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Hunt Valley, MD – Dartmouth Journal Services, a Sheridan Group company, collaborated with client Cell Press to create a publisher-branded mobile application, launched through the iTunes App® Store on December 3, 2010.

The Cell Press app, titled Cell Alerts, encompasses 14 Cell Press titles. It functions as a robust content discovery application featuring access to article abstracts, including graphical, video, and audio abstracts, as well as content search, user selected “My List” storage, and a conference events calendar. The app is formatted for the iPhone with other platforms planned as future enhancements.

“We are delighted to be able to leverage Dartmouth Journal Services’ technological expertise to provide our readers with a new way to keep up to date with Cell Press content.” said Keith Wollman, Vice President of Web Development and Operations at Cell Press.

Other features of the Sheridan Mobile App offering include:

  • Multiple RSS feed support
  • Social sharing of in-app content
  • Push notification alerts on content updates
  • Real-time usage analytics via Google Analytics
  • Comprehensive user settings

The latest offering in Sheridan’s ongoing suite of proprietary technology solutions, Sheridan Mobile Apps are customized mobile content delivery mechanisms that can feature article abstract viewing or full-text article access, per the publisher’s request. Sheridan Mobile Apps are compatible with the predominant mobile platforms, including iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android. All are built on top of a scalable and configurable XML-based Mobile Content Delivery System (MCDS) that handles the content import, conversion, management, and distribution.

Mike Hepp, Senior Technology Strategist at Dartmouth Journal Services said, “Dartmouth Journal Services is committed to developing technology-based solutions and services that help publishers keep pace with the changing demands of the publishing industry. As end-user habits for accessing and reading content change, we work closely with our customers to provide content conversion expertise and technology development strength to achieve innovative solutions. Cell Press is a valued and long-time customer. We are excited to have them as our first mobile app customer.”


About Cell Press
Cell Press, an imprint of Elsevier, is committed to improving scientific communication through the publication of exciting research and reviews. Each of our titles is viewed as a must-read by the scientific community it serves. Cell Press primary research journals include the flagship journal Cell, as well as Neuron, Immunity, Molecular Cell, Developmental Cell, Cancer Cell, Current Biology, Structure, Chemistry & Biology, Cell Metabolism, Cell Host & Microbe, Cell Stem Cell, and, new to Cell Press, Biophysical Journal, and The American Journal of Human Genetics. Cell Press also publishes the Trends family of reviews journals, including Trends in Cell Biology, Trends in Neurosciences, and Trends in Cognitive Sciences. www.cell.com

About Dartmouth Journal Services
Dartmouth Journal Services, a Sheridan Group company based in Waterbury, VT, is a leading provider of technology-based journal publishing solutions for scholarly, technical, and medical publishers, societies, associations, and university presses.

About The Sheridan Group
Located in Hunt Valley, MD, The Sheridan Group is comprised of The Sheridan Press, Dartmouth Printing Company, Dartmouth Journal Services, United Litho, The Dingley Press, and Sheridan Books. Each company has a market specialty – scholarly journals, magazines, catalogs, or books. The Sheridan Group is a leading provider of print, publishing and technology solutions to publishers, associations, university presses, and catalogers. www.sheridan.com