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Elsevier announces new partnership with the Society of Powder Technology Japan

October 27, 2008

New York, 27 October 2008 - Elsevier announced today a new partnership with The Society of Powder Technology Japan (SPTJ), to publish their international journal Advanced Powder Technology (, commencing January 2009.

Advanced Powder Technology integrates all aspects of research on powder engineering and technology through publication of original research papers and reviews, including translations of papers originally published in Japanese. Advanced Powder Technology addresses both fundamental and applied aspects of powder and particulate material research making the bimonthly journal a valuable resource for researchers in both academia and industry.

Editor-in-Chief, Professor Yasushige Mori, commented: "On behalf of our society, SPTJ, I would like to express my gratitude for the 'joint venture' with Elsevier to publish Advanced Powder Technology worldwide and promote its further internationalization. We are making use of this opportunity to invite distinguished researchers from around the world to join our editorial board and to contribute to a feature series of review papers."

Publisher Louise Morris adds "I am delighted to be working in partnership with SPTJ to further develop Advanced Powder Technology and am excited about the opportunities to broaden the reach of the journal while delivering additional high quality content to our ScienceDirect customer base"
About Society of Powder Technology Japan

The Research Association of Powder Technology was established in 1956. After a successful period of activity spanning more than two decades, the association changed its name to the Society of Powder Technology, Japan (SPTJ: on January 1st, 1978. In addition to organization of its own regular meetings and cooperation with the World Congress Particle Technology and the Asian Powder Technology Symposium, SPTJ publishes its own official journal, the Journal of Powder Technology, Japan. Active for more than half a century, the Journal of Powder Technology Japan, a Japanese-language publication, has published over 540 issues to date. In response to Society members' demand for a publication in the English language, the quarterly journal Advanced Powder Technology was established in 1990 as the international journal of SPTJ, and has been published bimonthly since 2003. In cooperation with the Association of Powder Process Industry and Engineering, JAPAN (APPIE:, SPTJ continuously contributes to the advancement, and leads the development, of the field of powder and particle technology worldwide.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, Elsevier's 7,000 employees in over 70 offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as ScienceDirect (, MD Consult (, Scopus (, bibliographic databases, and online reference works.

Elsevier ( is a global business headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc (, a world-leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).


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