Leiden, The Netherlands – ACCUCOMS is delighted to announce its new multiyear representation agreement with SPIE Digital Library.
ACCUCOMS has been a worldwide provider of sales and marketing services to academic and professional publishers since 2004. Now in 2016, for the first time, ACCUCOMS will be working closely with SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, as their sales representative in India and Europe to promote their publications to researchers.
More than 430,000 research papers and 230 e-books from the SPIE Press are published in the SPIE Digital Library, making it the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics research. Approximately 18,000 new articles and 25 e-books are added each year.
Marybeth Manning, Director of Business development for the SPIE Digital Library, commented, “We look forward to working with ACCUCOMS in advancing our mission as a not-for-profit society to ensure affordable access to our publications to the greatest number of researchers possible. Access to information improves education, economic opportunities, and social welfare, and this agreement paves the way to substantially increasing that access.”
In India, ACCUCOMS Commercial Director Asia Pacific Rakesh Malik will oversee contacts for SPIE. ACCUCOMS Commercial Manager Europe Raluca Pop will be the Eastern European representative.
“ACCUCOMS is very pleased to be partnering with this important scientific publisher,” said ACCUCOMS Commercial Director Simon Boisseau. “With our in-depth knowledge of these markets, ACCUCOMS can tailor sales strategies to meet the needs of customers, and assist SPIE in reaching out to meet the growing need for access to new research in these regions.”
SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, an educational not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based science, engineering, and technology. The Society serves nearly 264,000 constituents from approximately 166 countries, offering conferences and their published proceedings, continuing education, books, journals, and the SPIE Digital Library. In 2015, SPIE provided more than $5.2 million in support of education and outreach programs. http://www.spie.org
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. www.accucoms.com