ACCUCOMS and American Society for Microbiology (ASM) expand and extend their current agreement

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Leiden, The Netherlands/Washington DC, United States of America – ACCUCOMS and ASM are pleased to announce that the parties have added Eastern Europe to the sales representation territories and they have agreed to a multi-year extension of the current agreement.

Since February 2016, ACCUCOMS has been assisting ASM with growing subscription sales in South East Asia, India, the Middle East, North Africa, South Korea and Taiwan. As a result of the successful partnership in those territories, ASM decided to expand and extend the current agreement. Per January 1st 2017 ACCUCOMS represents ASM in Eastern Europe in addition to the established territories. Moreover, ASM extends the current contract and make ACCUCOMS the exclusive seller of ASM content in India.

Rakesh Malik, Commercial Director at ACCUCOMS, comments on the new agreement: “We are glad that ASM has confirmed their faith in ACCUCOMS and has extended the current relationship to include Eastern Europe to the existing territories of Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, South Korea, Taiwan, South East Asia and India. ACCUCOMS’ team is well placed to further strengthen ASM existing business and raise awareness of its eBooks and journals portfolio in this region. We look forward to working with ASM in this important territory and we are excited with the prospects of selling such high-quality content” 

Martha Whittaker, Institutional Sales Manager at ASM, states: “We are delighted to be expanding our sales representation with Accucoms to Eastern Europe.  Accucoms has an outstanding record of successful sales and excellent customer service to ASM subscribers in Asia and the Middle East.  We look forward to expanding this first-rate performance into a new territory.  We are confident of Accucoms’ success in Eastern Europe.”  

Egon Menardi, Commercial Director at ACCUCOMS, comments on sales representation in Eastern Europe: “We are looking forward to bringing ASM to the Eastern European market. We believe it will be a success, because of the experience and knowledge we have built by working in Eastern Europe for several years coupled with ASM’s high-quality content.”

About American Society for Microbiology

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Membership has grown from 59 scientists in 1899 to more than 48,000 members today.  More than half of ASM members come from countries outside the United States.  The mission of ASM is to promote and advance the microbial sciences.  ASM advances the microbial sciences through conferences, publications, certifications and educational opportunities. It enhances laboratory capacity around the globe through training and resources. It provides a network for scientists in academia, industry and clinical settings. Additionally, ASM promotes a deeper understanding of the microbial sciences to diverse audiences.


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 The Aggregagent, a new way of thinking about subscription sales.