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Association Congress 2011

Portland Customer Services will be exhibiting at the Association Congress, Europe's largest association conference, taking place in London on 18-19 July 2011. This annual fixture for those serious about the growth of their associations/societies, events and publishing, now in its 5th year, is growing in size, support and esteem and is essential attendance with 2 days of educational presentations, workshops and peer-to-peer networking. For further information, including confirmed speakers visit http://www.associationcongress.com


Society for Reproduction and Fertility sign membership agreement with Portland Customer Services

Portland Customer Services (PCS) is pleased to announce that it will be providing Association Management services on behalf of the Society for Reproduction and Fertility (SRF).

The Society for Reproduction and Fertility which will celebrate its 60th Anniversary in 2010 was established to promote research in reproduction and to disseminate information to the public at large. The Society was formed in July 2001 through amalgamation of the Society for the Study of Fertility and the Journals of Reproduction and Fertility Ltd. The SRF carries forward the long standing heritage of these two organizations in being one of the principal scientific societies specialising in reproductive biology, both within the UK and internationally, supporting research and teaching in all aspects of reproductive biology.

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Portland Press Limited to publish Cell Biology International

Portland Press Limited is pleased to announce that it will publish Cell Biology International on behalf of the International Federation for Cell Biology from 1st January 2010.

Cell Biology International publishes original papers relating to all aspects of animal and plant cell biology, short communications and invited mini-reviews providing state-of-the-art overviews of hot topics.

Features at a glance:
 
» Customized institutional branding
» Archival access for subscribing institutions
» COUNTER compliant usage statistics
» Download figures into PowerPoint
» Use of PDFs in course packs, e-reserves and VLEs permitted
» CrossRef links to cited articles
» EESI-View – innovative online format

Subscribers benefit from no price increase in 2010.

If you currently receive online access to Cell Biology International via ScienceDirect, please contact us to renew your access for 2010.

Visit www.cellbiolint.org for further information.



PORTLAND PRESS ENDORSES PROJECT TRANSFER

Portland Press Limited is pleased to announce its endorsement of Project TRANSFER and is committed to following this set of best practices for all future journal transfers.

By endorsing the TRANSFER code of practice, we hope to minimise the disruption that occurs to libraries and subscribers, when a journal moves between publishers.



ASN NEURO IS LAUNCHED!

Portland Press Limited and the American Society for Neurochemistry are pleased to announce the launch of ASN NEURO at the ASN Annual Conference in Charleston , SC, 7-11 March 2009. This new open access journal will further the Society's mission to advance, promote, support, encourage and facilitate communication among investigators in the cellular and molecular neuroscience community.

ASN have appointed a distinguished member of the international neuroscience community as the first Editor-in-Chief. Professor Anthony T. Campagnoni, who holds the Coates Chair in Neuroscience, Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behaviour, UCLA, has agreed to provide the editorial leadership for this exciting new addition to scholarly publishing.

ASN NEURO will develop a range of specific knowledge environments to represent the broader scope and aims of the ASN, namely: Cell, Molecular and Developmental Neurobiology; Cell Signalling and Neurophysiology: Nervous System Metabolism; Architecture of the Nervous System; Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection; Biology of Glia; Brain Injury and Repair; Inflammation and Immune Response in the Nervous System.

Institutional Memberships are available! http://www.asnneuro.org/an/forms/lib_rec.htm

An Institutional Membership will allow researchers to publish in the journal for a reduced open-access publication fee, making their research freely available to the entire scientific community and fulfilling the mandates of grant-awarding bodies.

Authors from institutions with an Institutional Membership will benefit from a discounted publication charge of $900 (non-member publication charge is $1100). The journal has no other page, submission or colour charges.

