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Springer cooperates with Brazilian society on new open access journal

Applied Adhesion Science joins the SpringerOpen portfolio


Springer and the Brazilian Society of Adhesion and Adhesives are partnering to publish the new open access journal Applied Adhesion Sciences. The publication strengthens Springer's open access portfolio, which now comprises over 400 journals. As an open access journal, it can be read free of subscription charges or registration barriers on SpringerLink as well as on the dedicated journal website at

Applied Adhesion Sciences focuses on the practical applications of adhesives, with special emphasis in fields such as oil, aerospace and biomedicine. Topics on the problematics related to the phenomena of adhesion and the application of adhesive materials are featured, especially in biomedical areas such as dentistry adhesives. Both theoretical and experimental studies are published. Editor-in-chief is Professor Silvio Romero de Barros, Professor at the Federal Centers of Technological Education, Rio de Janeiro.

"The Brazilian Society of Adhesion and Adhesives wanted to create a new open access journal dedicated to the applications of adhesives in different areas, from mechanical industry to medical treatments. The idea was to create a journal with high-quality papers, freely available to anyone in the world. It was clear to us from the beginning that the best partner for this challenge was Springer," said Professor Silvio Romero de Barros.

Dr. Mayra Castro, Publishing Editor Applied Sciences at Springer, said, "We are delighted to collaborate with the Brazilian Society of Adhesion and Adhesives on the creation and development of their new journal. Applied Adhesion Sciences has a strong interdisciplinary orientation and will attract readers from many different fields."


SpringerOpen journals are published under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license which enables authors to easily comply with the open access mandates of their institutions and funding bodies and to retain copyright to their work.

The Brazilian Society of Adhesion and Adhesives was founded as a non-profit organization in 2012. Its purpose is to promote and develop the advancement of science and new technologies of adhesion and adhesives in conjunction with the interests of Brazilian society.

Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. Springer is also a trusted local-language publisher in Europe - especially in Germany and the Netherlands - primarily for physicians and professionals working in healthcare and road safety education. Springer published roughly 2,200 English-language journals and more than 8,000 new books in 2012, and the group is home to the world's largest STM eBook collection, as well as the most comprehensive portfolio of open access journals. In 2012, Springer Science+Business Media S.A. generated sales of approximately EUR 981 million. The group employs more than 7,000 individuals across the globe.

Applied Adhesion Sciences: ISSN: 2196-4351

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