Elsevier Publishes Journal of Manufacturing Systems and Journal of Manufacturing Processes on behalf of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Two new journals  to be published starting in October 2007

Oxford, 31 October 2007 – Elsevier, the leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information, today announced that it will start publishing the Journal of Manufacturing Systems and Journal of Manufacturing Processes on behalf of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) in October 2007. Both journals are committed to publishing peer-reviewed contributions from researchers and practitioners on current and future directions of manufacturing systems and processes research, development and implementation and to show the relevance of the work to industrial problems and situations. Elsevier will distribute both titles to an international audience via the market-leading, electronic platform ScienceDirect, which currently reaches more than 11 million users worldwide.

Both titles aim to publish relevant literature for manufacturing industries, research and development organizations and the SME membership on the underlying theory and application methodologies of integrating established and developing manufacturing processes, equipment, and software into systems. Articles encourage the dissemination of scientific methods to shop-floor personnel on systems and process concepts with the potential of decreasing manufacturing costs, increasing productivity and assuring product quality.

Elsevier publisher Christopher Greenwell noted, "We have been working with SME for many years distributing the hard copy of these titles and I am delighted to be able to expand our relationship and to make our expertise and resources available to allow SME’s journals to reach the global online audience of ScienceDirect. It will both complement and expand our portfolio in the field and I am looking forward to exceeding SME’s expectations."

"The e-publishing arrangement with Elsevier makes possible flawless service to authors and worldwide Web-based access to the SME journals' content to improve their immediacy and impact. This is the stimulus needed for increased vitality and robust growth of the journals," said Shiv G. Kapoor, PhD, FSME, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, editor of the Journal of Manufacturing Processes.

Further information about both journals can be found on the Elsevier website at www.elsevier.com/locate/jmansys and www.elsevier.com/locate/manpro

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About the Society of Manufacturing Engineers

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional society supporting manufacturing education. Through its member programs, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. Headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, USA, SME influences more than half a million manufacturing practitioners and executives annually. The Society, which celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2007, has members in more than 70 countries and is supported by a network of hundreds of technical communities and chapters worldwide.

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