About the Publisher

PAGEPress is an Open Access scientific publisher run by a team that has been developing services for the international scientific community since 1992.

Initially PAGEPress took charge of the production management of Haematologica (both print and online versions) providing its publishing services in outsourcing for this journal. It then added to its portfolio another important publication, the European Journal of Basic and Applied Histochemistry (now, European Journal of Histochemistry) distinguishing itself for its professional quality of scholarly publishing.

In 2008, the lack of specialized professional organizations on the Italian market led Michele Moscato (founder and CEO at PAGEPress) to create the PAGEPress brand. Thanks to his experience (former librarian at the University of Pavia and then Production Manager of Haematologica, for which he held the position of Production Supervisor for more than 15 years), PAGEPress has rapidly grown to become a leader in its field, providing quality and innovative publishing services. Today it enjoys the loyalty of universities, international associations and scientific societies that entrust it with the development of their publications.

It was PAGEPress' commitment to making the results of academic research available to the international community that gave birth to the idea of a publisher entirely devoted to Open Access with the desire to spread academic knowledge. PAGEPress started off with 6 new journals and is now the provider of more than 80 Open Access scientific publications in a variety of fields. For over seven years now, PAGEPress has strived to promote the circulation of scientific research, offering cost-effective solutions to authors, libraries and scientific societies.

PAGEPress strongly believe in the Open Access model: free, digital, online and exempt from most copyright restrictions, all factors that allow publications to be read, down-loaded and re-mixed by anyone who needs them for his or her own research. What’s more, we believe in a proficient and high-quality organization in which scientists, editors, reviewers and product managers work together to promote the accurate dissemination of scientific results.

The company is registered with the Chamber of Commerce in Pavia, Italy (number IT02125780185) according to the provisions of European Commercial Law.

PAGEPress’ name and logo are trademark registered in Pavia, 2009. The company is the property of a single entity (60% shareholder) and a panel of other smaller investors (40%).

Our History

Back in 1920 Prof. Adolfo Ferrata founded a small journal dedicated to hematology called Haematologica. The first issue featured an article by the Nobel Prize Winner Camillo Golgi entitled “On the structure of red blood cells in man and other animals”. In 1974, after more than 50 years of continuous publishing, Haematologica was brought to Pavia where Prof. Ferrata had spent the last part of his career. At that time, the journal was mainly published in Italian with some abstracts in English.

In the late 1980s, Prof. Mario Cazzola assumed the scientific leadership of the journal. In spite of its small size and its local profile, the new Editor-in-Chief firmly believed it to have enormous potential and to reflect the valuable contribution of the local School of Hematology to medical research. It was his meeting with Michele Moscato – at that time a young librarian at the same University who had recognized the changes that were starting to take place in the world of international publishing – that set the course for what became to be considered by many as a publishing miracle. In fact, in just a few years, the scientific focus established by Prof. Mario Cazzola, and the skills and expertise of Michele Moscato as Production Manager, transformed the Journal into a highly respected scientific publication, soon becoming one of the most important academic journals in its field. They rapidly improved Haematologica's impact factor, placing it among the top hematology journals in the world, a position it still holds today; an impressive achievement given the crowded world of scientific publishing.

The road that took Haematologica to the top of academic publishing is that still followed by Michele Moscato in his role as founder and CEO of PAGEPress. The experience gained in the past has been put to good use and has provided the basis on which the company guarantees its high production standards. A careful selection of scientific content, an appropriate work plan, an ability to meet even the tightest deadlines, and a professional support team all make sure that each journal offers a valuable, quality contribution to the company’s efforts to make the results of academic research available to the international community.