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Institution of Chemical Engineers chooses Elsevier as publishing partner

New partnership to publish four international journals


Amsterdam, 13 Sept. 2007 - The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and Elsevier are pleased to announce a new partnership to publish the four international journals Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Food and Bioproducts Processing and Education for Chemical Engineers, IChemE's new online journal, from January 2008.

The journals are the official titles of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) and cover the latest research not only in chemical engineering, but a wider spectrum of related disciplines including bio- and environmental sciences, bringing new perspectives to established principles that are of relevance to both academia and industry. Regular special issues focused on specific topics are published, in addition to selected papers from major conferences. Elsevier will distribute the journals both in print and online via the leading journal platform ScienceDirect (, enabling early publication of articles in press.

Caroline Smith, IChemE Director Publishing & Resources, commented "Working with Elsevier will allow our research journals to be more accessible than ever before. This is good news for our authors, editors and the academic community, as well as the Institution. Editorial control will remain with IChemE and we will continue to provide the best quality journals to both our members and academic institutions around the world."

"Elsevier is very pleased to partner with such a prestigious institution," added Martin Tanke, Managing Director S&T Journals. "The IChemE journals are a perfect fit to our existing chemical engineering portfolio allowing us to deliver high-quality content to the research community and to further extend our innovative society publishing program".


About the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)
The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is the professional body for chemical and process engineers. Founded in 1922, IChemE now has an international membership of 27,000 across more than 113 countries. The Institution's aim is to increase public recognition of chemical engineering, both in terms of what chemical and process engineers do and the benefits that their work brings to society. More information can be found at:

About the IChemE Journals

  • Published since 1923, Chemical Engineering Research and Design is the official journal of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE): Part A. The journal brings current techniques and new design ideas together on all aspects of experimentation, development and theory from both the academic and industrial chemical engineering communities.

  • Process Safety and Environmental Protection is the official journal of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE): Part B and focuses on how the process industries address the areas of process safety and environmental protection in a scientific and responsible way. The journal covers both experimental and theoretical research with fundamentals that influence practice.

  • Food and Bioproducts Processing is the official journal of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE): Part C and publishes original research in the branches of engineering and science dedicated to the safe processing of biological products.

  • Education for Chemical Engineers is an online-only journal, targeted at chemical engineering academics and educators to discuss the ongoing changes and development in chemical engineering education.

About Elsevier Society Publishing
Elsevier is committed to building unique, long-lasting relationships to help societies achieve their publishing goals and provide value-added member services. Elsevier partners with more than 500 international learned societies, professional associations and research institutes.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, Elsevier's 7,000 employees in over 70 offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as ScienceDirect (, MD Consult (, Scopus (, bibliographic databases, and online reference works.

Elsevier ( is a global business headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc (, a world-leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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