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Challenges and responses

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  • Michael Mabe

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    1. Senior Publishing Editor, Materials Sciene;: Pergamon Press Headington Hill Hall, Oxford OX3 0BW (UK)
    • Senior Publishing Editor, Materials Sciene;: Pergamon Press Headington Hill Hall, Oxford OX3 0BW (UK)
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    • Read chemistry at St Catherine's College, Oxford, graduating in 1979. He carried out post-graduate work at Oxford's Research Laboratory of Archaeology and the History of Art, investigating chemical aspects of laser isotope enrichment for 14C dating, before joining Oxford University Press as a scientific lexicographer. After a brief period at the British Standards Institution, he joined the editorial team of Pergamon Press in 1986, managing their physical sciences reference programme. In 1990 he was appointed the Senior Publishing Editor for Materials Science, with world-wide responsibility for the management and development of all Pergamon's materials science journals, reference works and books.


Abstract

Commercial publishers sometimes have a different view to those publishers associated with societies when it comes to fixing prices or to founding new journals. Last Fall, Kurt Paulus of Institute of Physics Publishing provided some insight from the point of view of the societies, this year Michael Mabe of Pergamon underlines the common goal of scientific publishers—serving the scientific community—while tracing the explosive development of the number of papers offered for publication in primary journals and teh difficulties associated with dealing with them.

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