The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and ACCUCOMS have agreed to work even closer together in South Korea

ACCUCOMS and AAAS extend and expand their successful collaboration in South Korea by including academic libraries and government institutions to the customer portfolio.  

SeongHwi Jeon, the Commercial Manager for South Korea, has been representing AAAS in the corporate library market since the beginning of 2016. SeongHwi has met expectations and grown AAAS’ presence among corporations in South Korea. AAAS has therefore decided to amend the current agreement to include two additional sectors – the academic and government sectors.

According to the new representation agreement, SeongHwi is responsible for growing sales in the academic- and government sector, in addition to keeping up the positive numbers from 2016 in the corporate sector.

“We are pleased to continue and expand our collaboration with such a renowned publisher,” said Rakesh Malik, Commercial Director ACCUCOMS. “We believe that the South Korean institutes in the academic and corporate segment will appreciate the premium content offered in AAAS journals. ACCUCOMS’ dedicated team consisting of sales, marketing and telemarketers is well placed to penetrate libraries and consortia in this strategically important territory. We look forward to work with AAAS to raise its profile and customer base across South Korea.””

Iquo Edim, Interim Director of Institutional Licensing at AAAS, said “AAAS is excited to have Accucoms expand their role amongst the group of subscription agents that proudly represent our brand and our mission within the academic market.” ”

About the American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science (www.sciencemag.org) as well as Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, Science Advances, Science Immunology, and Science Robotics. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes nearly 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world. The non-profit AAAS (www.aaas.org) is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more. www.aaas.org/

About ACCUCOMS

ACCUCOMS is an independent provider of services to academic and professional publishers around the world. Established in 2004, ACCUCOMS now operates from the Netherlands, Turkey, Latin America, the USA, MENA, India, Taiwan and South Korea. ACCUCOMS’ multilingual teams offer efficient and intelligent representation, telesales and business intelligence services as well as user interaction programs to clients that range from large publishing houses to specialist society publishers. In 2016 ACCUCOMS launched Aggregagent, a new way of thinking about subscription sales. www.accucoms.com

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