To celebrate the launch of this new and exciting journal we are offering a Special Introductory Institutional Member Rate of only $630/£395/515€

See the journals new website for details - http://www.asnneuro.org


Portland Customer Services and Water Envionment Federation

Water Environment Federation (WEF) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Portland Customer Services to provide customer service and subscription fulfilment outside United States of America, Canada and Mexico for subscriptions for WEF journals. From 1 January 2009 Portland Customer Services will manage new orders, renewals, and collections for all WEF subscription products. A list of products is provided below.

Water Environment & Technology
World Water & Environmental Engineering
Water Environment Research
Biosolids Technical Bulletin
Industrial Wastewater
Water Environment Laboratory Solutions
Water Environment Regulation Watch
Utility Executive
Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation

Portland Press to publish a new Open Access journal

American Society for Neurochemistry chooses Portland Press Limited to publish its new journal ASN NEURO.

ASN NEURO will be launched in 2009 as an Open Access journal to further the Society's mission to advance, promote, support, encourage and facilitate communication among investigators in the cellular and molecular neuroscience community.

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2009 journal prices for all journals now available

We are pleased to announce that the 2009 institutional subscription pricelist for 120 journals handled by Portland Customer Services is now available online.

Please note that there are additional pages that show journal package subscription details for International Water Association, Professional Engineering Publishing, Policy Press, Portland Press, Royal Society Publishing, Royal Society of Medicine Press and Society for Endocrinology and BioScientifica and 2009 prices for journals published by the Royal Society of Chemistry

The Whats New and Notes give information about new publications from existing clients, terms of business and payment methods.


Portland Customer Services and Professional Engineering Publishing Ltd sign journal fulfilment agreement

Portland Customer Services is pleased to announce that it has been appointed to provide journal subscription fulfilment on behalf of Professional Engineering Publishing Ltd. This agreement will take effect with the renewal of journal subscriptions for 2008.

Professional Engineering Publishing Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). It publishes a range of 17 scholarly journals, 3 magazines and other products across a variety of subjects of interest to the international engineering community. 15 journals are grouped within the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers , each with its own identity, international editorial board, and separately available and a new title, Journal of Sports Engineering Technology (Part P) will be launched in 2008.

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Biochemical Journal remastered for the 21st Century

After celebrating its Centenary in 2006, the Biochemical Journal looks forward to the next 100 years with a transformation in content presentation and access features:

  • Improved focus with seven knowledge environments - Cell, Disease, Energy, Gene, Plant, Signal, Structure
  • Enhanced searching and alerting capabilities
  • The ability to download figures directly into PowerPoint for academic purposes
  • Greater personalization for users

My BJ allows you to set up your own personal profile so that the BJ recognizes your preferences each time you visit, taking you directly to the content covering your own research interests. You can also store links to all your favourite articles in your personal filing cabinet.

Subscribers also enjoy free access to BJ Classics (classic papers and people that have made a major contribution to emerging areas of research in context) and a video webcast featuring an excellent line-up of international speakers at the Biochemical Journal Centenary Symposium.

Institutional subscribers benefit from institutional branding within the website via IP recognition.

With all this and more features (including RSS feeds) coming soon, visit the website today at http://www.BiochemJ.org.


Portland Press signs exclusive agent agreement with USACO Corporation

Portland Press is pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusive agent agreement with USACO Corporation for journal subscriptions in Japan.

The agreement takes effect from the 2007 renewal period and all subscription orders or enquiries originating from Japan should be directed to:

USACO Corporation
17-12 Higashi-Azabu, 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0044 Japan
Phone: 81 3 3505 3256
Fax: 81 3 3505 6282
e-mail: usaco@usaco.co.jp

We are confident that USACO will provide a high standard of service to our Japanese subscribers.


Biochemical Journal video webcast available free to subscribers

Portland Press and the Biochemical Journal are pleased to announce that the video webcast of the Biochemical Journal Centenary Symposium which took place in July 2006 is now available as part of the online journal. Access to over five and a half hours of video is available to institutional subscribers to the Biochemical Journal and members of the Biochemical Society providing a valuable teaching resource on key areas of biochemistry and cell and molecular biology.

