APPLIED SPECTROSCOPY TO PUBLISH WITH SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD. IN 2016
Over the past decade, the Journal has been confronted with some significant challenges, most of which have been dictated by market forces and the changes that on-line access has brought to the business of scholarly publishing. To better adapt to these challenges, Applied Spectroscopy and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy will be partnering with SAGE Publications Limited (sagepub.com) commencing with the journal’s milestone 70th volume in January 2016.
The Society believes that SAGE is the right publishing partner for Applied Spectroscopy. SAGE has 1,500 employees globally and operates principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington, D.C. SAGE publishes more than 850 journals and over 800 books and reference works a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. They are also currently developing online tools and resources such as SAGE Video and SAGE Edge.
For the Society and its members and the authors and readers of Applied Spectroscopy, the benefits of moving from our current partners to SAGE are important and timely. The most important of these are:
• SAGE will consolidate manuscript submission, tracking, and production services, as well as the journal hosting and marketing services under one roof.
• SAGE uses the Scholar OneTM system for manuscript submission and tracking and the “HighWire” platform for on-line publication. These platforms will significantly improve the quality of services for our authors, editors, reviewers, and readers of Applied Spectroscopy
• For our authors, faster production times mean less time from manuscript acceptance to online publication of the manuscript.
• Online readers will be able to access the journal through the Society for Applied Spectroscopy website to the SAGE journal platform seamlessly. The “Online First” feature will allow accepted manuscripts to be on the web within a month of being accepted.
• As the largest independent academic publisher in the world, SAGE’s extensive experience means better and faster ways to develop and improve the journal without compromising our editorial integrity and independence.
The Journal editorial team and the Society are excited by the opportunities that the partnership with SAGE will provide, both for ourselves as well as our authors, subscribers, readers, and advertisers.
Welcome to our 70th