Human Kinetics to re-launch journals and build a new Video eLibrary platform on PubFactory


Hanover, PA—Human Kinetics, a leading publisher of specialized health and physical activity content for students, researchers, and professionals, has partnered with Sheridan PubFactory to host all their journal content and develop a new Video platform to launch in 2019.

Human Kinetics publishes more than 25 journals, over 500 textbook and trade book titles, and more than 200 continuing education courses in the areas of sport, health, fitness, and physical activity. Hundreds of videos, produced previously either as supplements to books and courses or as stand-alone products, will now also be more widely available as a result of this partnership.

Skip Maier, CEO of Human Kinetics said: “We’ve made the strategic decision to bring our journals and video content together on the PubFactory platform. We’re excited to take full advantage of PubFactory’s SiteGen site launch module and all that the platform has to offer while also deepening our existing relationship with Sheridan, a long term partner for Human Kinetics. Both Sheridan PubFactory’s technologies and consultative support will allow us to increase the value and impact of our content in new ways.”

Sheridan’s José Fossi, VP of Client Services for PubFactory agrees: “We are very proud to be selected by Human Kinetics to build new platforms for both their journals and their forthcoming video library. Human Kinetics is exactly the kind of partner that we want as we continue to push the bounds of flexibility and enhance our platform technologies to allow for integration across content and product types. And it’s incredibly gratifying to have PubFactory at the core of Human Kinetics content enrichment and growth strategy for years to come. ”

Sheridan PubFactory is the only industry service provider that can guide and support publishers at any point during the content development and publication process. The PubFactory platform and publishing services have been adopted by prestigious publishers like OUP, Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group, American Society for Horticultural Science, and the Society for Endocrinology’s Bioscientifica Ltd. Today, the PubFactory platform is host to 1,400+ journals, 400,000+ books, numerous databases, and reference works along with other content types.

About Human Kinetics
Founded in 1974, Human Kinetics is the premier information provider to the physical activity field. Our mission is to increase the knowledge, enhance the performance, and improve the health and fitness of all people around the globe by developing and delivering authoritative information about physical activity and sport. Customers include scholars who study physical activity and health issues; professionals who apply sport, physical activity, and health knowledge in delivering useful services; and the public who engage in fitness and sports activities in many forms and who benefit from living healthier lifestyles.

About Sheridan
Sheridan is a leading provider of print, publishing services, and technology solutions to publishers, associations, university presses, and catalogers. A division of CJK Group, Inc., Sheridan has six U.S.-based production facilities; each location has a market specialty that supports scholarly journals, books, magazines, reprints, or catalogs. Sheridan is also the provider of the scholarly publishing platform, PubFactory. /