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Bad Honnef, Germany, 2011/01/18 - The scientific publisher Wiley-VCH and the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) announced that they are to extend their cooperation on the publication of the DPG member magazine, Physik Journal. NYSE: JWa, JWb
The new agreement, signed in Bad Honnef, builds on almost 40 years of collaboration and secures the long-term future of this leading publication.
”Physik Journal is one of the most important services offered by the Society to its 59,000 members and provides a unique mode for communication within the physics community. Therefore, we are delighted that we have been able to set the foundations for an extension of the successful development of the magazine” said Robert Klanner, the DPG Board Member responsible for the publishing activities of the Society. Klanner, together with Hartwig Bechte, the Society’s Treasurer, and Bernhard Nunner, DPG Managing Director, negotiated the new agreement with Peter Gregory, Publishing Director at Wiley-VCH, and Stefan Jorda, Editor in Chief of Physik Journal.
With a monthly circulation of over 60,000, Physik Journal is the largest German-language physics magazine, and publishes a lively mixture of research and technical news from physics and related areas, developments in physics education, the information on the activities of the DPG and the physics community. It is also a key medium for product information and recruitment advertising.
The new agreement addresses the importance of the trend from print to on-line editorial and advertising activities, and therefore secures significantly extended electronic services for DPG members, not least the provision of all 57 volumes of the Physikalische Blätter (the magazine’s name until 2001) in open access.
The extension of the agreement also guarantees the maintenance of the excellent editorial quality of Physik Journal. The four members of the editorial team work at the publisher´s office in Weinheim which is an editorial base of a number of nationally and internationally renowned scientific journals. Peter Gregory commented “we are delighted that the expertise of our editorial team and Wiley´s strengths in physics and in the cooperation with scientific societies has been recognized in this way”.
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