The Mathematica Journal Press Release
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- Subject: [mg7886] The Mathematica Journal Press Release
- From: John Bonadies <bonadies>
- Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 15:35:47 -0400
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
NEWS RELEASE - ACQUISITION The Mathematica Journal to be Published by Academic Press Champaign, Illinois-The Mathematica Journal has been acquired by the prestigious Academic Press, according to Wolfram Research, Inc., makers of Mathematica. Previously published by Miller Freeman, Inc., The Mathematica Journal, published quarterly, is the foremost source of information about Mathematica. Mathematica is the premier technical computing system available, and the diverse content of The Mathematica Journal reflects the wide variety of users Mathematica has attracted: more than a million scientists, researchers, educators, engineers, students, and others worldwide. In each issue of the Journal, expert Mathematica users from industry and academia provide articles describing Mathematica applications in such areas as computer-aided tomography (the medical "CAT scan") and the analysis of surface roughness during metal manufacturing. A four-color Graphics Gallery displays striking imagery produced in Mathematica, often blurring the distinction between mathematics and art. Distinguished scientists and researchers write about what they've found with the help of Mathematica. Academic Press is one of the largest commercial publishers in the United States for scientific information, and is known throughout the international scientific community. Established as a publishing company in the United States in 1942, Academic Press became a division of Harcourt Brace & Company in 1969. According to John Bonadies, Director of Marketing at Wolfram Research, the company is confident that Academic Press will serve the Mathematica community well. "Academic Press has shown a serious commitment to Mathematica in its previous publications, in general, and we've always regarded The Mathematica Journal as an important complement to Wolfram's own channels of communication with Mathematica users. We think they will uphold the quality that people have come to expect from the Mathematica name, and we look forward to further growth of The Mathematica Journal under the auspices of the Academic Press." (Current subscriptions will be transferred to Academic Press.) 'Wolfram Research is the world's leading developer of technical computing software.' The company was founded by Stephen Wolfram in 1987 and released the first version of its flagship product Mathematica on June 23, 1988. Since that time, the company has grown rapidly and has released a library of related application packages in fields such as control systems and financial analysis. Mathematica 3.0 was released in the fall of 1996. Wolfram Research, Inc. is headquartered in Champaign, Illinois.