Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals Named Among Top 31 Hot Emerging Companies of 2011

30 January 2012

Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals (BQFJ) has been heralded by Outsell Outlook as one of the top 31 'Companies to watch in 2012.' Outsell Outlook’s annual list consists of innovators, or projects that are to have an important impact on the information industry. The list of ‘31 includes Adobe, Google, Apple, Facebook and Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals.
QScience.com from Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals (BQFJ), is a peer-reviewed online publishing platform that offers a unique and collaborative research environment for scientists in Qatar and the rest of the world. This new platform combines all the features that you would expect from a leading online publishing company including highly sophisticated search tools, citation alert functions, compliance with all standard authentication models, COUNTER-compliant usage statistics and forward linking and link resolving support. However, unlike other platforms, QScience.com can accept submissions in all languages, delivers abstracts in both English and Arabic and includes interactive polls and discussion forums to allow readers to post comments, which can be linked to social media accounts.

The Outlook report provides a view of what's ahead for the information industry, analysis is based on tracking over 7,000 firms in 12 information industry segments. This offers an unparalleled perspective that crosses segments and helps publishers and information providers grow in a global, fast-paced digital environment.

Arend Kuster, Managing Director, BQFJ, "We are honored to join these companies on this prestigious list but also see it as a great responsibility to keep delivering a high quality service to researchers and remain at the forefront of academic publishing in times of unprecedented change."

Anthea C. Stratigos, Co-founder & CEO, Outsell Inc said ‘We have a longstanding history each year of looking at companies that we believe will have an important impact on the information industry. We refer to them as our 30 to Watch, but this year in honor of leap year we’re naming our list 31 to Watch. Companies meeting the criteria for our 31 to Watch each year are doing particularly innovative things or things that are on-trend with market dynamics. They are shaking up their respective marketplaces and challenging industry incumbents to reevaluate their activities and learn. This list includes leaders, new market entrants, and small startups – an eclectic group that indicates where changes are taking place and where new competition and threads are emerging.”

About Qatar Foundation
Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development is a private, non-profit organization that is supporting Qatar on its journey from carbon economy to knowledge economy by unlocking human potential for the benefit of not only Qatar, but the world. http://www.qf.org.qa 

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