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New York Academy of Sciences and Blackwell Announce Science Publishing Partnership

New York Academy of Sciences and Blackwell Announce Science Publishing

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences ranked by ISI in the top 2
percent of scientific publications most frequently cited

Boston, Massachusetts - October 31, 2005-Blackwell Publishing, the world's
largest society publisher, announced that is has formed a publishing
partnership with the New York Academy of Sciences, a prestigious nonprofit
organization dedicated to building communities of scientists and serving
science and society.

Under the agreement, Blackwell and the Academy will publish 28 volumes a
year of the 182-year-old Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences,
beginning in January 2006. Each Annals volume contains reviews of
leading-edge interdisciplinary subjects, based on presentations made at
scientific conferences and workshops, organized by the Academy and other
organizations, held around the world.  There are currently over 1,000
Annals titles.

"We chose to partner with Blackwell because of their excellent reputation
for quality, their ties with professional societies and libraries, and
their publishing and marketing expertise," said Academy President Ellis
Rubinstein. "We are confident that they will help us move in a more
strategic direction and explore new, innovative ways to enhance the
international reach of the publication and grow the Annals."

The Academy will retain responsibility for acquisitions and editorial
control.  First published in 1823, the Annals are the nation's longest
continuously-published scientific journal in America.  The Annals series
is ranked by the Institute for Scientific Information among the top two
percent of sources cited in the scientific literature.

"We are thrilled to be collaborating with the New York Academy of
Sciences, one of the premier scientific institutions in the U.S.," said
Robert Harington, Vice President and Global Science Publishing Director at
Blackwell. "Our missions complement each other well and together, we are
committed to publishing the highest-quality scientific content, attracting
the best authors, and maximizing the international reach of the

About The New York Academy of Sciences

Independent and nonprofit, the New York Academy of Sciences is the third
oldest scientific society in the United States.  It was founded in 1817 to
advance understanding of science and technology by focusing on science
across disciplines and nations and building bridges between society and
science.  Since its early days, the Academy has attracted prominent
members <http://www.nyas.org/about/prominent.asp> , including U.S.
Presidents Jefferson and Monroe, Charles Darwin, and Albert Einstein,
among many others. Its current President's Council
<http://www.nyas.org/ceoCouncil.asp> includes 16 Nobel Prize winners and
its membership numbers more than 24,000 in some 140 countries. For more
information, visit <http://www.nyas.org/> .

About Blackwell Publishing

Blackwell Publishing is the world's leading society publisher, partnering
with more than 600 academic and professional societies.  Blackwell
publishes over 750 journals and, to date, has published close to 6,000
books, across a wide range of academic, medical, and professional
subjects. The company remains independent with 900 staff members in
offices in the US, UK, Australia, China, Denmark, Germany, Singapore,and
Japan. Blackwell's mission as an expert publisher is to create long-term
partnerships with clients to enhance learning, disseminate research, and
improve the quality of professional practice.  For more information on
Blackwell Publishing, please visit <http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/>
or <http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/> .