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Portland Press Journals to increase in frequency in 2007

Clinical Science will increase from 12 to 24 online issues in 2007, offering even faster access to the latest research. Clinical Science publishes articles relating to human health and disease, particularly that which explores integrative biology of systems and pathways and the translation of molecular mechanisms to clinical applications.

Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry will increase in frequency from 9 to 12 online issues in 2007 providing essential reading for all academic and commercial biotechnologists, and tissue and chemical engineers.


Portland Press officially launches Cell Signalling Biology

Portland Press officially launches Cell Signalling Biology, an outstanding new online reference work from one of the world's leading experts, Professor Sir Michael J. Berridge (Cambridge) on 28 July 2006.

Cell Signalling Biology provides researchers, teachers and students alike with an essential online resource describing the biology of cell signalling. It is published using EESI-View, the innovative and highly acclaimed online format first developed by Portland Press for the Biochemical Journal.

A sample module and synopses is freely available at www.cellsignallingbiology.org

Institutional subscriptions are available on an anytime start basis at just 150 GBP, 285 USD and 255 Euros. You can subscribe online now at www.cellsignallingbiology.org or via your preferred subscription agent.

Multi-site and Consortia Licenses are also available. email: licensing@portlandpress.com for a quotation.


2008 journal prices for all journals now available

We are pleased to announce that the 2008 institutional subscription pricelist for 140 journals handled by Portland Customer Services is now available online.

Please note that there are additional pages that show journal package subscription details for Channel View Publications, IChemE, International Water Association, Multilingual Matters, Policy Press, Portland Press, Royal Society Publishing, Royal Society of Medicine Press and Society for Endocrinology and 2008 prices for journals published by the Royal Society of Chemistry

The Whats New and Notes give information about two new Portland Customer Services clients, new publications from existing clients, terms of business and payment methods.


Portland Press 2008 Journal prices now available

2008 subscription prices for the journals published by Portland Press, the publishing subsidiary of the Biochemical Society, are now available at:
http://www.portlandpress.com/pcs/journals/pricelist_pp.htm

Multi-title and multi-site licences are also available.

To renew your subscription please contact your subscription agent or contact sales@portlandpress.com


The new 13 digit ISBN

As of 1 January 2007, all book and book-related products must carry a 13-digit ISBN. All existing 10-digit ISBNs in circulation will be changed to the new 13-digit ISBN that starts with 978. Information about converting existing ISBNs to their new ISBN-13 number is available from www.isbn.org. Portland Customer Services has already converted all existing 10-digit ISBNs to 13-digit ISBNs and is listing both numbers on invoices for all titles it handles for the duration of 2006.

For more information on the new ISBN please visit http://www.niso.org/standards/resources/ISBN.html

An ISBN converter is available at http://www.isbn.org/converterpub.asp


2007 journal prices for all journals now available

We are pleased to announce that the 2007 institutional subscription pricelist for 110 journals handled by Portland Customer Services is now available online.

Please note that there are additional pages that show journal package subscription details for IChemE, The Royal Society, Multilingual Matters and Channel View and 2007 prices for journals published by the Royal Society of Chemistry

The Whats New and Notes give information about three new Portland Customer Services clients, new publications from existing clients, terms of business and payment methods.


Portland Press 2007 Journal prices now available

2007 subscription prices for the journals published by Portland Press, the publishing subsidiary of the Biochemical Society, are now available at:
http://www.portlandpress.com/pcs/journals/pricelist_pp.htm

Please note that savings of approximately 13% can be made by subscribing to online only rather than combined online/print. Multi-title and multi-site licences are also available.

To renew your subscription please contact your subscription agent or contact sales@portlandpress.com


Earthscan sign distribution/hosting agreement with Portland Customer Services

Portland Customer Services is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to handle journal subscription fulfilment and online journal hosting on behalf of Earthscan. The fulfilment agreement will take effect with the renewal of journal subscriptions for 2007.

