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American Association of Respiratory Care and Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Sign Co-publishing Agreement Facilitated by KGL Consulting

AARC will retain full ownership and editorial control of its flagship journal, and Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. will help broaden its reach to the global medical community.

The American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC), and global media company, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., have entered into a new co-publishing agreement for the Association’s flagship journal, Respiratory Care. The partnership was facilitated by leading scholarly publishing advisors, KGL Consulting, part of KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd.

Respiratory Care is circulated to approximately 41,000 AARC members as well as leading institutions around the globe, and is widely acknowledged as the premier worldwide clinical resource for respiratory therapists, physicians, and others with interest in respiratory care practice. It is also the leading outlet for research pertaining to mechanical ventilation and respiratory equipment. In seeking a commercial publishing partner, the Association looks to further expand its global reach, enhance its service to authors, and ensure its continued success in attracting the highest quality research from around the world. AARC will retain full ownership, copyright, and editorial control of its flagship journal.

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publisher of impactful peer-reviewed research in the fields of biotechnology & the life sciences and specialized clinical medicine, will provide technology, scale, distribution, and strategic guidance to AARC for Respiratory Care. The Journal will be the flagship publication among Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.’s renowned portfolio of peer-reviewed journals in respiratory medicine, and will continue to be published monthly online. The agreement takes effect in January 2025.

Dean Hess, Managing Editor of Respiratory Care commented, “This partnership will position Respiratory Care to successfully navigate the dramatic changes occurring in the industry including accelerating adoption of new technologies and changes in long-established business models—all while maintaining the exceptional quality standards that authors and readers expect from the AARC and the Journal.”  

Bob Vrooman, Vice President, Publishing Services & Partnerships at Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. added, “We are excited to build on AARC’s long history of publishing excellence and are confident that we can help Respiratory Care capitalize on the many growth opportunities in this vibrant field. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration and to enhancing Respiratory Care’s status as a leading resource for clinicians around the globe.”

KGL Consulting is a leading consultancy offering a wide range of services to the scholarly publishing community including strategic planning, contract negotiation, RFP management, market research, workflow optimization, and editor-in-chief recruitment. 

About the American Association of Respiratory Care Founded in 1947, the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) is the leading national and international professional association for respiratory care. AARC encourages and promotes professional excellence, advances the science and practice of respiratory care, and advocates for patients, their families, the public, the profession, and the respiratory therapist. Supporting approximately 41,000 members worldwide, the AARC is a not-for-profit professional association headquartered in Irving, TX. Members include respiratory therapists, physicians, and other health care professionals. The AARC is dedicated to promoting the practice of respiratory care, thus assisting persons with respiratory diseases, helping them receive safe and effective care. For more information, please visit www.aarc.org.

About Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. is a global media company dedicated to creating, curating, and delivering impactful peer-reviewed research and authoritative content services to advance the fields of biotechnology and the life sciences, specialized clinical medicine, public health and policy, and technology and engineering. For further information, please visit www.liebertpub.com.

About KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. (KGL) is the premier industry provider of editorial, peer review, production, management consulting, online hosting, and transformative solutions for every stage of the content lifecycle. KGL serves the STEM/HSS, educational publishing, and eLearning markets from content creation through distribution of print and digital products. A division of CJK Group, Inc., KGL unites content and technology expertise with over 200 years of experience serving the publishing market and is powered by state-of-the-art, intelligent solutions and delivery platforms including Smart Suite and PubFactory. For more information, please visit www.kwglobal.com.

Contact Mike Groth, Director of Marketing, KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd., mike.groth@kwglobal.com

Member News Release submitted by KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. on 07/10/2024.

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