ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
Elsevier to Publish ISA Transactions
Research Triangle Park, NC (29 August 2006) -- Elsevier will publish ISA Transactions on behalf of ISA starting in January 2007.
ISA Transactions aims to be the respected journal of advances and state-of-the-art in the science and engineering of measurement and automation, of value to leading-edge industrial practitioners and applied researchers.
The topic of 'measurement' includes sensors, perception systems, analyzers, signal processing, filtering, data compression and any of the techniques that support them such as artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic, communication systems, and process analysis. The topic of 'automation' includes statistical and deterministic strategies for discrete event and continuous process control, modeling and simulation, event triggers and any equipment, techniques and best practices that support them such as optimization, learning systems, gaming strategy development, security, and human interfacing and training.
"I'm confident that researchers and advanced practitioners throughout the world will continue to benefit from this journal, and our partnership with Elsevier only strengthens that impact," said Russ Rhinehart, Editor-in-Chief of ISA Transactions. "They have proven programs set up for marketing our journal, enhancing our cross citations, and improving our manuscript reviewing process. Authors and reviewers will definitely benefit from Elsevier's extensive publishing experience."
Elsevier will distribute ISA Transactions to an international audience via the market-leading, electronic platform ScienceDirect which currently has access to more than 10 million users worldwide.
Elsevier publisher Christopher Greenwell noted, "We are looking forward to the journal returning to Elsevier for next year. It will both complement and expand our portfolio in the field and I am looking forward to exceeding ISA's expectations." Anne Kitson, Publishing Director added, "We are delighted to welcome ISA back and look forward to developing our partnership to achieve our shared goal of extending the global reach and visibility of ISA Transactions."
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Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).