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SPARC Partners with Neuro-Oncology

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Subject:  SPARC Partners with Neuro-Oncology

For Immediate Release
February 3, 2003

For more information, contact:
Alison Buckholtz, alison@arl.org


Society Journal from Duke University Press Provides Scientific Community
with High-Quality, Low-Cost Alternative to Commercial Title

Washington, DC - SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources
Coalition) today announced its partnership with Neuro-Oncology, published
by Duke University Press for the Society for Neuro-Oncology.

Neuro-Oncology, a peer-reviewed journal available electronically and in
print, debuted in January 1999 and has been published independently by the
Society for Neuro-Oncology. The journal was adopted last summer as the
official journal of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology. Duke
University Press assumed its duties as publisher of Neuro-Oncology with
the January 2003 issue.

Founded in 1995, the Society for Neuro-Oncology created the new journal,
Neuro-Oncology, out of dissatisfaction with the editorial quality and high
price of the commercial competitor. The journal's institutional
subscription rate is US $240 for its four regular issues per year,
compared to the commercially published competitor, The Journal of
Neuro-Oncology, which costs $1,512 for an annual institutional
subscription.  Neuro-Oncology recognizes broad-based author rights,
including the right to post published articles to institutional
repositories and other open Internet-based archives without asking the
publisher's permission and the right to re-use articles in research and
teaching. In addition, Duke University Press has committed to including
the journal in PubMed Central (with a one-year lag after publication).

"Its progressive policies, community support, and fair price distinguish
Neuro-Oncology," said Rick Johnson, SPARC Enterprise Director.  "Now, with
Duke University Press's publishing expertise and support from SPARC member
libraries, I expect we'll see Neuro-Oncology attain new heights and a
strengthened leadership position in the field."

"We are delighted to have SPARC partner with Neuro-Oncology," said Steve
Cohn, Director of Duke University Press. "Neuro-Oncology will soon become
the premier journal in its field, and as it expands we expect it to remain
author-friendly, research-driven, and affordable. The journal's editors,
the sponsoring society, and Duke University Press all share SPARC's
values, prioritizing dissemination of high-quality research at a
reasonable cost."

Neuro-Oncology is the first of many journals that Duke University Press
plans to add to its portfolio in the areas of science, technology, and


Duke University Press (http://www.dukeupress.edu) publishes 35 journals
and more than 100 books annually. The Press now publishes primarily in the
humanities and social sciences. It is best known for its publications in
the broad and interdisciplinary area of theory and history of cultural
production, and it is known in general as a publisher willing to take
chances with nontraditional and interdisciplinary publications.

The Society for Neuro-Oncology (http://www.soc-neuro-onc.org/) is a
multidisciplinary organization dedicated to promoting advances in
neuro-oncology through research and education. The membership is drawn
from many disciplines, including epidemiology, medical oncology,
neuro-oncology, neurosurgery, pathology, pediatrics, psychology,
radiology, radiation oncology, and basic science.

SPARC and SPARC Europe are coalitions of research universities and
libraries supporting increased competition in scholarly publishing.
Membership currently numbers approximately 240 institutions and library
consortia in North America, the U.K. and Europe, Australia, New Zealand
and Asia.  SPARC is also affiliated with major library organizations in
Canada, the U.K. and Ireland, Denmark, Australia and the USA. SPARC is
located on the web at http://www.arl.org/sparc; SPARC Europe is located on
the web at http://www.sparceurope.org.


Alison Buckholtz
Associate Enterprise Director
SPARC -- The Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition
21 Dupont Circle, Ste. 800, Washington, DC  20036 USA
T: 202 296 2296 x115 * F: 202 872 0884 * E: alison@arl.org
http://www.arl.org/sparc    http://www.sparceurope.org