Stanford University’s Highwire Press API is SOAP-based and uses a SUSHI protocol to issue COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources) reports. The API aims to help its partner groups, of librarians, researchers and publishers in the scholarly community publish, manage content, communicate and network more easily. Hosting over 1700 journals, books and other publications, HighWire provides a publishing platform that earned it recognition in EContent magazine as one of the top 100 companies in the digital content industry. Technical details on the API were not publicly available.
HighWire provides librarians with a toolbox to manage subscriptions, access, and generate usage reports.
The content from the 1700 publications are organized into the five broad topic areas of biological sciences, humanities, medical sciences, physical sciences and social sciences.
Researchers can gain access to tools that include a citation map, instant index and topic search.
HighWire also provides workflow systems for publishing, offering
a complete manuscript submission, tracking, peer review, and publishing system for journal editors, Bench>Press. HighWire provides outstanding technology and support services, and fosters a dynamic and innovative community, enhancing the strengths of each of its members.