BioOne appoints ACCUCOMS to strengthen global presence

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Leiden, The Netherlands – 16th July 2019

ACCUCOMS, the specialist in global sales and marketing for publishers and societies, is delighted to announce that BioOne, leading nonprofit aggregator of biological, ecological and environmental science research from around the world, has appointed ACCUCOMS to assume responsibility for the sales, customer service and marketing of BioOne Complete in 57 countries across Asia, Europe/Middle East, and Latin America, starting January 1, 2020.

BioOne is an innovative mission-driven organization that serves all stakeholders in scholarly communication, including publishing societies, institutes and independent presses, as well as libraries, researchers and students. ACCUCOMS has deep knowledge and experience serving these stakeholders to enable them to better reach markets around the world, through their market knowledge and strong relationships with libraries. Both organizations recognize an exceptionally good fit in working together.

In the new agreement ACCUCOMS will be responsible for promoting BioOne Complete and increasing site license sales in the academic, government and corporate sectors in countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Middle East, Europe and North Africa. ACCUCOMS will also provide local support – in the same time zone and in the appropriate language – to BioOne Complete’s subscribers in all the countries in the agreement.

Pinar Erzin, Founder and President of ACCUCOMS, said: “ACCUCOMS is very proud to represent BioOne in so many countries around the world. BioOne is such an important innovator in scientific publishing, bringing together more than 200 high quality titles, and we are excited to talk to our librarians and wider communities about it. We are extremely well-placed to do so: our teams pride themselves on their ability to work in more than 50 languages and across time zones, delivering sales, marketing and customer service support to our publishers and their customers. We are delighted and honoured to have BioOne Complete in our portfolio to offer to our customers.”

Susan Skomal, BioOne President and CEO, confirmed that: “BioOne is confident that ACCUCOMS offers the skills and experience we require to serve our libraries and institutions. ACCUCOMS enables us to have people on the ground in countries around the world. This will help BioOne maintain close connections to our existing customers, while building the distribution of our essential content.“

More about the agreement
ACCUCOMS is proud to be representing BioOne in the following countries:

Algeria; Antigua & Barbuda; Argentina; Bahamas; Bahrain; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Chile; China; Colombia; Costa Rica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Egypt; France; Greece; Grenada; Guatemala; Hong Kong; India; Iraq; Italy; Jamaica; Japan; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libya; Macau; Malaysia; Mexico; Oman; Palestine; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Portugal; Qatar; St Kitts and Nevis; St Lucia; St Vincent & The Grenadines; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; South Korea; Spain; Sri Lanka; Taiwan; Thailand; Trinidad & Tobago; Tunisia; Turkey; United Arab Emirates; Uruguay, and Vietnam.

About ACCUCOMS

ACCUCOMS provides societies and publishers with global reach through expert local teams around the world. The company operates in five continents, covering North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, India, South Korea, Taiwan and South East Asia.

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.

About BioOne

BioOne was founded in 1999 by both library and publisher interests to address the inequities posed by commercial journal publishing. Two decades later, BioOne remains committed to meeting library, publisher, and researcher needs through a growing portfolio of products and services. BioOne’s unique business model is designed to reinvest precious library funds in scientific communication, and has returned over $45M to its participating publishers to date.

BioOne’s flagship product, BioOne Complete, is a database of over 200 subscribed and open-access titles in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. It provides libraries with cost-effective access to high-quality, curated research and independent society publishers with a dynamic, community-based platform and global distribution.

Media Contact
Name:            Rasmus Andersen
Address:        ACCUCOMS INTERNATIONAL BV
                        Nieuwe Energie
                        3e Binnenvestgracht 23R
                        2312NR Leiden
                        The Netherlands
Telephone:    +31 88 4100 400
Website:        www.accucoms.com