Elsevier Named Publishing Partner for the Russian Geology and Geophysics Journal

Amsterdam, 9 August 2006 – Elsevier will publish Russian Geology and Geophysics on behalf of the Publishing House of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences starting in January 2007. Russian Geology and Geophysics is a journal with a long tradition and an excellent publication record. Published monthly, it is currently the only scientific journal covering the wide spectrum of earth sciences in Russia. The publication features more than 100 original theoretical and methodological papers and reviews in all fields of geology and geophysics on a yearly basis, including those specially addressed to geological problems of Siberia and Asia as a whole. Special issues are systematically devoted to specific topics and include articles from non-Russian sources.

Professor Nikolai Sobolev of the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy at the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences said, “the Siberian earth sciences community respects Elsevier as the leading publishing company and has collaborated with them for many years. This collaboration includes Guest Editorship of Siberian scientists in a number of Special Issues of leading Elsevier journals and the systematic publication of considerable sections of scientific results in a variety of Elsevier journals. The acceptance of a number of papers, mainly from Novosibirsk and Irkutsk institutions, and their subsequent citations, reflect the high scientific level of the results of investigations. Now with our partnership with Elsevier we hope to publish the scientific results across a wide spectrum of earth sciences within the framework of Elsevier journals”.

Elsevier will distribute Russian Geology and Geophysics to an international audience via the market-leading, electronic platform ScienceDirect which currently has access to more than 10 million users worldwide.

Elsevier publisher Friso Veenstra commented that,”the journal will both complement and expand our portfolio in the area of solid-earth sciences. We greatly look forward to our partnership with the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and to achieving our shared goal of extending the global reach and visibility of Russian Geology and Geophysics."

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About the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
In 1994 the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (http://www.sbras.ru/sicc/sbras_.htm) established a Publishing House to disseminate the high-quality scientific journals and books founded by the Siberian Branch. The Publishing House consists of eleven journal and five book editor's offices, which edit and publish manuscripts across a wide range of scientific disciplines. The Publishing House is one of the publishing units of the Russian National Scientific Foundation and Russian Foundation for Basic Research.

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