Elsevier Publishes ISA Transactions

Society Journal Returns to Elsevier


Oxford, 31 August 2006 – Elsevier will publish ISA Transactions on behalf of the ISA starting in January 2007. ISA Transactions aims to be the respected journal of the science and engineering of measurement and automation providing value to leading-edge industrial practitioners and applied researchers. Elsevier will distribute ISA Transactions to an international audience via the market-leading, electronic platform ScienceDirect which currently has access to more than 10 million users worldwide.

The topic of 'measurement' includes sensors, perception systems, analyzers, signal processing, filtering, data compression and any of the techniques that support them such as artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic, communication systems, and process analysis. The topic of 'automation' includes statistical and deterministic strategies for discrete event and continuous process control, modeling and simulation, event triggers and any equipment, techniques and best practices that support them such as optimization, learning systems, gaming strategy development, security, and human interfacing and training.

"I'm confident that researchers and advanced practitioners throughout the world will continue to benefit from this journal, and our partnership with Elsevier only strengthens that impact," said Russ Rhinehart, Editor-in-Chief of ISA Transactions. "They have proven programs set up for marketing our journal, enhancing our cross citations, and improving our manuscript reviewing process. Authors and reviewers will definitely benefit from Elsevier's extensive publishing experience.”

Elsevier publisher Christopher Greenwell noted, ”We are looking forward to the journal returning to Elsevier from next year. It will both complement and expand our portfolio in the field and I am looking forward to exceeding ISA’s expectations” Anne Kitson, Publishing Director further added, “We are delighted to welcome ISA back and look forward to developing our partnership to achieve our shared goal of extending the global reach and visibility of ISA Transactions.”

About the ISA
Founded in 1945, ISA is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation.

About Elsevier Society Publishing
Elsevier is committed to building unique, long-lasting relationships to help societies achieve their publishing goals and provide value-added member services. Elsevier partners with more than 500 international learned societies, professional associations and research institutes.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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