Springer acquires BioTribune Magazine and Biotribune.com

Springer acquires BioTribune Magazine and Biotribune.com

Leading information source for clinical biologists in France strengthens medical publishing portfolio

Heidelberg/Paris, 10 August 2006

Effective January 2007, Springer will publish BioTribune Magazine and Biotribune.com, both leading information sources for clinical biologists in France. This acquisition positions Springer in the field of clinical biology in France, and strengthens its existing medical publishing program.

BioTribune Magazine and Biotribune.com are read chiefly by clinical biology professionals working in laboratories. Published four times a year in French, the magazine contains editorials, news, clinical cases, review articles, interviews, conference reports, book reviews and new product information. English summaries for each article will be introduced in 2007. Biotribune.com is a database of reference texts in clinical biology and contains news and new product information from the field.

"BioTribune perfectly matches our current portfolio," says Guido Zosimo-Landolfo, Managing Director of Springer France. "Springer will now be able to offer even more to its subscribers. Biotribune.com will be supplemented with archives from Springer's other French journals, thereby increasing its archival value."

Isabelle Rivière, editor-in-chief of BioTribune Magazine, says, "I am very pleased with the agreement between BioTribune and Springer. It will certainly benefit our partners and readers, adding the expertise of BioTribune in biology to Springer's strong marketing and sales assets. We also share the same vision in terms of electronic distribution."

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Springer will publish BioTribune Magazine in both print and electronic formats. As of 2007, it will be available via SpringerLink, Springer's online information platform. In addition, it will offer all authors, via the Springer Open Choice program, the option of publishing their articles using the open access publishing model (www.springer.com/openchoice).

About BioTribune

BioTribune SA is a leading publisher in clinical biology in France. Its products are BioTribune Magazine, distributed to more than 6,500 subscribers, and the Biotribune.com website, accessed by 5,000 registered users. Founded in 2001, BioTribune SA has its headquarters in Paris.

About Springer

Springer is the second-largest publisher worldwide in the science, technology, and medicine (STM) sector. 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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