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BioOne Announces Return of Systematic Botany to the BioOne.1 Collection


BioOne Announces Return of Systematic Botany to the BioOne.1

Washington, DC (January 18, 2007)

BioOne (www.bioone.org) is delighted to announce the return of
Systematic Botany, published by The American Society of Plant
Taxonomists, to the BioOne.1 Collection in 2007.

ASTP ceased depositing current issues in BioOne at the end of the
2003 volume year. Their concern at that time was that the
existing BioOne business model could not provide sufficient
revenue to sustain the publication as print subscriptions

Over the last three years, the ASTP leadership has paid close
attention to industry trends and BioOne's response to the
changing market. Between 2004 and 2005 BioOne realigned its
business model to better support participating publishers, both
by providing additional revenue and increased services.
Encouraged by this positive trend, ASTP voted in late 2006 to
rejoin BioOne.

The 2007 subscription to BioOne.1 will include Systematic Botany
issues published in 2007, with archival content back to 2000.
The gap year issues published between 2004 and 2006 will be
posted early in the year to ensure a seamless user experience.

"We could not be happier to welcome the American Society of Plant
Taxonomists back to the BioOne family," said BioOne Executive
Director Susan Skomal.  "Systematic Botany's return is an
important milestone for BioOne and a testament to our continued
growth and commitment to improving our services.


About BioOne

Established in 2000, BioOne is the product of innovative
collaboration between scientific societies, libraries, academe,
and the private sector, who seek a sustainable, mission-driven
alternative to commercial publishing. BioOne brings to the Web a
uniquely valuable aggregation of the full-texts of high-impact
bioscience research journals. Most of BioOne's titles are
published by small societies and non-commercial publishers.
BioOne provides integrated, cost-effective access to a thoroughly
linked information resource of interrelated journals focused on
the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.

About the American Society of Plant Taxonomists

The American Society of Plant Taxonomists (www.aspt.net) promotes
research and training in the taxonomy, systematics, and phylogeny
of vascular and nonvascular plants.  Organized in 1935, the
Society has a membership of over 1,300.  In addition to
publishing Systematic Botany, the official quarterly journal of
the ASPT, the Society produces an electronic ASPT Newsletter and
the Systematic Botany Monographs.  The Society also supports
funds for a variety of honorary and charitable activities.