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Thursday 25 April 2019

HighWire’s Rejected Article Tracker granted US patent


APRIL 25 2019, LOS GATOS – Scholarly publishing technology provider, HighWire, has been issued a patent for the algorithm and design which underlies the HighWire Vizor Rejected Article Tracker.

Granted on April 9 2019 by the United States Patent Office, the algorithm was developed by John Sack as lead inventor, working with a number of co-inventor colleagues, to identify articles which a publisher has rejected and to track the performance of these rejected articles in the publishing marketplace. The issuance of this patented technology reinforces the value that HighWire brings to the full publishing lifecycle and the unparalleled insight on offer to publishers.

The Rejected Article Tracker is one component of HighWire’s Impact Vizor suite of tools that allows publishers to quantitatively assess the performance of their publishing program and the editorial decisions which support the program. By identifying previously rejected articles and comparing the impact and performance of those rejected articles to articles which were accepted, the Rejected Article Tracker allows journal publishers to assess their publishing criteria and to arrive at quantitative insights that will guide future decisions.

Jim Longo, Vice President, Product Leadership & Design at HighWire said: “Publishers tell us that the Rejected Article Tracker is one of the key tools they use to analyze the health of their publishing programs. They use it to monitor the competition, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their editorial policies and to support evidence-based decisions to guide changes to their journal strategies. This patent and our recent CODiE Award are further validation of our leadership in analytics for scholarly publishers.”

The patent number for the Rejected Article Tracker is US patent number 10,255,359.

Learn more about how HighWire Analytics can support your publishing program here.

About HighWire

HighWire is the technology partner of choice for world-leading commercial and academic publishers. With offices globally, HighWire provides digital publishing solutions and platform expertise across all aspects of the publishing life cycle, including content management and hosting, e-commerce, analytics, access and identity management, manuscript submission and tracking. HighWire also delivers strategic consulting services for developing systems and applications and improving the customer experience. For more information, please visit


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