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Atypon develops publishing technologies for getting mission-critical content into the hands of the practitioners and researchers who need it most. Atypon’s online publishing and website development tools let publishers manage, deliver, and monetize all of the content they distribute — from standards and scholarly articles to videos and online courses. Atypon’s tools for researchers let them easily author, discover, and access the content they need. Founded in 1996, Atypon is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with over 470 staff in 9 offices around the world.

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Scitrus is a personalized discovery application for researchers and practitioners in any discipline. It uses machine learning to understand a user’s evolving interests. It then delivers a live, personalized, social media-like feed with the latest journal articles, preprints, news, and conferences in his or her specialty. The app’s algorithms learn from user interaction, continuously improving the relevance of the content in their feed.

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fact sheet

33,100 scholarly peer-reviewed English-language journals* as of mid-2018

3,000,000 research articles published per year

4% growth in research article publication per year

8,000,000 academic researchers, who both read and publish

30,000+ sources of content in Scitrus

15,000 new articles per day in Scitrus

250 articles per year read by the average university academic

in the press

Nikos Story: Developing KMi PhD Research into a Commercial Product

Nikolaos (“Nikos”) Nanas completed his PhD in Artificial Intelligence (AI) at KMi in 2004. His research focused on Adaptive Information Filtering and its application to content personalisation. Inspired by the biological immune system, he developed an AI model (that he called "Nootropia") capable of learning and continuously adapting to an individual’s multiple and evolving interests. In 2006, he returned to Greece, taking up a research position at the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) at Volos while also teaching Artificial Intelligence and Web Technologies at the University of Thessaly.

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Ask The Chefs: AI and Scholarly Communications

No one will dispute that AI (Artificial Intelligence) needs to “eat” data, preferably in massive quantities, to develop. The better the data quality, the better the result. When thinking about the potential applications of AI in scholarly communications as related to research artifacts, how will that work? How might AI be trained on high quality, vetted information? How are the benefits and costs distributed?

The Crazy-making Design of Social Media

Social media designs create a disequilibrium that permeates society, but these design aspects aren’t often addressed as design choices, but rather as inevitable and unchangeable norms — despite the fact that Twitter itself scrambled its newsfeed precisely to make more money. The only inevitable thing about this design change was that Twitter needed to make money, and had to find a better way to radicalize its users into clicking more. These design choices are something I’d like to see the design community grapple with more concertedly.

Did you know about these trends in scholarly communication industry? Highlights from 2018 STM report

Did you know that in 2018, around 3 million articles were published? Or that the accessibility to content is now at its record high today? The scholarly communication industry is dynamic and to understand it better, it is vital to keep pace with the latest trends and updates. The report published by the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers, also called the STM report, is a great source of information for everyone involved in scholarly publishing.


Dr Nikolaos Nanas

Product Manager

Nikolaos "Nikos" Nanas studied Civil Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), but turned to Artificial Intelligence with his MSc on Intelligent Systems at University of Sussex (UK) and his PhD at Knowledge Media Institute (UK).

Since 2006 he worked as a researcher at the Institute for Research and Technology of Thessaly (Greece) and taught Artificial Intelligence, Web Technologies and Digital Entrepreneurship at the University of Thessaly. His research focused on the application of Biologically Inspired Computing and in particular Artificial Immune Systems to the problem of Personalised Information Filtering.

In 2011, he founded the startup Noowit to apply his research to the real world, for publishing intelligent newspapers and magazines that adapt to the interests of each individual reader. The Noowit team joined Atypon in January 2017 to establish its new branch at Thessaloniki Greece and apply its AI technologies to the domain of Academic Publishing.

Christos Spiliopoulos

Lead Back-End Developer

Christos graduated from the Department of Computer and Communication Engineering, University of Thessaly, where he was awarded a Bachelor's and a Master's degree. He's been programming mostly in, but not limited to, Python and Javascript, while exploring emerging web and software technologies. His areas of expertise include development of web applications, design and implementation of servers and systems. Among his interests are software architecture, distributed systems, data mining and information retrieval.

Christoforos Varakliotis

Lead Front-End Engineer

Christoforos is a full stack web engineer showing a particular interest in the front-end technologies. He is enthusiastic about all things Javascript, open web standards, functional programming and user experience design.

He received his Polytechnic Diploma in Computer & Communications Engineering at the University of Thessaly in 2010 and has been professionally involved with the web ecosystem ever since. As a late member of the Noowit team, he joined Atypon in 2017.

Kosmas Kyriakidis

Back-End Engineer

Experienced Software Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Very keen on working at high quality standards, writing clean and well tested code.

He received a MScEng degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Thanos Kontis

Front-End Engineer

Upon attaining his BSc degree in Internet Engineering & Web Management from the University of Greenwich, Thanos embarked on his journey as a web developer to unravel the mysteries of the Web and master the peculiarities of JavaScript and CSS. Having dipped his toes in video, photo editing and animations he was enticed to follow the strenuous path of the front-end developer. In 2017, he joined Atypon and committed himself to support valiantly the front-end of SCITRUS alongside Christoforos.

Whenever he is not immersed in some technological or programming endeavor he is fully engaged in raising his two children.

Alexis Gidiotis

Machine Learning Engineer

Alexis received a MScEng degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Thessaly and a MSc in Data Science from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Alexis is currently pursuing a PhD in Natural Language Processing at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

His areas of expertise include AI, machine learning, deep learning, NLP, recommender systems and software engineering.

Mary Kouvela

Web Developer

Mary is a Computer Science graduate of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki where she also received a master’s degree in Web and Data Science. She is interested in back-end development and web technologies in general. Apart from her practical experience in the design and development of software applications, she is also a determined problem solver that will make sure to always offer the most effective solution.

Nikos Tsompanidis

Web Developer

Nikos is currently an undergraduate student at the department of Applied Informatics at the University of Macedonia. Despite his young age, he has taken part in many programming competitions such as Google Hash Code and Google Code Jam with great personal and team success. Before joining Atypon, he was a member of 2 startup companies. He is passionate about software engineering, using best practices and the latest technologies in the industry.

Among other things, his scientific interests include the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Information Retrieval and Quantum Computing.