Independent advice and support to learned societies and associations in all matters related to publication of their scientific journals.

Journal Development

Improve performance of your journal...
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Contract Evaluation

Review of journal publishing agreement terms... read more

A New Journal

Launching a new journal requires preparation... read more


Finding the right publisher for your journal... read more

Value for Members

Journal viability and growth... read more



Best practise and association statutes often require societies to go through a journal tender or RFP (request for proposal) process. 

Hartmann+Associates will support you in preparing the tender document with necessary information about the journal’s present situation and requirements for the future.

We can provide suggestions of appropriate publishers, and handle all communication with the publishers invited to submit journal publishing proposals.   

To short list publishers will include review of all proposals and all financial overviews against agreed criteria; provide guidance and assistance to the society in choosing the best proposal and appropriate publisher for the journal.

The tender will be finalised when a contract has been signed with the chosen publisher.

We can ensure that the procedures to manage a journal transfer meet requirements set up by the society and editor, and are carried out in a timely fashion.


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