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Announcing bepress 2009 prices and news

Berkeley, CA, September 18, 2008 – The Berkeley Electronic Press is pleased to announce the 2009 price list for our journals and for ResearchNow, the collection of all bepress journals.

bepress Journals in 2008 — Impact and Growth

Two bepress journals received their first impact factor in 2008, each with a stellar first showing.

SAGMB is now the #5 ranked statistics journal in ISI
Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology (SAGMB) received an outstanding first impact factor in the 2007 Journal Citation Reports from Thomson/ISI. The journal's impact factor is 2.167. It ranks #5 of all 91 statistics journals in the ISI Science Citation Index. In its first year, SAGMB joins such established titles as Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, and Journal of the Royal Statistics Society B, in the top five. SAGMB also ranks 155th out of 263 biochemistry & molecular biology journals, a category that includes some of the most heavily cited titles in science research, such as Cell and PLoS Biology.

Another bepress journal, International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering (IJCRE), also received its first impact factor with the 2007 Journal Citation Reports. The journal's impact factor is 0.75, and it ranks 58th out of the 114 chemical engineering journals in the Science Citation Index. IJCRE remains the only journal in its field that focuses on chemical reactor engineering.

Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics (SNDE) now has an impact factor of 0.593, and ranks #104 out of 191 economics journals. SNDE's impact and rank has grown steadily over the past years: the 2007 impact factor represents a 42% increase over its 2005 impact factor of 0.418. SNDE is well on its way to becoming one of the top-ranked econometrics journals in the field.

bepress also added four new titles to our list in the past year, strengthening our collections in law and policy in particular.

Issues in Legal Scholarship (available as a single journal for the first time)
Journal of Drug Policy Analysis
Law & Ethics of Human Rights
Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology

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The new face of ResearchNow

In response to our customers, who want the freedom to build the collections they really want, bepress has reinvented the way we do collections.

We are pleased to introduce our new opt-in model for ResearchNow. We have fenced off our collection at its current level of 42 journals — this is our 2009 collection. Going forward, subscribers will be able to renew only this core collection. Or, they can opt in to new journals as they prefer, one by one or as a discounted yearly package of all new journals

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2009 — bepress's 10th Year Anniversary

In 2009, bepress marks its tenth year anniversary. We look forward to celebrating our ten years of growth with all of you throughout the year. Sign up for our journal news feed to stay tuned.

About bepress

Founded by professors in 1999, bepress exists to serve academia. We deliver scholarly communications and publishing services for academic institutions, empowering their communities to showcase and share their works for maximum impact. Through our services bepress seeks to link communities of scholars, listen to their needs, and provide solutions to support emerging academic missions and goals.

Bepress is the provider of Digital Commons, the leading hosted institutional repository software platform. Digital Commons is a suite of tools and services that enables institutions to manage, display, and publish scholarship to the web in a beautiful, highly visible showcase. Digital Commons offers the features of a traditional IR as well as professional-grade publishing software, management tools, and individual faculty and researcher pages to promote and disseminate scholarship and serve academia.

With Digital Commons, universities can collect, preserve, and make visible all of their intellectual output, including pre-prints, working papers, journal articles, dissertations, master's theses, conference proceedings, presentations, creative works, and a wide variety of other content types.