Based in London, Earthscan publishes 6 journals and is one of the leading publishers in the field of sustainable development. Portland Customer Services will provide online access to the full text of all six journals starting with Climate Policy in August 2006, and the other journals over the following months.

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Portland Customer Services and The Royal Society sign distribution agreement

Portland Customer Services is pleased to announce that it has been appointed to handle journal subscription fulfilment on behalf of The Royal Society. This agreement will take effect with the renewal of journal subscriptions for 2007.

Based in London, The Royal Society is the UK's national academy of science founded in 1660. The Royal Society publishes 7 journals in the life and physical sciences. The Royal Society previously handled journal fulfilment in-house.


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Portland Customer Services and Vathek Publishing sign distribution agreement

Portland Customer Services will be handling journal subscription fulfilment on behalf of Vathek publishing with effect from the renewal of journal subscriptions for 2004.

Based in the Isle of Man, Vathek Publishing (http://www.vathek.com) publishes six legal journals. Subscription fulfilment was previously handled by Publisher Services Ltd in the Channel Islands.

Publisher of Vathek Publishing, Mairwen Lloyd-Williams, said, "I am pleased to be able to outsource our journal fulfilment to a company that has a similar philosophy to our own. As a relatively small publisher outsourcing services like fulfilment allows us to concentrate on the core business of publishing high-quality journals."


PORTLAND CUSTOMER SERVICES ACHIEVES COUNTER COMPLIANCE

Portland Customer Services recently announced the availability of Usage Statistics for institutional subscribers to client journals online, and is now pleased to announce that the reports conform to the COUNTER level 2 code of practice, and is the first publisher to provide journal report 3.

Portland Customer Services (PCS) hosts all four Portland Press journals online. This includes

as well as journals published by

The reports supplied by PCS (journal report 3) conform to the COUNTER level 2 code of practice and show the number of downloads of tables of contents, abstracts, references lists and full text html and pdf files. The reports will display this data for all PCS hosted journals that an institution subscribes to and can be downloaded in .csv format for ease of use.

This latest new development will benefit institutions greatly allowing them to monitor the use and value of the journals they subscribe to by type and volume of downloads. COUNTER compliance ensures that the usage of online information products and services can be measured in a credible, consistent and compatible way enabling librarians to compare statistics from different vendors, to make better-informed purchasing decisions, and to plan infrastructure more effectively.

Further information, password registration and a demonstration of the usage statistics report is available at http://www.portlandpress.com/pcs/services/usage/


Distribution of Multilingual Matters' journals
Portland Customer Services is the new distributor of journals published by Multilingual Matters/Channel View Publications. This agreement will take effect with the renewal of journal subscriptions for 2004.

Based in Clevedon, near Bristol, Multilingual Matters publishes 12 journals in the field of linguistics, and another 6 journals on tourism studies under the Channel View Publications imprint. Multilingual Matters/Channel View Publications previously handled fulfilment themselves.

Managing Director of Multilingual Matters/Channel View Publications, Mike Grover, said, "We are delighted to be able to outsource our journal fulfilment and distribution to a company that has a similar philosophy to our own. This decision will free up our staff to spend more time on improving our journals and expanding our extensive book and journal publishing program under both imprints."


Special announcement for subscribers who use divine/RoweCom Inc.
Further to the recent announcements that divine Inc. will no longer support the subscription aggregation business, please note the following.

All subscriptions to any of the journals handled by Portland Customer Services that were paid through any of the divine/RoweCom Inc. companies for 2002 will be continued until 1 March 2003 while the situation concerning payment is resolved.

If you did subscribe to any of the journals listed through divine/RoweCom Inc. in 2002, please contact us, quoting our Customer Reference Number from the journal label carrier if possible. We need to know if you have already renewed for 2003 via divine/RoweCom, if you have or plan to renew through another agent, or if you have canceled the subscription for 2003.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions concerning your subscription for 2003.


