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MSU Press Journals Program to Expand Offerings and Access

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The Journals program at Michigan State University Press has expanded its STEM offerings and digital reach to scholars. MSU Press recently acquired Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management (AEHM), a journal featuring extensive research on aquatic ecosystems in the Great Lakes region and around the globe. AEHM is the official journal of the Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society (AEHMS), published quarterly since 1998. AEHM will be the second science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) journal on the MSU Press roster after the mathematics journal Real Analysis Exchange.

Book cover of Aquatic Ecosystem.

The launch plan for this journal includes providing access through a cutting-edge journal distribution program in partnership with Duke University Press. As part of this program Duke is offering journal services, including subscription management, fulfillment, hosting, and institutional marketing and sales in a collaboration called the Scholarly Publishing Collective (SPC). For 2021, AEHM will be hosted Duke University Press will transition to the SPC platform when it launches in 2022. AEHM articles will be freely available for 3 months so readers can familiarize themselves with the journal and the platform.

Press Director Gabriel Dotto is enthusiastic about the new opportunities that SPC will open. “We are excited to be a part of this important partnership. Through it, MSU Press will have access to best-in-class web features, enriching the experience for scholars wishing to use our journals. We hope to have all of our journals available on SPC beginning next year.”

MSU Press Journals Manager Natalie Eidenier described how the SPC partnership will expand access by allowing researchers to interact with content, specifically that “users can access full-text versions of articles and engage with figures, tables, references, and supplementary files, via links and pop-ups, all without interrupting their reading experience.”

Eidenier also explained that AEHM’s commitment to publishing research on water systems all over the world and working with authors and readers worldwide aligns strongly with Michigan State’s mission as a global research institution.

Duke University Press Director Dean Smith explained his pride that MSU Press is part of the initial launch of the platform. “We are honored to be working with this prestigious group of publishers,” said Smith. “The SPC gives us an opportunity to support a healthy ecosystem for nonprofit, mission-driven publishing and help ensure that these publications and organizations remain vital to the communities they serve.”

A Note from the Editor

Headshot of Dr. Mohiuddin Munawar, he is wearing a white shirt with a black vest.

Dr. Mohiuddin Munawar

Dr. Mohiuddin Munawar, chief editor of AEHM, is looking forward to this new aspect of the partnership between the AEHMS and MSU Press, which already publishes the Ecovision World Monograph series:

“The AEHMS, via the publication of its journal and Ecovision book series, offers a unique opportunity to publish research on the health of aquatic ecosystems, including their status, management, and emerging techniques and approaches, across the world from the west to the east. The journal publishes high quality peer-reviewed scientific articles, and often organizes special issues with comprehensive focus on selected topics (50 issues already published). AEHM promotes ecosystem-based science for exploring transdisciplinary and cross-sectorial linkages between human society, ecology, economy, and management with a sustainable perspective. A partnership with MSU Press is an obvious choice, being a well-known academic not-for-profit publisher with an extensive global network. Our interest to work together for the journal is mutually enthusiastic and we are excited about a highly successful and productive partnership in the future.”

Subscription Details

AEHM is currently hosted at Read Duke and will transition to the Scholarly Publishing Collective platform when it launches in 2022. AEHM articles will be freely available for three months so readers can familiarize themselves with the journal and the platform. For more ordering information contact subscriptions@dukeupress.edu.

In addition to offering direct-title subscriptions through the Scholarly Publishing Collective, MSU Press is pleased that AEHM is also part of the BioOne Complete collection. BioOne Complete is the full-text database of more than 200 titles from over 150 publishers in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. The collection offers comprehensive coverage of fields such as zoology, plant sciences, ornithology, and entomology, with new content added daily. Read AEHM on BioOne Complete.

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