Bertoli Mitchell advises Manchester University Press in the sale of two leading engineering titles to SAGE

(November 2015)

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Deal Announcement

We are pleased to announce the purchase by SAGE Publications of the International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education (IJEEE) and the International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education (IJMEE), both previously published by Manchester University Press. The purchase of both journals is effective from Volume 51, Issue 4 (IJEEE), and Volume 42, Issue 4 (IJMEE) due to be published to complete the 2014 Volume year. Bertoli Mitchell acted on behalf of Manchester University Press.

The International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education, under the newly appointed editorship of Dr Geoff Rubner, Manchester University, dates back to 1948 when the world’s first stored-programme digital computer ran at the University of Manchester. In 1963, the Bulletin of Electrical Engineering Education evolved into the International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education (IJEEE). IJEEE provides a showcase for international developments in the undergraduate teaching of electrical engineering and electronics, from power systems to nanotechnology.

The International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, edited by Dr Din Wang, of Brunel University, is aimed at teachers and trainers of mechanical engineering students in higher education and focuses on the discussion of the principles and practices of training professional, technical and mechanical engineers and those in related fields. It encourages articles about new experimental methods, and laboratory techniques, and includes book reviews and highlights of recent articles in this field.

Karen Phillips, editorial director at SAGE, commented: 'Both the International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education and the International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education are leading journals within their field, and we are delighted to have been selected by Manchester University Press to publish them both.'

'SAGE was highlighted as a publisher who could offer these journals expanded international growth and reach, and as such is a testament both to our publishing strength and high quality portfolio within engineering as well as our shared values of independence and leading research. We are delighted to be working with the esteemed boards of both journals, and look forward to welcoming these journals to our portfolio whereby we will continue to expand their pivotal impact on their respective academic fields.'