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ScholarOne forms partnership with Kyorinsha
ScholarOne, Inc. and Tokyo-based Kyorinsha, a leading service provider in Japan for scholarly societies and publications, have announced the formation of a strategic partnership. The companies will work together to produce a dual language (English/Japanese) version of ScholarOne’s Abstract Central and its related Itinerary Planner product. In addition, Kyorinsha will resell Abstract Central in the Japanese market and provide Japanese-language configuration, support, training, and system documentation services.
Abstract Central is a Web-based system used to manage the acquisition, review, tracking, and sessioning of abstracts prepared for scholarly meetings. The Itinerary Planner enables meeting organizers to publish abstracts online or on CD-ROM in advance of the meeting. Users then review the abstracts online, mark those of interest, and use the selections to build personalized itineraries that can be saved and printed.
Kyorinsha, led by president Kazumasa Watanabe, is the largest printer of medical journals in Japan and provides editorial, production, and cross-media publishing services for a variety of scholarly publications. The company has been in operation since 1948.
“We are very pleased that a company with such a long tradition of excellence will be representing our products,” said Bill Carden, ScholarOne CEO. “Abstract Central will be the only abstract management application in the world that offers a Japanese/English language version and Kyorinsha’s services will greatly enhance our service capabilities in Japan, which is a large and influential market.”
“Kyorinsha has been engaged in publishing and printing medical journals and conference proceedings for more than 50 years. For the past 10 years, we have focused on developing digital production workflows to help our clients meet the changing needs of the academic community in Japan,” said Kazumasa Watanabe, President of Kyorinsha. “We believe that production of a dual language version of Abstract Central will play a big part in this continuing development of the STM community in Japan.”