Elsevier to partner with the International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation

Expansion of the reach of the International Journal of Sediment Research

Amsterdam, 30 October 2007 – Elsevier, leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information, today announced a new partnership with the International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation (IRTCES) and the World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research (WASER) with respect to the International Journal of Sediment Research starting in 2008.

This quarterly journal has an international editorial board and covers scientific and technical papers on all aspects of erosion and sedimentation, including the mechanics of sediment transport and fluvial processes. It also welcomes papers related to geography, geomorphology, soil erosion, watershed management, sedimentology, environmental and ecological impacts of sedimentation, social and economic effects of sedimentation and their assessment.

"This new partnership represents a unique opportunity for Elsevier to work closely with IRCTES, offering the necessary business expertise and publishing resources to provide the International Journal of Sediment Research with an international audience and certification, and to further establish its success and international profile" commented Dr. Christiane Barranguet, publisher of the journal. "In particular, our Academic Relations department and our innovative, reliable and market-leading electronic platform, ScienceDirect, are core to our partnership as they will ensure both certification and the widest possible dissemination of the Journal among the Sedimentation Engineering and Water Management communities."

The International Journal of Sediment Research will be available to a global audience electronically via the premier online platform ScienceDirect.

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About the International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation (IRTCES) and the World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research (WASER) The IRTCES was founded in 1984, under the joint sponsorship of UNESCO and the Chinese government, to promote research and training in solving scientific and engineering problems related to the erosion and deposition of sediment. It publishes the International Journal of Sediment Research, the Gazette of River Sediment in China, and other Chinese and English publications. IRTCES serves as the Secretariat of the World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research (WASER) and Secretariat of the International Sedimentation Initiative of UNESCO. More information can be found at http://www.irtces.org and http://www.waser.cn.

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