Science Reviews 2000 Journals sold to SAGE

December 2018

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Bertoli Mitchell is pleased to announce that it has advised Science Reviews 2000 Ltd in the sale of its journal portfolio to SAGE Publications.  The portfolio comprises four journals each with a highly respected position in its sector.  The journals are:

  • Avian Biology Research (ABR) – publishing since 1990, ABR provides a forum for academics working in every field of ornithology, including avian health, genetic effects and threats to avian species in their natural habitats.
  • Journal of Chemical Research (JCR) – JCR is a monthly journal with a broad international authorship, publishing original research and reviews in all branches of experimental chemistry.  Established in 1977 as a joint venture by the British, French and German chemical societies it maintains the high standards set by the founding societies.
  • Progress in Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism (PRKM) – PKRM is an international journal presenting results from the fields of kinetics and mechanisms of chemical processes in the gas phase and solution of both simple and complex systems.
  • Science Progress (SPR) – SPR has for over 100 years been a highly regarded review publication in science, technology and medicine.  SPR invites world authorities to contribute review articles on the most interesting, important and meaningful topics – ranging from cosmology to the environment – and ensures that they are presented for the most effective use of those in both academia and industry.

The transaction completed on 7 December 2018.

Catherine Henchek, Managing Director of Science Reviews 2000, commented:  “As a small publishing company we were particularly impressed with the personal attention given to us by Bertoli Mitchell. They guided us through every stage of the acquisition process with patience and true professionalism. We believe they obtained the best possible deal and gently guided us through the whole transition procedure.”

Natalina Bertoli, Managing Partner of Bertoli Mitchell, commented: “In the 40 years since its foundation, Science Reviews 2000 has published world-class research for professional scientists across all disciplines. We are delighted to have assisted this family-owned independent publisher in the sale of its journals portfolio and we look forward to seeing the journals thrive in their new home.”

This deal continues Bertoli Mitchell’s work in the journal publishing sector, having previously advised on 21 transactions involving journal assets in the last five years.