Springer has been publishing five scientific journals for the French National Institute for Agricultural Research INRA since the beginning of the year. The journals are Apidologie, Annals of Forest Sciences, Dairy Science and Technology, Agronomy for Sustainable Development and Veterinary Research (all in English).
Over the years, the five journals published by the prestigious institute have gained an excellent reputation in the scientific community. This is particularly clear from the fact that the number and the impact of the articles submitted by researchers from all over the world has considerably increased since the journals switched to English. The partnership with Springer will help ensure that the journals enjoy an even greater reach in the international scientific community.
Like INRA's journal Genetics Selection Evolution, which has been successfully published by BioMed Central since 2008, the journal Veterinary Research will also be published by BioMed Central as an open access journal. The expertise of the open access publisher BioMed Central and Springer should help Veterinary Research retain its first place among the veterinary journals listed by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI).
'It is crucial for our researchers that our journals are stocked by all the world's libraries,' said Grard Jacquin, Director of Valorisation at INRA. 'This new partnership takes us down a whole new route and makes us optimistic about the future. Springer is an internationally leading publisher that has the competence and the technical infrastructure to guarantee the necessary continuity and development for our publications.'
'INRA has high expectations from our partnership, and we are happy to accept this challenge,' said Guido Zosimo-Landolfo, CEO of Springer-Verlag in France. 'Springer's strong portfolio in agronomy and veterinary sciences will no doubt provide the best conditions for synergies with existing journals.'
'These journals are a valuable addition to our catalogue. We are proud that INRA chose Springer to develop the journals in future. This is important in view of the technological changes in the publishing industry that Springer has been addressing for years,' said Maryse Walsh, Publishing Editor Biomedicine/ Life Sciences at Springer.
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