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HFES Adds Three Periodicals to Member Benefits Through Partnership with SAGE
Thursday, December 9, 2010

         SANTA MONICA, CA—In a continuing effort to disseminate human factors/ergonomics science and serve the information needs of members and the broader scientific community, HFES will partner with SAGE to produce, distribute, and market all five of its periodicals beginning in 2011:  

  • Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • Ergonomics in Design: The Quarterly of Human Factors Applications
  • Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making
  • Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Proceedings of the HFES Annual Meeting

         Currently, HFES members receive access to Human Factors and Ergonomics in Design as a benefit of membership. Under the terms of the copublishing arrangement, members of the Society will gain free, full online access to current and back volumes of three additional titles: Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, Proceedings of the HFES Annual Meeting, and Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics.

         SAGE, which has copublished Human Factors since 2009, will make these titles freely available online to HFES members via the SAGE Journals Online platform (powered by HighWire). Members will be able to access the entire backfile through a simple login at hfes.org. In addition, as SAGE Journals Online users, members will be able to access the full text of any content on SAGE Journals Online or HighWire that is discovered via a reference link from the HFES titles, even if they do not subscribe to that other content.

         The past volumes for all five titles, constituting more than 16,000 papers and abstracts, will be migrated to the SAGE collection during the first quarter of 2011.

         HFES President Anthony D. Andre comments, "The creation of an easier-to-access, single source for all of our publications, coupled with free access to JCEDM and Reviews of HF/E, represents a significant improvement to our publication portfolio as well as greater visibility for our authors. I believe that this publishing agreement will have a positive impact on the consumption of our science and best practices, as presented in our various publications."

         "We are gratified that, after two years as our partner on Human Factors, HFES has entrusted SAGE with publishing all five of its periodicals," said Jayne Marks, SAGE Vice-President and Editorial Director, Library Information Group. "We look forward to building on our already strong partnership and with helping to increase the dissemination of these important publications."

For information about the many benefits of joining HFES, go to http://www.hfes.org/web/Membership/howtojoin.html or call 310/394-1811.

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         The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is the world’s largest nonprofit individual-member, multidisciplinary scientific association for HF/E professionals, with more than 4,500 members in the United States and other countries. HFES members include psychologists and other scientists, designers, and engineers, all of whom share a common interest in designing systems and equipment to be safe and effective for the people who operate and maintain them. "Human Factors and Ergonomics: People-Friendly Design Through Science and Engineering."

         SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington, DC. www.sagepublications.com

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