Springer has entered into a partnership with the Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) and the International Association for Plant Biotechnology (IAPB, formerly IAPTC&B) to publish their journals In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Animal and In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plant. Springer will assume publication of these key journals in January 2007.
Founded in 1965, the In Vitro - Animal and In Vitro - Plant journals are the only ones on the market sponsored by professional societies devoted solely to the in vitro biology of animals and plants. The latest research, techniques and other developments related to the in vitro cultivation of cells, tissues, organs, or tumors from plants and animals, including humans are presented in the journals. With newly designed covers, In Vitro - Animal will be published ten times a year and In Vitro - Plant will appear bi-monthly.
Dr. Dieter Czeschlik, Editorial Director for Life Sciences at Springer, said, "We are proud that the SIVB and the IAPB have entrusted us with the publication of their journals. Previously published by two different companies, the journals will now benefit by having a single publisher. We will increase the journals' worldwide visibility as well as the international impact of the two societies. Of course, we are delighted to join forces with both societies to provide their members with highly professional and fast publication services."
Dr. Paul J. Price, President of SIVB, stated, "Our partnership with Springer guarantees the financial health of the journals, expands their visibility and access, and provides improved editorial support. This represents a major accomplishment for the Society. We now have increased marketing possibilities and the potential for broader circulation, allowing our publications to have a greater impact. Having both journals under the same roof enables other synergies to develop within the sections of our Society."