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ACS Publications joins the OpenAthens access management federation

Press Release: OpenAthens [September 7, 2016]

Bath, September 7 2016 – The OpenAthens Federation grows with today's addition of the publications division of the American Chemical Society. This new partnership provides ACS members and subscribers with a streamlined path to the ACS' world-leading suite of 50 journals, and hundreds of eBooks, along with additional transparency around usage data for institutions.

Jeff Lang, Assistant Director of Platform Development for the American Chemical Society Publications Division, said "ACS is committed to providing our members with the best service possible. OpenAthens will help institutions manage their usage while our content remains secure."

"We're excited to add ACS Publications to the OpenAthens federation," added Jon Bentley, Commercial Director for OpenAthens. "Combining ACS Publications' world-class content with OpenAthens' industry-leading single sign-on technology will provide readers with secure, straightforward, and attributable access to vital content in the chemical sciences."

About ACS

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With nearly 157,000 members, ACS is the world's largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

About ACS Publications

ACS Publications, a division of the American Chemical Society, is a nonprofit scholarly publisher of nearly 50 peer-reviewed journals and a range of eBooks at the interface of chemistry and allied sciences, including physics and biology. ACS Publications journals are among the most cited, most trusted and most read within the scientific literature. Respected for their editorial rigor, ACS journals offer high-quality service to authors and readers, including rapid time to publication, a range of channels for researchers to access the Society's cutting-edge Web and mobile delivery platforms and a comprehensive program of open access options for authors and their funders. ACS Publications also publishes Chemical & Engineering News — the Society's newsmagazine covering science and technology, business and industry, government and policy, education and employment aspects of the chemistry field.

About OpenAthens / Eduserv

The team at OpenAthens develops and supports identity and access management software. Its mission is to remove barriers to knowledge and connect people to information. Over 2,000 organizations use the software, equating to a worldwide network of millions of end-users. The OpenAthens international customer base includes a large number of universities in the UK and beyond, medical and national health organizations, and major corporate research organizations.

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OpenAthens is part of Eduserv, a not-for-profit IT services company based in Bath, UK, with a range of services that span identity and access management, managed cloud services, and digital development.

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Publication Year:2016
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:September 7, 2016
Company: OpenAthens
Products: OpenAthens
Record Number:21858
Last Update:2023-09-07 05:04:18
Date Created:2016-09-07 10:56:29