSCO Online platform". Business Wire. April 14, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Literatum". Atypon. Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  21. ^ "About". Retrieved 2016-07-02. 

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