Distribution of Bios Scientific Publishers' Journals 2004
Bios Scientific Publishers are now part of the Taylor and Francis Group.
Taylor and Francis will distribute the three Bios journals from January 2004.
Medical Mycology
Biotechnic and Histochemistry
Clinical Intensive Care
Send your renewal orders for 2004 to Taylor and Francis (http://www.tandf.co.uk).
New journals from Policy Press and IWA
Benefits
The only journal focusing specifically on social security, social inclusion and anti-poverty policies in the UK. Established over ten years ago, the journal has a well-earned reputation for accessible, up-to-date information and analysis of development in policy and practice.

Journal of Water and Health
A new peer-reviewed journal devoted to the dissemination of information on the health implications and control of waterborne micro-organisms and chemical in the broadest sense.


Biochemical Journal Immediate Publications
Papers submitted to the Biochemical Journal are published online in manuscript format as PDFs as soon as they are accepted and can be instantly accessed by anyone using the internet.


IWA Water Package

This new combined subscription offers the opportunity to purchase seven IWA journals:

Water Science and Technology: Water Supply
Water Science and Technology
Journal of Hydroinformatics
Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - Aqua
Journal of Water and Health
Water Policy
Nordic Hydrology
and save 10% discount.


Distribution notice
Portland Customer Services continues to distribute Managing Information for Aslib. The following titles are now published/distributed by Emerald:
Aslib Book Guide
Aslib Proceedings
Current Awareness Abstracts
Aslib Guide to Copyright
Forthcoming International Scientific and Technical conferences
Journal of Documentation
Online Cd and Notes
Program
Performance Measurement and Metrics Paper
Records Management Journal


Portland Press Online Access
The online archive for all Portland Press journals is free to anyone with internet access. Every year in January, the online content for all the previous years will become free. Full access to the current year of the online journal is restricted to institutions that have a subscription.

As a result of this policy, there is no grace period for the online version of Portland Press journals. Access to the online journals will end on 31 December, so ensure that your renewal instructions have been sent before this date to ensure continuity of client subscriptions.

Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry increases in frequency in 2006.

Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry will increase from 6 to 9 issues with even more pages in 2006.

This journal provides essential reading for all academic and commercial biotechnologists, and tissue and chemical engineers with original research papers and reviews providing timely updates in emerging areas. For details on how to submit your paper or for subscription information visit http://www.babonline.org


Biology of the Cell takes advantage of EESI-View

From January 2006, all new papers published in Biology of the Cell will be available online with EESI-View, the Enhanced Electronic Serials Interface developed by Portland Press. Short listed for two industry Awards, EESI-View is an innovative way of viewing journal articles onscreen, offering readers a more practical and efficient online experience. Visit http://www.biolcell.org


Change of distributor for 2006

Renewals and new subscription orders for the journals Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons and Bulletin of Medical Ethics should now be sent to Portland Customer Services. These journals were previously fulfilled by RSM Press.


Portland Customer Services and Royal Society of Medicine Press sign distribution agreement

Portland Customer Services is pleased to announce that it has won the contract to handle journal subscription fulfilment on behalf of Royal Society of Medicine Press . This agreement will take effect with the renewal of journal subscriptions for 2006.

Based in London, RSM Press is the publishing arm of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), a long-established postgraduate medical society with a multi-disciplinary and multi-professional membership. RSM Press publishes books and some 20 journals for medical and other healthcare professionals. RSM Press previously handled journal fulfilment in-house.

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Biochemical Journal Public Access Policy

At the 111th annual meeting of the full Editorial Board of the Biochemical Journal on 18 March 2005, it was announced that papers accepted for publication in the Biochemical Journal will be deposited automatically in PubMed Central (PMC), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, 6 months after the publication date of the issue.

