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Springer and AOCS in publishing partnership


Three key journals will enhance and expand chemistry publishing program

Heidelberg/New York, 29 August 2006 - Springer has announced a new publishing partnership with the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS). Beginning in January 2007, Springer will publish AOCS’s three journals Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, and Lipids. All three journals are peer-reviewed and edited by leading experts in the respective fields.

Published monthly, the Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society (JAOCS) is devoted to fundamental and practical research, production, processing, packaging, and distribution in the field of fats, oils, proteins, and other related substances. Lipids, also a monthly, is one of the premier journals in its field and features full-length original research articles, short communications, methods papers, and review articles. The Journal of Surfactants and Detergents (JSD) is a quarterly science and news journal dedicated to the practical and theoretical aspects of oleochemical and petrochemical surfactants, soaps, and detergents.

Mike Haas, outgoing President of the AOCS, said, “Springer will bring outstanding global visibility to AOCS journals through its online presence and significant sales and marketing muscle.”

AOCS Publications Steering Committee Chairman Robert Moreau added, “Through its extensive infrastructure, Springer addresses all priorities identified by our committee to propel AOCS journals into the 21st century publishing arena. We felt Springer, based on its strengths in service, capability, and cost efficiency, was the best choice.”

“We welcome AOCS journals to the Springer chemistry and materials publishing program. I anticipate a long and fruitful relationship,” said Springer Editorial Director Ken Derham. “We are proud to partner with this nearly 100-year-old society and will strive to help them support their mission.”

Springer will publish all three journals in both print and electronic forms. They will be available via SpringerLink, Springer’s online information platform, and will include Online First™, a feature where articles are published online before they appear in print. In addition, it will offer all authors, via the Springer Open Choice program, the option of publishing their articles using the open access publishing model.

About AOCS
AOCS, founded in 1909, is an international scientific society with more than 4,000 members in over 90 countries. AOCS offers a forum for the exchange of ideas, information, and experience among its members and others who have a professional interest in the science and technology of fats, oils, surfactants, detergents, and related materials. The AOCS world headquarters is located in Champaign, Illinois, USA.

About Springer
Springer is the second-largest publisher worldwide in the science, technology, and medicine (STM) sector. It publishes on behalf of more than 300 academic associations and professional societies worldwide and is a recognized leader in the publication of chemistry and materials books and journals.

Springer is part of Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world’s leading suppliers of scientific and specialist literature. The group owns 70 publishing houses, together publishing a total of 1,450 journals and more than 5,000 new books a year. The group operates in over 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and has some 5,000 employees. In 2005, it generated annual sales of around EUR 838 million.


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