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Hoboken, NJ, United States, 2016/04/27 - John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced a new publishing partnership with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to publish the EFSA Journal - EFSA.Europa.eu / Wiley.com. NYSE: JWa, JWb
The EFSA Journal is an online, fully open access journal that publishes the Authority’s scientific outputs. EFSA assesses risks along the entire food chain, ‘from farm to fork’, and its mandate includes nutrition, animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection. Its scientific advice provides the evidence base for policy decisions taken to protect European consumers and the environment.
The EFSA Journal will be fully discoverable via its own branded homepage and content pages powered by Wiley Online Library from early 2016. The EFSA Journal will continue to provide open access to all of the Authority’s high level, expert advice on the key food safety issues.
“The EFSA Journal is our main interface with the scientific community; hence we are very excited to draw on Wiley’s experience in society publishing to improve engagement with this important stakeholder group. It will also enhance the reach and accessibility of our information, key strategic objectives for the Journal and the organisation,” said Dr. Bernhard Url, EFSA’s Executive Director. “The services that Wiley introduces will bring a range of operational benefits for the organisation as well as improving the consistency of our scientific communications.”
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with such a prestigious organisation as EFSA”, said Dr. Andrew Robinson, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Society Services at Wiley. “With our experience of establishing data-enriched publishing workflows and technology and strength in Open Access, we believe we can provide valuable support to EFSA and the EFSA Journal.”
About the European Food Safety Authority
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is the keystone of European Union (EU) risk assessment regarding food and feed safety. In close collaboration with national authorities and in open consultation with its stakeholders, EFSA (efsa.europa.eu) provides independent scientific advice and clear communication on existing and emerging risks in the food chain. Its role includes the collection and analysis of data to ensure that European risk assessment is supported by the most comprehensive scientific information available.
EFSA is an independent European agency funded by the EU budget that operates separately from the European Commission, European Parliament and EU Member States.
About the EFSA Journal
The EFSA Journal is an online, fully open access journal. It publishes the scientific outputs of EFSA. It neither accepts nor commissions third party content. The EFSA Journal covers risk assessment as it pertains to food and feed safety, risk assessment methodologies, reports on data collected, and scientific guidance.
Wiley (wiley.com) is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Through the Research segment, the Company provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. In Education, Wiley provides education solutions including online program management services for higher education institutions and course management tools for instructors and students, as well as print and digital content.