Elsevier Selected to Publish Open Access Journal: South African Journal of Chemical Engineering

Amsterdam, October 28, 2015

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, is pleased to announce it has been selected to publish open access journal: South African Journal of Chemical Engineering. The journal is owned by the South African Institution of Chemical Engineers (SAIChE) and has been licensed to the Institution of Chemical Engineering (IChemE), who will support and develop the journal alongside its existing portfolio of chemical engineering journals.

The South African Journal of Chemical Engineering aims to be the principal open access journal for publication of high quality, original papers in all areas of chemical engineering. The journal is fully international with contributions encouraged from both within and outside South Africa. In addition to publishing full research articles the journal also welcomes review papers and shorter communications.

The journal has a particular interest in publishing papers on the unique issues facing chemical engineering taking place in countries that are rich in resources but face specific technical and societal challenges, which require detailed knowledge of local conditions to address.

Claudia Flavell-While, Director of Publications with IChemE, explained, “SAIChE set up the South African Journal of Chemical Engineering in the 1980s to publish process engineering research, mainly from South African universities. The journal is accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training, which is very important to local researchers as it enables them to claim state subsidies for research published in the journal. We’re thrilled that as part of IChemE’s partnership with SAIChE, we were able to include the South African Journal of Chemical Engineering in the series of journals IChemE publishes with Elsevier. This gives research published in the journal much greater visibility through its inclusion in ScienceDirect and state-of-the-art peer review and publishing systems.”

Craig Sheridan, Vice President of SAIChE IChemE, added, “SAIChE is very excited to see the South African Journal of Chemical Engineering published by Elsevier, further expanding its global reach. Many of our technical issues are common across the world; this represents an excellent opportunity for researchers and academics to share their knowledge to the widest possible audience.”

Dean Eastbury, Executive Publisher of Elsevier’s chemical engineering journals added, “Since 2008 we have a great publishing relationship with IChemE and SAIChE. We are excited to continue to join forces for publishing the South African Journal of Chemical Engineering which will be available fully open access journal on ScienceDirect from early 2016. We are looking forward to increase the number of publications from South Africa and other developing countries.”

For more information or to submit a paper, go to: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/south-african-journal-of-chemical-engineering


About Open Access Publishing at Elsevier
Elsevier has been providing open access publishing options since 2005. Today, researchers can choose to publish open access in over 1,600 established peer-reviewed journals as well as over 300 open access journals and these numbers will continue to grow rapidly. All of Elsevier’s open access publications have been peer reviewed, ensuring that the broader community not only reads the latest research but that it is factual, original and of the highest quality and ethical standards. For more information about Elsevier’s open access program, visit www.elsevier.com/openaccess

About IChemE
The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is the global professional membership organisation for people with relevant experience or an interest in chemical engineering. With a growing global membership of over 42,000, the Institution is at the heart of the process community, promoting competence and a commitment to best practice, advancing the discipline for the benefit of society, encouraging young people in science and engineering and supporting the professional development of its members. IChemE is the only organisation to award Chartered Chemical Engineer and Professional Process Safety Engineer status.


About SAIChE
The SA Institution of Chemical Engineers (SAIChE IChemE) is a professional society dedicated to advancing the science and practice of chemical engineering. The Institution’s aim is to promote high standards in the profession by enhancing the professional competence of its members. The partnership between The South African Institution of Chemical Engineers (SAIChE) and Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) will create dual membership to both organizations and offer chemical engineers in South Africa access to the full range of benefits currently provided by SAIChE and IChemE.www.saiche.co.za

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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