In 2009, Committees and Departments of the Polish Academy of Science, a leading scholar and research institution in Poland, published 254 titles in about 100.000 copies. Now the organization has decided to further expand availability of research by publishing electronically 21 of its journals in the Open Access model. Versita has been chosen the technology and publishing services provider for the project.
The 21 journals of the Polish Academy of Sciences make for the biggest portfolio of journals so far, contracted by Versita at one time. Currently, the company, which is a leading science publisher in Central and Eastern Europe, offers its services to nearly 200 journals in the region and globally, and expects to increase the number of customer journals to 500 in the near future. The partnership with the Polish Academy of Sciences is a significant step in making this vision possible.
The cooperation of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Versita includes publishing of journals across various scientific disciplines, ranging from biology and veterinary sciences, through to psychology, transportation and engineering. While Versita will offer its electronic publishing, distribution and marketing services to contracted journals, the journal editors will be able to focus on the acquisition and editing of manuscripts.