Springer to publish Revue de synthèse as of 2007

Revue de synthèse created in 1900 by Henri Berr as a respected journal bridging multidisciplinary topics

Springer will publish Revue de synthèse on behalf of the Foundation "pour la science" starting in January 2007. Revue de synthèse was created in 1900 by Henri Berr as a respected journal bridging multidisciplinary topics such as philosophy, sociology and history. During the past century, the journal has established itself as an important forum for intellectual debate, drawing interest from authors and readers worldwide.

"I am very proud of the partnership between Springer and the Fondation "pour la science", as it confirms the excellent match between the requirements of a prestigious institution and the objectives of an innovative publisher," said Guido Zosimo-Landolfo, Managing Director of Springer France.

Professor Eric Brian, Director of the Fondation "pour la science" and Editor-in-Chief of the Revue de synthèse, added, "Publishing the Revue de synthèse with a renowned partner such as Springer is, as Henri Berr said over a century ago, 'to realize the ideal of a publication which is constantly renewing itself and always aware of its effect'. Today, it is important not only to renew the dialogue between disciplines, but also to revitalize the way scholars communicate among each other."

Springer will publish the quarterly French-language journal Revue de synthèse, with English abstracts, in both print and electronic versions. English-language abstracts are included. As of 2007, it will be available via SpringerLink, Springer's online information platform, and will include Online FirstTM, a feature where articles are published online before they appear in print. 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.

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About Foundation "pour la science"
The Fondation "pour la science" was established in 1924 by Henri Berr, and has been officially recognized as an organization operating in the public interest. Its goal is to "develop and coordinate pure scientific research, and thus counteract over-specialization." Its activities focus on new approaches to the historiography, history and philosophy of science, from the era between the two world wars to our own time.

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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