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Palgrave Macmillan and the International Monetary Fund announce partnership to publish IMF Staff Papers

* Apologies for Cross Posting *

Palgrave Macmillan, the academic and professional publishing 
division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd, and the International 
Monetary Fund announced today that Palgrave Macmillan will 
publish IMF Staff Papers, on behalf of the IMF. IMF Staff Papers 
is one of the leading international economics and finance 
peer-reviewed research journals and has been published since 

David Bull, Journals Director of Palgrave Macmillan, said:

"We are delighted to work in partnership with the IMF to publish 
such a prestigious title as IMF Staff Papers. We believe that the 
quality of the journal and its editorial processes, allied to our 
global journals publishing infrastructure and outreach, will 
enable this authoritative and celebrated journal to prosper yet 

The first volume to be published by Palgrave Macmillan will be 
Volume 54, beginning in April 2007.  The IMF and Palgrave 
Macmillan have worked carefully to ensure a smooth transition. 
The editorial operation of IMF Staff Papers will continue 
unchanged. All contributions will be subject to rigorous 
peer-review and assessment, as has always been the case.

Palgrave Macmillan's extensive experience of journals publishing 
will bring immediate benefits to IMF Staff papers, which will now 
be available online in both PDF and full-text HTML format.  With 
this advanced online availability and Web functionality readers, 
authors and librarians will experience faster, more consistent 
and more comprehensive access to the content.

Robert Flood, Editor and Committee Chair of IMF Staff Papers, 

"All members of the IMF editorial team look forward to a 
successful relationship with Palgrave Macmillan, which we are 
confident will enhance IMF Staff Papers in many ways."

Publication details:

IMF Staff Papers
2007, Volume 54
Four issues per year
ISSN: 1020-7635


For further information, please contact:

Laura Ingle, Product Manager, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills
Basingstoke RG21 6XS, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1256 302959 x 3038
Fax: +44 (0)1256 330688
Email: l.ingle@palgrave.com

Sean M. Culhane, Senior External Relations Officer, International
Monetary Fund
Room HQ1-07-124, 700 19th Street, N.W., Washington, DC  20431 USA
Tel: +1.202.623.9730
Fax: +1.202.589.9730
Email: SCulhane@IMF.org

About the International Monetary Fund

The IMF is an international organization of 185 member countries. 
It was established in 1944 to promote international monetary 
cooperation, exchange stability, and orderly exchange 
arrangements; to foster economic growth and high levels of 
employment; and to provide temporary financial assistance to its 
members to help ease balance of payments adjustments.

About Palgrave Macmillan

Palgrave Macmillan is a global academic publisher, serving 
learning and scholarship in higher education and the professional 
world. It publishes textbooks, journals, monographs, professional 
and reference works in print and online. Its programme focuses on 
the Humanities, the Social Sciences and Business.  As part of the 
Macmillan Group, it represents an unbroken tradition of 160 years 
of independent academic publishing.

Macmillan is owned by The Holtzbrinck Group, which is one of the 
few international publishing houses to remain in family 
ownership. Companies in the Holtzbrinck Group retain the 
advantages of private ownership - stability, continuity and the 
ability to take the long-term view of investment and growth - 
while benefiting from the strengths of a global company trading 
in a range of media.

Laura Ingle
Journals Product Manager
Palgrave Macmillan