WASHINGTON, DC -- AIBS is pleased to announce it has contracted with the University of California Press starting with the January 2009 issue of BioScience for the following publishing services:
- Marketing, management, and fulfillment of print/online subscriptions for libraries and consortia world-wide
- Rights permissions and online article sales
- Advertising sales, print/online
- Printing and digital production
AIBS retains full ownership, editorial control, page-design & layout control, and approval of pricing for BioScience. AIBS continues to manage its individual members' subscriptions itself; procedures for AIBS members to access BioScience online via the AIBS website have not changed. Staffing levels at the BioScience editorial office in Washington DC remain unaltered.
In addition, UC Press will work with BioOne to ensure ongoing access by libraries to the online version of BioScience as part of the BioOne.1 collection,a full-text online package of essential biological science research journals. BioScience will also be available for purchase as a stand-alone online journal through UC Press and its online hosting platform, Caliber, beginning with Volume 59, Issue 1 in January 2009.
"AIBS is delighted to be a part of this innovative collaboration among nonprofit organizations that will allow AIBS to publish BioScience with the expertise, resources, and world-wide reach that UC Press and BioOne each bring to the table. Our mutual goal is the broadest possible dissemination and accessibility of BioScience content in a sustainable manner. We look forward to the success of this venture." - Richard O'Grady, Executive Director, AIBS
Additional details are available on the UC Press blog.