SOURCE: Aptara


October 06, 2009 09:00 ET

Aptara Expands Relationship With The American Physical Society

Full-Service Journal Production Volume Triples

FALLS CHURCH, VA--(Marketwire - October 6, 2009) - Aptara, a pioneer in digital publishing solutions, announced a significantly expanded relationship with The American Physical Society (APS), including a tripling of its full-service journal production work. APS is the preeminent society for the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics. Founded in 1899, its journal publishing origins date back to 1913.

APS's scientific journals contain extremely complex equations that demand a high degree of technical accuracy. With a 20 year history of serving the STM journals market, Aptara's full-service production teams are uniquely qualified to provide APS the required technical and contextual editorial and composition support, including issue management, copy editing, typesetting in LaTeX, and delivery of final content in print, PDF and XML. Additionally, to help streamline the authors' review cycles, Aptara is providing enhanced page proofs with redlining.

"APS has realized the benefit of Aptara's publishing expertise through our collaborative relationship over the past four years. They accelerated our production time by a full 25%," said Christine M. Giaccone, Director of Journal Operations at The American Physical Society. "Aptara has proven to be an innovative, proactive partner in several areas, especially in working with us to help achieve our goal of delivering high quality content in an efficient, cost-effective manner."

"Having worked with APS since 2005, it's a privilege to be entrusted with significantly more of their valuable content assets," said Dev Ganesan, president and CEO of Aptara. "Our engagement with APS exemplifies our approach to customer relationships, which is a commitment to a mutually beneficial partnership that's enhanced over time on the basis of trust and quality."

About Aptara

Aptara provides Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) solutions that deliver significant gains in cost, quality and time-to-market for content publishers. With comprehensive solutions across all delivery media, Aptara's expertise includes digital publishing, editorial services, eLearning development, and content technologies. Founded in 1988 around its unique publishing technical expertise, Aptara is a US-based company with over 3,500 professionals deployed globally and serving leaders in the Publishing, Media, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Financial Services, Retail and Educational markets. For more information visit

About The American Physical Society (APS)

The American Physical Society was founded on May 20, 1899, when 36 physicists gathered at Columbia University for that purpose. They proclaimed the mission of the new Society to be "to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics". APS strives to be a leading voice for physics and an authoritative source of physics information for the advancement of physics and the benefit of humanity, to collaborate with national scientific societies for the advancement of science, and to cooperate with international physics societies to promote physics. APS is one of the world's largest professional bodies of physicists, representing over 47,000 physicists in academia and industry in the US and internationally. APS has offices in College Park, MD, Washington, DC, and in Ridge, NY. For more information, please visit