The American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Division of Geochemistry have announced that AIP will become the publisher of record for Geochemical Transactions. The electronic rapid-publication journal publishes research in areas of chemistry relating to materials and processes occurring in the Earth's aquasphere and geosphere. Geochemical Transactions was launched in the spring of 2000 as a publishing partnership between the ACS Division of Geochemistry and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). The publication has also received support from the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), a research university and library sponsored organization that promotes increased competition in scholarly publishing.
The agreement is effective January 1, 2004. AIP will honor 2004 subscriptions and will work with RSC to transfer all subscription records. ACS Division of Geochemistry members will continue to receive discounted subscription rates. The journal is expected to be fully operational on the Scitation system, including Peer X-Press submissions and online publishing, in the first quarter of 2004. The American Institute of Physics is a not-for-profit corporation chartered in 1931 to provide publishing and distribution services for scientific and technical societies. AIP is the publisher or co-publisher of 11 journals, three magazines, and the AIP Conference Proceedings Series.