Commercial digest (2 messages) Bob Persing 26 Nov 2010 20:59 UTC


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This week's digest contains 2 messages:
1) Launch of AIP Advances Represents Major New Innovation in Physical Science Publishing
2) Taylor & Francis Group and the American Fisheries Society announce a winning partnership

Message #1:

Subject: Launch of AIP Advances Represents Major New Innovation in Physical Science Publishing
From: Bruce Shriver <>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 14:54:12 +0000

[This message is cross-posted.  Please pardon the duplication.]
Melville, NY, November 23rd 2010 – AIP Publishing, a division of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), today announced the launch of AIP Advances (, a fast-track, community-style open access journal, focusing on applied research in the physical sciences.
AIP Advances offers researchers a new way to rapidly and effectively bring their work to the attention of the global physical sciences community.
“The Web enables more alternatives in scientific publishing, which we can now deliver to the research community,” commented John Haynes, Vice President, Publishing. Our authors tell us that they want their articles to be published as quickly as possible and then made accessible to the widest possible audience. They also want the opportunity for their work to be recognized for its own worth, not necessarily within the context of established journals. AIP Advances is just another way AIP will help authors to get the recognition their work deserves.”
All articles are published under the Creative Commons license. Authors of accepted manuscripts pay a processing fee so their work is freely available worldwide immediately upon publication.  Accelerated peer review, overseen by a leading international team of Executive and Associate Editors, ensures rapid publication. The significance of each article is complemented through post-publication evaluation by the entire applied physical sciences community.  
To celebrate the launch, AIP Publishing is offering free publication to the first 100 authors whose articles are accepted.
“AIP Advances represents a major step forward in publishing in the physical sciences,” commented Mark Cassar. “At AIP Publishing, our goal is to promote and amplify the voices and ideas of the research community.  We will continue to innovate to achieve this aim.”
About AIP
The American Institute of Physics is a federation of 10 physical science societies representing more than 135,000 scientists, engineers, and educators and is one of the world's largest publishers of scientific information in physics. Offering full-solution publishing services for scientific societies and for similar organizations in science and engineering, AIP pursues innovation in electronic publishing of scholarly journals. AIP publishes 12 journals; two magazines, including its flagship publication Physics Today; and the AIP Conference Proceedings series. Its online publishing platform Scitation hosts nearly two million articles from more than 185 scholarly journals and other publications of 28 learned society publishers.
For more information:
Aravind Akella
Manager Journal Development
American Institute of Physics

Message #2:

Subject: Taylor & Francis Group and the American Fisheries Society announce a winning partnership!
From: "McMillan, Jennifer " <>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2010 10:05:35 -0000

Taylor & Francis Group and the American Fisheries Society announce a winning partnership!

Philadelphia, 25th November 2010

The American Fisheries Society and Taylor & Francis are pleased to announce a new publishing partnership between the two organizations. As of 2011, Taylor & Francis will publish the six AFS publications on behalf of the AFS:
*         Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
*         North American Journal of Aquaculture
*         North American Journal of Fisheries Management
*         Journal of Aquatic Animal Health
*         Marine and Coastal Fisheries (an online-only, Open Access publication)
*         Fisheries magazine
Through their new partnership, the AFS and Taylor & Francis aim to expand the global reach and readership of the six publications, to achieve the highest possible levels of accessibility through rapid publication and continued affordable pricing, and to maintain the high quality of the publications' content and presentation.
According to Kevin Bradley, President, Taylor & Francis USA,  "The quality content of the AFS titles, combined with T&F's outstanding production and author services and our global marketing and sales power, will certainly make for a winning partnership. I am extremely pleased to be working with the American Fisheries Society." 
"The new partnership with a reputable publishing house, Taylor & Francis, allows AFS to expand its services to its authors, users, and library subscriber base," said Gus Rassam, AFS Executive Director. "This partnership combines and builds on the deep tradition of excellence for which AFS is known, with the global reach and technological capabilities of Taylor & Francis."
In 2011 and beyond, the AFS and Taylor & Francis will continue to offer the same subscription options that were available to libraries in 2010, as well as offering access via the Taylor & Francis Library  Subscription and access information can be obtained by contacting the Taylor & Francis Customer Service Department at 800-354-1420 or Questions may also be addressed to Aaron Lerner, AFS Publications Director, at

About Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis Group is part of Informa, one of the world's leading publishers of academic journals. We are dedicated to the dissemination of scholarly information, drawing on expertise developed since first publishing learned journals in 1798. Taylor & Francis now publishes 1,562 scholarly journals in association with over 460 learned societies and scholarly institutions. We operate from a network of 20 global offices, including Philadelphia, Oxford, Melbourne, Stockholm, Beijing, New Delhi, Johannesburg and Singapore.

For more information please contact:
Jennifer McMillan, Library Marketing Manager, Taylor & Francis Group Journals
Tel:  +44 (0) 207 017 6000