What is ARPHA?

ARPHA is a full-featured open access publishing platform for journals, books and data, with managed hosting services. Several other services (website design and setup, production, semantic markup, distribution, archiving, indexing, promotion, journal management and more) are available on choice.

Offered as Software as a Service (SaaS), ARPHA allows users to build their own publishing solution to manage and host journals, books, conference abstracts, proceedings and institutional documents.

What is it for?

ARPHA is a technologically advanced platform, suitable for a wide range of research outputs, including open access journals, books, conference abstracts, proceeding, institutional documents and reports. Any combination of those is also available for clients seeking a more holistic solution.

Who is it for?

Whether you are a learned society, university press or an independent publisher looking to claim a prominent spot in today’s increasingly competitive high-tech publishing landscape, ARPHA can help you to build the perfect home for your scholarly outputs!


Learned societies

Offered both as a single-/multiple-journal or book platform, ARPHA will provide a new, high-tech venue for your society's outputs.


Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift by the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin and the German Entomological Society
Subterranean Biology by the the International Society for Subterranean Biology 
Alpine Entomology by the Swiss Entomological Society
Journal of Hymenoptera Research by the International Society of Hymenopterists
Social Psychological Bulletin by the Polish Society for Social Psychology  


ARPHA was first developed by the STM publisher Pensoft as an in-house system to streamline the everyday editorial work and enhance the quality and level of semantics in the published content. Since then, the platform has grown to accommodate years of accumulated feedback from authors, reviewers, editors and journal managers alike.

Today, ARPHA is offered as either a co-publishing or white-label solution completed with a full set of features and services that will ease your work at the editorial office and showcase your open access content like never before.

Partners and clients

How does it work?

ARPHA stands for: Authoring, Reviewing, Publishing, Hosting and Archiving. The platform is compiled of several modules, designed to work together as a seamless, end-to-end, publishing experience accomplished by web-service integration with the industry’s leading providers.


Authoring tool

Equipped with a number of unique features, the ARPHA Writing Tool (AWT) is a What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) authoring solution, designed to facilitate authors in the manuscript writing, submission and review process, as well as aid collaboration, data, multimedia and machine-readability of content.

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