4 Aug 2014
On July 2, 2014 the contract was signed at SCI's 133rd AGM at 14-15 Belgrave Square, London for Wiley to be SCI's publishing partner for an unprecedented fifth term. This extends the relationship, which began in 1994, to 2025.
The contract covers the four prestigious SCI peer-reviewed journals: Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Pest Management Science and Polymer International.
In addition, Wiley also publishes jointly with the SCI the review journals Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining and Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology and the Open Access journal Energy Science and Engineering.
The reason for the successful partnership is the culmination of a number of successful personal relationships that have been built over many years between the SCI and Wiley. This is summed up in a sentiment expressed by Ray Boucher, Editorial Director (right in photo), who is seen in the picture with Hamza Ali, Acting Joint Executive Director SCI (left in photo). 'We are delighted to entering into a new agreement with the SCI and to be SCI's publishing partner. Wiley's relationship with SCI is a true partnership which provides a stimulating environment in which to support and develop the publishing programme.' The partnership over the years has produced a growing and successful publishing portfolio with a wide international audience and stature. Hamza Ali added 'SCI's partnership with Wiley has reaped significant benefits for us, particularly from 2007 when SCI outsourced the Editorial services to Wiley. SCI values Wiley's wide spectrum of professional skills and international networks which have enhanced the reputations of the journals and the financial rewards for SCI.'
So, what does the future hold? SCI and Wiley are working to extend the publishing partnership into other areas and to develop new services for both readers and SCI members.
Hamza Ali, SCI and Ray Buocher, Wiley