Public Release:  IOP Publishing and The Japan Society of Applied Physics announce 5 year publishing agreement

Institute of Physics

IOP Publishing and The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) have today announced a five year agreement for the publication of Applied Physics Express (APEX) and The Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP). These titles are English language journals currently self-published by The Japan Society of Applied Physics.

As a result of this agreement, the journals will be published under a partnership arrangement for the first time in their history. Both titles are highly regarded internationally for their breadth and coverage of the field of applied physics, collectively publishing over two thousand articles, review and letters a year. JJAP has been established for over 50 years.

The first papers to be published under the agreement are expected to be available online in December 2013. The extensive archive of over 65 thousand articles for both journals will also be made available on IOPscience (IOP Publishing's online journal platform) in the coming months.

JSAP will continue to manage submissions, peer review and production for both titles and IOP Publishing will manage the sales, marketing and online hosting.

Makoto Konagai, President of The Japan Society of Applied Physics said: "We have been focused on globalising our activities and our decision to partner with IOP to publish JJAP and APEX is part of this strategy. JJAP and APEX both have a characteristic advantage in the field of applied physics and this partnership will give us even greater readership and increase the visibility of these two journals. In addition, I hope that partnering with IOP - a prestigious STM publisher - will encourage JSAP members to submit their high quality work to the journals in even greater volume. I believe that our content, together with IOP's expertise as a specialised publisher, will help us achieve mutual success."

Olaf Ernst, Commercial Director of IOP Publishing said of the new agreement: "Everyone at IOP is delighted to have the opportunity to work so closely with JSAP. The partnership is a natural fit between two thriving, forward looking society publishers in the field of physics. Each organisation brings unique strengths to the collaboration - the journals will add even greater depth to IOP's coverage of the applied physics area and in exchange we offer significant physics publishing expertise and expanded global readership for authors publishing within the JSAP journals."


Notes to Editors

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About IOP Publishing

IOP Publishing provides a range of journals, magazines, websites and services that enable researchers and research organisations to reach the widest possible audience for their research. We combine the culture of a learned society with global reach and highly efficient and effective publishing systems and processes. With offices in the UK, US, Germany, China and Japan, and staff in many other locations including Mexico and Russia, we serve researchers in the physical and related sciences in all parts of the world.

IOP Publishing is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institute of Physics. The Institute is a leading scientific society promoting physics and bringing physicists together for the benefit of all. Any profits generated by IOP Publishing are used by the Institute to support science and scientists in both the developed and developing world.

About The Japan Society of Applied Physics

The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) serves as an academic interface between science and engineering and an interactive platform for academia and the industry. JSAP is a "conduit" for the transfer of fundamental concepts to the industry for development and technological applications.

To this end, the JSAP holds annual conferences; publishes scientific journals; actively sponsors events, symposia, and festivals related to science education; and compiles information related to state-of-the-art technology for the public.

About Applied Physics Express

Applied Physics Express (APEX) is a letters journal devoted solely to rapid dissemination of up-to-date and concise reports on new findings in applied physics. It is published by IOP Publishing on behalf of The Japan Society of Applied Physics. APEX was launched in 2008 as the successor to The Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP) letter section, JJAP Part 2, from which it has inherited a world-wide reputation for high scientific quality and prompt publication. In the journal policy, special emphasis is placed on high scientific and/or technological impact of its published papers. The 2011 Impact Factor for APEX is 3.013.

About Japanese Journal of Applied Physics

The Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP) is an international journal for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in all fields of applied physics. Launched in 1962, the journal publishes articles dealing with the applications of physical principles as well as articles concerning the understanding of physics that have particular applications in mind. The journal not only covers all aspects of modern technology such as semiconductor devices including VLSI technology, photonic devices, superconductors, and magnetic recording but also covers other diverse areas such as plasma physics, particle accelerators, nanoscience and technology, and applied bioscience.

JJAP is published monthly and includes Regular Papers, Rapid Communications, Brief Notes, and Review Papers. In addition, several Special Issues are published each year. These contain monographs from international conferences and up-to-date findings of research groups. The 2011 Impact Factor for the journal is 1.058.

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