The Annual Reports for the Cambridge Journals Online (CJO) and Cambridge Books Online (CBO) publishing platforms mark the end of a year of marked digital fervour in the virtual world. The rising usage across both platforms reflects the boom in traffic across the entire web in 2013.

Nearly a decade ago, in its first year of existence, Facebook had accrued just over 1 million users. Now there are over 1 billion users who continue to share, like and comment voraciously. YouTube now receives over 1 billion unique monthly visits, and there are 1 billion files saved on Dropbox every day.

Against this backdrop of record breaking usage the world over, CJO and CBO have also seen an impressive increase in traffic. In 2013, CJO received 309,566,375 visits, and CBO received 16,599,655. And it’s not only readership that’s on the rise. With more and more high-quality content added to both platforms every month, at the end of 2013 readers could choose from 1,032,846 articles on CJO and 22,975 titles on CBO.

2013 was also a busy year for digital development at Cambridge, with both CJO and CBO benefiting from substantial updates. With both boasting a host of new features for readers, authors, librarians and editors, we’re keen to demonstrate the many new and useful ways you can make the most of our platforms.

We’ve taken a look back at 2013, and picked out the ‘best bits’. Highlights include our Facebook Social Reader App, and ePUB functionality on CJO, as well as the complete redesign of CBO, which reached the impressive milestone of 20,000 titles at the start of the year. You can find out all you need to know about these, and all the new features added last year, in our platform Annual Reports.

To view the CJO Annual Report, click here.

To view the CBO Annual Report, click here.


We hope you find these latest developments beneficial. If you have any suggestions for new features, we’d love to hear from you – simply get in touch and let us know.

To stay up to date with all CJO and CBO developments, and to find out about new functionality as soon as it’s released, follow us on Twitter – @CambridgeJnls – or find us on Facebook.


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