Posted: November 4, 2009

A*STAR of Singapore enters collaboration to launch an online publication promoting its research

(Nanowerk News) Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Macmillan Scientific Communications (MSC) have launched a new open access website, A*STAR Research to highlight some of the best research published by A*STAR’s research institutions.
The regularly updated A*STAR Research, which will be accompanied by a twice-yearly 60-page print compilation of research highlights, features important research achievements by A*STAR that are published in the recent scientific literature, as well as in-depth articles and coverage of the latest A*STAR innovations in science and engineering. Described in easy-to-understand terms, the articles in A*STAR Research are intended to reach out to scientists across the diverse scientific disciplines.
Science and Engineering Research Council, “We are delighted to see the rapid launch of A*STAR Research following discussions that began with MSC only a few months ago. With this free-access online publication, we are confident we will quickly be able to raise the profile and awareness A*STAR’s best research in the global scientific community.”
Established in 2002, A*STAR is Singapore’s lead government agency dedicated to fostering world-class scientific research and talent for a vibrant knowledge-based economy. A*STAR actively nurtures public sector research and development in Biomedical Sciences, and Physical Sciences & Engineering, and spurs growth in Singapore's key economic clusters by providing human, intellectual and industrial capital to our partners in industry and the healthcare sector. Currently, A*STAR oversees 14 research institutes and seven consortia & centres located in Biopolis and Fusionopolis and their vicinity, and supports extramural research with the universities, hospital research centres, and other local and international partners.
MSC, established last year in the Tokyo offices of NPG Nature Asia-Pacific, the Asia-Pacific wing of NPG, provides custom publishing services to research institutions in the public and private sector to help them publicize and promote their best research. MSC has access to the high-quality editors and science writers of NPG as well as the group’s print and online publishing and marketing skills, making it a uniquely strong player in the world of scientific communications. MSC began its business working with institutions in Japan but now has customers throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
Source: A*STAR