19 May 2014 | Leiden, The Netherlands – The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the development of science and engineering, has signed an agreement with ACCUCOMS for shared representation in the Middle East and North Africa regions. This agreement aims to maximize revenue, actively promote and market AAAS’ publications in an important and varied market.
Tom Ryan, Director at AAAS/Science had the following to say about the agreement: “AAAS/Science is very excited to partner with ACCUCOMS as our exclusive agent in the Middle East. We believe the collaboration of the number one general scientific journal in the world coupled with the sales and marketing expertise of ACCUCOMS will enable us to bring high level scientific content to the Middle East region. We look forward to great results from this new partnership.”
Simon Boisseau, Sales Director at ACCUCOMS commented: “ACCUCOMS is delighted to be working with AAAS/Science in the Middle East. As publishers of one of the leading journals in the world AAAS/Science offers exactly the type of gold-standard content that is needed in this growing market. Using our local sales teams based in the region, we will be pursuing sales across all sectors including corporate, consortia and individual academic institutions.”
“With Swets we are also able to offer AAAS/Science end-to-end services including not only proactive sales but fulfilment and invoicing. This joined up service is becoming increasingly popular and gives added value to all parties,” continued Boisseau.
Eyad Mohammed, ACCUCOMS’ Regional Sales Manager MENA further commented: “I am really glad to have AAAS among the publishers we represent in the MENA region. Science is a world-renowned name in the field and a strong name every sales person would want to have. Our portfolio of prestigious publishers is now even more rich.”
This co-operation further strengthens ACCUCOMS’ position as a global supplier of services for publishers, with enhanced access to international and local academic and corporate markets.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society, was founded in 1848 and encompasses 261 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving an estimated 10 million individuals. AAAS is an American international non-profit organization with the stated goals of promoting cooperation among scientists, defending scientific freedom, encouraging scientific responsibility, and supporting scientific education and science outreach for the betterment of all humanity. AAAS 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.
ACCUCOMS is an independent provider of services to academic and professional publishers around the world. Established in 2004, ACCUCOMS now operates in Europe, Turkey, North America, Latin America, India, MENA and South East Asia. ACCUCOMS’ multilingual teams offer efficient and intelligent representation, telemarketing and business intelligence services as well as user interaction programs to clients that range from large publishing houses to specialist society publishers. For more information about ACCUCOMS view our website or follow us on Google+, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.