JCPSP SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH EBSCO
Following attainment of Impact Factor from Thomson-Reuter/ISI Philadelphia, USA in 2010, the Journal of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (JCPSP) was offered partnership by EBSCO publishing Inc, ---- a leading database company from Massachusetts, USA ----which partners thousand of publishers, libraries and publications worldwide. EBSCO offered licensing agreement with JCPSP. As per agreement, EBSCO would provide JCPSP domestic and international exposure at no cost and JCPSP receiving 20% royalties from EBSCO on its various products such as its full content, on-line subscription and web based advertising through sub-licensing with all copy rights intact with JCPSP.
JCPSP is currently indexed by Index Medicus, MEDLINE / PubMed, (USA), EMBASE/Excerpta Medica (Netherlands), Extra Med (London), Index Copernicus (Poland), CAB International (UK), MEDLIP; and PAK MediNet (Pakistan) etc.
The JCPSP-EBSCO agreement was signed by the President CPSP, Professor Zafar Ullah Chaudhry and the President, EBSCO Publishing Inc., USA, Mr. Tim Collins, on 29th September, 2010, which has been vigorously effected.
Following are the salient features of the agreement:
1. EBSCO is recognized as the leader in the data marketplace ---- the number one reference source supplying database to thousands of universities, biomedical institutions, libraries and schools in more than 70 countries of the world. Its partnering with JCPSP shall increase JCPSP's recognition, visibility, wider coverage in academic libraries and global exposure.
2. Supplement revenue for JCPSP from database royalties from EBSCO on a quarterly basis, from the net revenue collected from JCPSP products ---- subscription based services, pay-per view, advertising supports sites and annual license fee from sub-licensees.
3. Additional website traffic/live link of JCPSP-EBSCO websites for direct accessibility link for libraries researchers, institutions and potential subscribers and authors for submissions of their manuscripts.
4. The main goals of this agreement are to be read, cited and drive interest of JCPSP users.
5. The term of agreement is for 3 years which are subjected to successive one year renewals/ termination upon breach of obligation by either.