Elsevier announces new publishing partnership with the Russian Academy of Sciences

Partnership shows commitment to develop sciences in Russia

Amsterdam, 22 November 2006 – Elsevier today announced a partnership with the Russian Academy of Sciences to publish Physical Mesomechanics beginning in January 2007. Physical Mesomechanics (http://www-psb.ad-sbras.nsc.ru/english/FIZME.HTM) is a unique, international journal published quarterly with the results of theoretical and experimental investigations and reviews in physical mesomechanics, as well as solid state physics, materials science, geodynamics, non-destructive testing methods and other fields in which mesomechanics can be efficiently used. The English-language journal accepts papers on a range of topics from structural, physical, mechanical properties of materials, computer methods of physical mesomechanics of heterogeneous media to non-destructive testing methods.

"The field of mesomechanics is growing rapidly. Publishing the journal on Elsevier’s ScienceDirect platform will serve the journal well and support its scientific community" commented Editor-in-Chief Professor Panin. "Physical Mesomechanics is very important in today’s world where modern, advanced materials (nanostructured ones in particular) are to be developed and research plays a key role in improving the quality".

Professor N.L. Dobretsov, Chairman of the Presidium of the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said "We are pleased that another of our journals has found a home with Elsevier. The collaboration on this journal shows the commitment of both the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Elsevier to further develop science in Russia. We endeavour to further develop this mutually fruitful relationship".

Elsevier Publishing Director Anne Kitson added “We are delighted and excited by this new collaboration with the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, working with the Physical Mesomechanics journal and look forward to developing this partnership to achieve our shared goal of extending the global reach and visibility of this important research field”.

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About the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

In 1994 the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (http://www.sbras.ru/sicc/sbras_.htm) established a Publishing House to disseminate the high-quality scientific journals and books founded by the Siberian Branch. The Publishing House consists of eleven journal and five book editor's offices, which edit and publish manuscripts across a wide range of scientific disciplines. The Publishing House is one of the publishing units of the Russian National Scientific Foundation and Russian Foundation for Basic Research.

About Elsevier Society Publishing

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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