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Authorea is acquired by Atypon and joins the Wiley family

Press Release: Wiley [September 9, 2018]

It's been a while since our last update but today we have some exciting news: we're happy to announce that Authorea has joined Atypon, the leading online scholarly publishing technology company!

Our mission has been the same from day one: to improve the ways in which researchers write and publish their work. We've felt that science writing and publishing are not as modern as they could be, which is why we built Authorea— so that research documents can exist on an open, online, data-driven, interactive platform.

It turns out that our team's mission is aligned with the mission of Atypon, and its parent company, Wiley. Atypon has been actively building an open science ecosystem to streamline researchers' workflows in reference management, knowledge discovery and content creation. Wiley is pioneering Open Access, linked data, streamlined editorial processes, and HTML-first publishing among its authors. Adding Authorea to this already exciting mix of developments introduces a new catalyst for change in the right direction.

Thanks to the acquisition, Authorea will receive a line of investment that will help us build stronger team and product. In short, Authorea is about to get a lot faster, more robust, and ultimately more valuable to all researchers. We are even more excited now about the product's potential!

In the light of this milestone, we would like to take a moment to thank everyone who has made our journey to this point possible: every member of our team, our investors, our advisors, and most importantly, you, our users. Authorea is here because of you.

As a token of our appreciation, we are adding today two additional free documents to your account. We hope you will continue to find Authorea useful. We've put together below a list of questions you might have. If you have any more questions, feel free to drop us a line at


What is going to happen to my content?

Absolutely nothing. There will be no changes of ownership, privacy or licensing.

How is Authorea's mission going to change?

It won't. In fact, becoming a part of Atypon only reinforces and accelerates achieving our mission.

Will Authorea change its name, product, or features?

Stay tuned, as we have some exciting upgrades that will affect both the brand and the product. We promise that all the features you love are here to stay.

Will Authorea stay free?

Yes. Plus, starting today, we are increasing the number of free private articles for each account from 1 to 3. So, Authorea will be even more free!

Are you hiring?

Yes! We're looking for engineers, marketers and growth hackers. Drop us a note at if you are interested.

What is Atypon?

Atypon is the world's leading scholarly publishing technology company. Its products and services improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education.

What is Wiley?

Wiley is a global research, learning and publishing company, founded in 1807, that helps people and organizations develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.

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Publication Year:2018
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:September 9, 2018
Company: Atypon
Wiley, Inc.
Subject: Mergers and acquisitions
Record Number:23715
Last Update:2024-05-17 23:42:53
Date Created:2018-09-09 05:55:58