Springer joins with the two largest materials societies in the world

Seven new journals to enhance publishing program as of 2007

Springer has announced a new partnership with The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) and ASM International, The Materials Information Society, the two largest materials societies in the world. Starting in January 2007, Springer will publish seven of the societies' journals: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A and B (co-owned by the two societies), Journal of Electronic Materials (owned by TMS), and Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention, and Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion (owned by ASM).

"In an effort to further expand our international reach, TMS and ASM were looking for a progressive publisher with global expertise," said ASM Managing Director Stan Theobald. TMS Executive Director Alexander Scott continued, "We found in Springer a dedicated and service-oriented publishing partner who can help us achieve our growth objectives."

"Springer is delighted to be the trusted publishing partner for TMS and ASM," said Hubertus von Riedesel, Vice President, Publishing, at Springer. "We are honored to publish their prestigious journals and believe we are in an excellent position to strengthen and further develop these journals in close cooperation with them. Many societies choose to work with Springer because we have the infrastructure in place that ensures their journals receive the attention and visibility they deserve."

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ASM International (www.asminternational.org) benefits the worldwide materials community by providing scientific, engineering and technical knowledge, education, networking and professional development. The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society TMS (www.tms.org) is the professional organization advancing the global science and engineering professions by providing interdisciplinary technical learning and networking opportunities. Springer (www.springer.com) is the second-largest publisher worldwide in the science, technology, and medicine (STM) sector. Springer publishes on behalf of more than 300 academic associations and professional societies worldwide and is a recognized leader in the publication of materials science and engineering books and journals.

Springer is part of Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world's leading suppliers of scientific and specialist literature. The group owns 70 publishing houses, together publishing a total of 1,450 journals and more than 5,000 new books a year. The group operates in over 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and has some 5,000 employees. In 2005, it generated annual sales of around EUR 838 million.


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