Elsevier to publish Mendeleev Communications

Russian Academy of Sciences partners with Elsevier

Amsterdam, 22 August 2006 – Elsevier announces a publishing partnership with Mendeleev Communications. Under the agreement, Elsevier will publish six journal issues per year, both in print and in online form, on Elsevier's leading platform ScienceDirect, beginning with the first issue in 2007. The journal is an official publication of the Russian Academy of Sciences, represented by the N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry. Mendeleev Communications has been published since 1991 and was launched jointly by the Academy of Sciences of the USSR and the Royal Society of Chemistry, the United Kingdom. The journal publishes original and significant results of wide general appeal or exceptional specialist interest, covering all branches of chemistry, as preliminary accounts and focus articles.

Professor Oleg M. Nefedov, Editor-in-Chief, Mendeleev Communications commented, 'The partnership with Elsevier, one of the world-leading scientific publishers, and where Chemistry is among the main scientific fields, is of exceptional importance for the journal and I believe that this cooperation will be extremely fruitful for both parties'.

Patrick Jackson, Publishing Director for Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Sciences at Elsevier added that he was delighted that Mendeleev Communications had chosen Elsevier for their new Publishing Partner, and that both partners could be expected to benefit substantially from the new association.

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About Mendeleev Communications
Mendeleev Communications is published in English and features papers from the Russian Federation, other states of the former Soviet Union and elsewhere. The works carried out jointly by foreign and Russian colleagues are especially welcomed for submission, providing both a means and stimulus for international scientific dialogue. The high scientific quality of publications is maintained by the International Editorial Board of the journal, composed of eminent scientists, and by two stages of constructive peer review, once in Russia and once in the West.

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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.

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