The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the six Science family of journals, will be moving its full suite of online journal content to Atypon's online publishing platform, Literatum, in the summer of 2021.

This move will encompass Science's archival content dating back to 1880, the journal's award-winning News and Careers publications, and the research and commentary in Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, Science Immunology, Science Robotics, and the open-access journal Science Advances.

The new platform will offer readers a more integrated view of content across the Science portfolio. Notable improvements will include enhanced search, author tools, and a reader-experience-focused redesign. The change in platform will also increase internal efficiency and flexibility, helping Science further meet the needs of the research community and better respond to evolving needs in publishing.

Top things to know:
  • No content has moved from HighWire yet. Your current access is still active and there will be no changes for your patrons until Summer 2021.
  • We will email site administrators throughout the migration period. We will develop a Customer Checklist and walk you through all required steps to ensure a successful move. To update your site administrator, please email
  • We would like to hear from you! We will be conducting regular focus groups and interviews over the next 9 months to learn what your concerns are about the upcoming migration, to learn what changes you are hoping will be implemented, and to receive your feedback on options for how the site will be designed. If you would like to be notified of an upcoming focus group or to indicate your interest in an interview, please let us know here.
If there is anything you would like to share now, please do! We are collecting your initial feedback here.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Elisabeth Leonard
Associate Director, Research and Development
Institutional Licensing