Springer to publish key journal in materials science

December 11, 2006

Springer has announced a new publishing partnership with the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) and the Oil and Colour Chemists' Association (OCCA). As of January 2007, Springer will publish the Journal of Coatings Technology and Research (JCTR), a publication which is co-owned by the two societies.

The Journal of Coatings Technology and Research is a quarterly forum for the exchange of original research, experience, knowledge and ideas for those with a professional interest in the science, technology and manufacture of coatings. Starting in 2007, JCTR will also incorporate papers from OCCA's existing research journal, Surface Coatings International Part B: Coatings Transactions, thereby increasing the total number of papers published in JCTR. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Ray A. Dickie, who has been leading JCTR successfully for the last ten years.

Chris Pacey-Day, General Secretary of OCCA, noted, "The decision to combine OCCA's Coatings Transactions and the FSCT's Journal of Coatings Technology and Research into a single publication represents a significant new development. OCCA and the FSCT are delighted that Springer will publish and market JCTR. We are very impressed with the professionalism of the Springer organization."

Bob Ziegler, Executive Director of the FSCT, said, "OCCA and the FSCT are pleased to collaborate with Springer on the Journal of Coatings Technology and Research. This partnership will allow us to attain our goal of providing the international coatings community with a high-quality, peer-reviewed journal that will play an essential role in the future growth of the industry."

"The Journal of Coatings Technology and Research benefits from the remarkable history of its legacy publications that date as far back as 1918," added Alex Greene, Publishing Director for Engineering at Springer. "OCCA and the FSCT both have excellent reputations not only for being the leading professional bodies within the international coatings community but also for publishing outstanding journals. This exciting partnership will enhance our well-established materials science and chemistry program. With Springer's strengths in electronic publishing and our global distribution networks, we look forward to supporting the societies to further establish JCTR as the premier research journal in the field."

Springer will publish the Journal of Coatings Technology and Research in both print and electronic formats. It will be available via SpringerLink, Springer's online information platform, and will include Online First™, a feature where articles are published online before they appear in print. In addition, all potential authors have the option, via the Springer Open Choice program, of publishing their articles using the open access publishing model once they have been accepted for publication.
About FSCT

The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology is an international organization made up of 26 constituent societies in North America and the UK, with a total of 5,000 members internationally representing the many diverse segments involved in coatings - from formulation and testing to manufacture and sales. The mission of the FSCT is to provide educational and professional development and to advance the technical expertise of its members and the global coatings industry through its publications, technical conferences, and online training programs.

About OCCA

The Oil and Colour Chemists' Association is an international, UK-based, professional body and learned society for scientists and technologists employed in or associated with surface coatings. OCCA provides technical qualifications (including Chartered Scientist), publications, exhibitions and over 100 technical meetings worldwide every year. With a membership of over 2,000, OCCA has members in over 70 countries and local groups in Southern Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Pakistan and Canada, in addition to the UK.

About Springer

Springer is the second-largest publisher worldwide in the science, technology, and medicine (STM) sector and publishes on behalf of more than 300 academic associations and professional societies. 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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