SOURCE: Aptara

September 24, 2007 08:35 ET

Aptara Partners With IOP Publishing in Production of Leading Astronomy Journals

IOP Publishing Chooses Aptara for Publishing Support

FALLS CHURCH, VA--(Marketwire - September 24, 2007) - Aptara, Inc., a global leader in integrated content transformation solutions, today announced that IOP Publishing has selected Aptara to support it in the production of the prestigious journals of the American Astronomical Society (AAS). Aptara will provide copy-editing and composition services for three renowned journals that serve as crucial and well-respected resources for astronomers worldwide. The AAS was established in 1899 and is the major organization for professional astronomers in North America.

"As our number one provider of publishing services, it was natural for us to turn to Aptara for assistance on our major new AAS contract," said Sharon Toop, head of journals production for IOP Publishing. "Aptara intimately understands the nature of scholarly publishing, and shares with us an enthusiasm for new technology combined with proven best practices."

Wholly owned by The Institute of Physics (London, UK), IOP Publishing is an international leader in scientific publishing and electronic dissemination of information in physics and related fields. IOP Publishing and Aptara have been working together since 2000 distributing information designed to increase the understanding and application of physics. Under the AAS contract, IOP Publishing will publish The Astronomical Journal, The Astrophysical Journal and The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

"Aptara is very pleased to support IOP Publishing in the production of these prestigious scholarly journals," said Gurvinder Batra, CTO of Aptara. "We offer a unique combination of publishing experience, cutting edge technology and program management capabilities that create unmatched efficiencies for our customers."

Composition of The Astronomical Journal at Aptara is scheduled to commence in late September 2007.

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Aptara delivers technologically advanced and integrated content transformation solutions that enable customers to unleash the value of their content and uncover new revenue opportunities. Aptara delivers full life-cycle content management services -- content capture, digitization and distribution -- to leading publishers, Fortune Global 500 companies, and the legal marketplace. Aptara also provides solutions to financial institutions, information aggregators, professional societies, government agencies, universities, libraries, and the automotive, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. Headquartered in Falls Church, VA, the company serves customers around the globe from ISO certified facilities and employs more than 4,000 people worldwide. Aptara has 21 offices across the United States, India, UK, Germany and Australia. For more information on Aptara and its services please visit

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