American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)
1444 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 628-1500
For Immediate Release: 6 September 2008
For more information about BioScience at UC Press, please visit http://www.ucpressjournals.com
Washington, DC The American Institute for Biological Sciences (AIBS), the leading broad-based US biological research, education, and advocacy organization, has selected UC Press as its new publishing partner for its flagship journal, BioScience. Dedicated to advancing biological research and education for the welfare of society, the AIBS federation boasts a membership of over 5,000 biologists and 200 professional societies and scientific organizations; the combined individual membership of the latter exceeds 250,000. In expanding the reach and visibility of BioScience, UC Press will further the public service mission of AIBS itself.
In addition, UC Press will work collaboratively with BioOne to assure broad access for libraries to the online version of BioScience. The journal will continue to be available via the BioOne collection, a full-text online package of essential biological science research journals. BioScience will also be made available for purchase as a stand-alone journal through UC Press and its online hosting platform, Caliber, beginning with Volume 59, Issue 1 in January 2009. The journal is edited by Tim Beardsley and is written and edited for accessibility to researchers, educators, and students alike.
“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
“AIBS is a founding organization of BioOne, and produces one of the collection’s stellar journals. The fact that UC Press is able and willing to accommodate the needs of both organizations will enhance our joint commitment to provide concrete benefits for the entire community of bioscience students and researchers.” - Susan Skomal Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, BioOne
“UC Press is proud to be working with both AIBS and BioOne to enable a broad range of access to BioScience,” says Rebecca Simon, Associate Director, University of California Press and Director of the Journals + Digital Publishing Division. “Such collaborations between non-profit, mission-driven organizations help assure not only affordable access for libraries but sustainable models for the scholarly publishing community.”