STM and scholarly publisher Wiley-Blackwell, US, has announced that starting from the first issues of 2010, ten Wiley-Blackwell journals will adopt a ‘condense and rotate’ printing process, also known as two-up printing. The new approach is expected to reduce the carbon footprint associated with printing and distributing the journals by about 40 percent.
Market research has shown that libraries that continue to take print often do so for archival purposes or to best accommodate VAT or other national tax requirements. This new print layout, where two moderately condensed pages of content can fit alongside one another on each printed page, enables Wiley-Blackwell to continue to meet this need while printing less overall. The online versions of individual articles remain unchanged.
Wiley-Blackwell journals that will adopt this condense and rotate printing approach include Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems; Ecology of Freshwater Fish; Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental; Hydrological Processes; International Journal of Non Profit & Voluntary Sector Marketing; International Journal of Selection and Assessment; International Journal of Tourism Research; Plant Breeding; River Research and Applications; and Social Development.
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