Hoboken, NJ, September 25, 2012. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and The Physiological Society have announced the renewal of their publishing partnership, building on over eight years of collaboration. The renewed partnership will ensure the society's titles, The Journal of Physiology and Experimental Physiology, continue to develop as thought leaders of physiological research.
"Since their establishment The Society's journals have built a reputation for excellence and quality," said Professor Jonathan Ashmore, President of The Physiological Society. "Over the last eight years this reputation has grown and our partnership with Wiley has helped to build on this."
Professor Ashmore continued, "Our journals already accommodate the needs of funders and research scientists around the world, offering an open access route for those who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers through Wiley's OnlineOpen option, and all our journal content becomes free to access after 12 months. Our renewed partnership with Wiley will ensure that the journals stay at the forefront of innovation in a time of rapid evolution in academic publishing."
"The renewal of Wiley's partnership with The Physiological Society allows us to build upon almost a decade of collaboration, with new initiatives that benefit both authors and readers of these prestigious journals," said Stephen M. Smith, President and CEO, Wiley. "Together we will continue to support and promote the latest world-class physiological research through sustained innovation using new delivery channels and models."
The Journal of Physiology publishes the latest research from across the discipline, with the aim of developing our understanding of the principles and mechanisms which govern our bodies. Published since 1879, the journal's international editorial board is led by Editor-in-Chief, Professor David Paterson of Oxford University, and currently holds an Impact Factor of 4.881.
Wiley has supported the journal's role as an opinion leader with new initiatives including the publication of dedicated neuroscience issues – eight of which will be published in 2012.
Experimental Physiology, edited by Professor Paul McLoughlin of University College Dublin, focuses on emerging areas of physiological and pathophysiological research, with emphasis on molecular and cellular functions. The journal holds an impact factor of 3.211 and will move to online-only publication from 2013.
Under this renewed agreement The Physiological Society and Wiley will also collaborate closely on a number of new initiatives including Wiley's role as principal sponsor of the 2013 Union of Physiological Sciences Congress.
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