Elsevier announces new partnership with The Society of Powder Technology Japan to publish Advanced Powder Technology

Journal integrates all aspects of research on powder engineering and technology

New York, 27 October 2008 – Elsevier announced today a new partnership with The Society of Powder Technology Japan (SPTJ), to publish their international journal Advanced Powder Technology, commencing January 2009.

Advanced Powder Technology integrates all aspects of research on powder engineering and technology through publication of original research papers and reviews, including translations of papers originally published in Japanese. Advanced Powder Technology addresses both fundamental and applied aspects of powder and particulate material research making the bimonthly journal a valuable resource for researchers in both academia and industry.

Editor-in-Chief, Professor Yasushige Mori, commented: "On behalf of our society, SPTJ, I would like to express my gratitude for the 'joint venture' with Elsevier to publish Advanced Powder Technology worldwide and promote its further internationalization. We are making use of this opportunity to invite distinguished researchers from around the world to join our editorial board and to contribute to a feature series of review papers.”

Publisher Louise Morris adds “I am delighted to be working in partnership with SPTJ to further develop Advanced Powder Technology and am excited about the opportunities to broaden the reach of the journal while delivering additional high quality content to our ScienceDirect customer base”.

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About Society of Powder Technology Japan
The Research Association of Powder Technology was established in 1956. After a successful period of activity spanning more than two decades, the association changed its name to the Society of Powder Technology, Japan (SPTJ) on January 1st, 1978. In addition to organization of its own regular meetings and cooperation with the World Congress Particle Technology and the Asian Powder Technology Symposium, SPTJ publishes its own official journal, the Journal of the Society of Powder Technology, Japan. Active for more than half a century, the Journal of the society of Powder Technology, Japan, a Japanese-language publication, has published over 540 issues to date. In response to Society members’ demand for a publication in the English language, the quarterly journal Advanced Powder Technology was established in 1990 as the international journal of SPTJ, and has been published bimonthly since 2003. In cooperation with the Association of Powder Process Industry and Engineering, JAPAN (APPIE), SPTJ continuously contributes to the advancement, and leads the development, of the field of powder and particle technology worldwide.

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