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Press Release: Versita Open Expands to Scandinavia

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Warsaw, 30th of June 2011

For 10 years Versita has been a successful publisher of own and third-party scholarly journals from Central & Eastern Europe. Professional e-publishing technology solutions and e-marketing services provided to journals published by universities and academic institutions recently attracted also customers from outside the region. Three Scandinavian serials: Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Nordic Journal of Migration Research and Sommerfeltia are now included in the portfolio of more than 200 Open Access journals published by Versita Open.

The newly contracted Scandinavian journals, besides the basic pack of services, have also selected optional functionalities such as online submission system (Editorial Manager), copyediting, language and technical editing. With the professional support from Versita, journals that make their content available for readers at no cost can enjoy the same sophisticated online publishing technology and powerful marketing tools used by paid-access journals of large international publishers, and can compete with them in terms of impact.

Kerstin Stenius, Editor-in-Chief of Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (NAD) comments: “As most other scientific journals, we have lately noted the increased demand on researchers to publish scientific articles, but also increasing competition between journals over the most interesting and ground-breaking findings. We look forward to the professional assistance of Versita in getting a higher scientific impact by being included in even more prestigious indexing systems. Open Access through Versita gives NAD the possibility to reach out with new scientific findings through the internet, which has become the most important source of information for most citizens”.

Dawid Cecula, Business Manager of Versita Open, comments: “Expanding our portfolio with publications from Northern Europe is a signal for us that a need for professional publishing services in the Open Access area is also shared by countries from outside the region. For this reason, we have decided to expand beyond Central and Eastern Europe and enter Scandinavia, which will help us even better fulfill our mission of global dissemination of scientific research.”

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About Versita
Versita (www.versita.com) publishes over 200 own and third-party scholarly journals across many disciplines. Versita is the publishing partner of Springer (www.springer.com) and de Gruyter (www.degruyter.com). Versita also runs Versita Open (www.versitaopen.com), one of the largest Open Access platforms in the world. The company was established in 2001 by Jacek Ciesielski.

About Open Access
Open Access (OA) is an emerging model for academic publishing where readers receive free access to scientific journals and books. In typical OA models, the publishing costs are paid by authors. The first OA advocates were librarians, and recently several publishers have introduced their OA offerings.

For more information, please contact:
Ewa Galina, Marketing Executive, Communications, Versita
tel: +48 223897030
e-mail: ewa2@versita.com

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