Reduces Subscription Prices for its Publications
In a world where the cost of subscribing to any learned journal tends
to increase year after year, the International Union of Pure and Applied
Chemistry (IUPAC) is proud to announce that the cost of a one-year subscription
to Pure and Applied Chemistry in 2000 remains the same as it
was in 1999. Not only will there be no price increase; in addition,
a new price-cutting option has been introduced. If a subscriber agrees
to a three-year subscription, the cost will be fixed at USD 999 per
year for three years (down from the 1999 price of USD 1 166). Payment
will be made annually.
John Jost, Executive Director of IUPAC said "Every year, publishers
increase their subscription prices, and every year libraries cancel
more journals. We aim to break this vicious circle in the case of Pure
and Applied Chemistry. By self-publishing from January 2000, we
expect to make substantial cost savings, which we will use to reduce
subscription prices in real terms and to improve the quality of our
publications. Moreover, we are now in control of our own destiny with
regard to electronic publishing."
IUPAC serves as a scientific, international, nongovernmental, objective
body in addressing the global issues involving the chemical sciences.
About IUPAC Publications
Pure and Applied Chemistry is the journal of record of the International
Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. Recommendations and reports from
IUPAC Commissions are published in the journal. In addition, the journal
publishes the plenary lectures of IUPAC-sponsored conferences in all
major fields of chemistry. The subscription rates for the IUPAC News
Magazine Chemistry International have also been decreased by 10-20%.
Chemistry International contains not only news of IUPAC activities but
also information of interest to the worldwide chemistry community.
Dr. John W. Jost Executive Director
P.O. Box 13757
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3757, USA