1science appoints iGroup (Asia Pacific) Ltd as its sales agent in Asia Pacific

Agreement expands representation of 1science’s Analytics and SaaS Solution for OA in universities and college libraries 

(21 September 2016, Montreal) 1science today announces the appointment of the iGroup (Asia Pacific) Ltd. as its sales agent in the Southeast Asia, Far East and Australasia academic market. The iGroup will be responsible for the sales of the 1science Analytics and SaaS Solution for OA, which facilitates the use of open access articles, improves subscriptions management, and enhances scholarly and scientific production visibility.

This agreement will expand 1science’s market visibility and presence in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand, where all sales and inquiries will be handled by the iGroup.

The agreement covers the oaFindr System as a Service, which offers a fast growing collection of more than 20 million metadata records and hyperlinks to full-text scholarly and scientific papers, all published in peer-reviewed journals. A second product built on top of oaFindr, the oaFindr+ SaaS, helps librarians find green, gold and hybrid open access papers published by their institution’s researchers in peer-reviewed journals, wherever they are archived on the internet. As for analytics, iGroup will sell oaFigr, which provides cost-effective insight into scholarly communication and scientific production and supports evidence-based journal subscription management.

“We are pleased to partner with iGroup to further the development of open access in the Asia–Pacific region, as it is the fastest growing market in the world,” says 1science CEO Eric Archambault. “We have great confidence in their extensive knowledge of the sophisticated markets in the region, and also in their ability to provide the highest level of service to our clients.”

“As libraries, publishers and researchers embrace open access in the Asia–Pacific region, tools are needed to manage the process,” says the Chairman of the iGroup, Pote Lee. “Universities throughout the region are keen to increase the visibility and impact of their research and to discover and make widely available the publications of faculty and students. Working with 1science, the iGroup is delighted to offer their well-designed solutions to achieve these goals.”

About iGroup (Asia Pacific) Ltd.

The iGroup (Asia Pacific) Ltd. is a leading technology and information provider, with offices in 14 countries in the Asia–Pacific region. Employing more than 1,000 staff and serving more than 2,000 customers, the iGroup represents top peer-reviewed journals and eBooks from major publishers, and provides workflow solutions to libraries and researchers.

About 1science

1science produces the Analytics and SaaS Solution for open access that offers librarians and researchers cost-effective products to facilitate the acquisition and diffusion of open access articles. 1science is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and is affiliated with Science-Metrix, the world expert in bibliometrics and the evaluation of knowledge production.

For Asia-Pacific enquiries contact marketing@igroupnet.com

For media enquiries contact  Eric Archambault, President and CEO, 1science, eric.archanbault@1science.com.