Authors will not have to expend additional time and effort on the deposition process themselves. The authentic, final copy-edited version of Authors' articles will be placed in PubMed Central without the need for further work from them.

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NEW JOURNAL FROM THE POLICY PRESS - Evidence and Policy ISSN: 1744-2648 Paper/ ISSN: 1744-2656 Online

The Policy Press, in association with the ESRC UK Centre for Evidence Based Policy and Practice at Queen Mary, University of London, announces the launch of an important new journal in January 2005. Evidence and Policy will be the first journal dedicated to comprehensive and critical treatment of the relationship between research evidence and the concerns of policy makers and practitioners. It will be international in scope and interdisciplinary in focus. It will address the needs of those who provide public services, and those who provide the research base for their evaluation and development in a wide range of social and public policy issues - from social care to education, from public health to criminal justice.

Free online access for Institutions in 2005 - for more information please visit Evidence and Policy


IET signs agreement for PCS to distribute Flipside - NEW magazine for teenagers

Portland Customer Services is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement to handle order fulfilment and distribution of Flipside, a new magazine for teenagers (11-15 year olds) launched in January, on behalf of the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology).

Flipside covers everything from music and films to sport and adventure. All with its unique approach and brought to life with stunning photography. Check out the latest film and CD releases, gadgets and games. Flipside takes you inside your everyday stuff, to the depths of the oceans and way out to space.

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Multilingual Matters and Channel View Publications move online journals to Portland Customer Services

From 1st January 2005 the 19 journals published by MLM and CVP will be hosted by Portland Customer Services. If you already subscribe to these journals please make sure you update your systems to include the new URLs for the journals.

Free online trial period

To smooth the transition period and make sure that as many readers as possible can access the journals online MLM/CVP are offering a FREE online trial period for ALL journals to 31st March 2005. This free trial is available to all and will allow subscribers time to register their IP address and enable library users to review other journals published by Multilingual Matters and Channel View Publications.

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New Partnership with Portland Customer Services for Membership Services

The Council of the International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN) has approved an agreement with Portland Customer Services (PCS) to provide management services for membership dues collection and journal subscriptions. This move is being made in order to improve the way that the ISN Officers are able to serve the membership. Practically speaking this means that in future renewals for ISN membership will be carried out by PCS on behalf of ISN.

The ISN aims to facilitate the worldwide advance of neurochemistry and related neuroscience disciplines and to foster the education and development of neurochemists, particularly or young and emerging investigators.


NEW Journal from Portland Press - Biology of the Cell

Portland Press Limited is pleased to announce that from 1 January 2005 it will publish Biology of the Cell on behalf of its joint owners: the Société Française des Microscopies and the Société de Biologie Cellulaire de France.

Biology of the Cell publishes articles of original research on all aspects of cellular and molecular biology and cell physiology that make a significant contribution to our further understanding of the mechanistic relationships that govern cellular functions.

The frequency of Biology of the Cell will increase from 9 to 12 issues in 2005 and with a change to the layout will provide an improved service to authors and readers, and better value to subscribers. The institutional subscription price for the journal for 2005 will remain the same as in 2004, and will be for a combined print and online subscription.

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Antiquity

Portland Customer Services, a division of Portland Press Ltd, has been appointed to handle subscription fulfilment & distribution for Antiquity, the worlds leading archaeology journal, on behalf of the Antiquity Trust.


Portland Customer Services handling RSC journals

Portland Customer Services, a division of Portland Press Ltd, has been appointed to handle the processing of orders and the distribution of journals published by the Royal Society of Chemistry from January 2005.


IChemE journal fulfilment

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has announced a 5-year agreement for Portland Customer Services to fulfil journal and magazine subscription and distribution on behalf of the Institution.


Scholarly Communications Report

Portland Customer Services is now handling the subscription fulfilment process for Scholarly Communications Report the monthly newsletter for publishers, librarians, intermediaries, suppliers and researchers.


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