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New Liebert Author Advocacy Program (LAAP) Promotes Scholarly Publishing

New Rochelle, NY, November 12, 2012Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is proud to launch the Liebert Author Advocacy Program (LAAP), an innovative membership program for academic, corporate, and funding institutions designed to support Open Access (OA) and enhance the visibility and share-ability of academic research. The LAAP and associated AuthorCite™ portal provide a cost-effective way to support OA publishing for affiliated researchers, as well as a dedicated platform to archive, promote, and share OA articles published in any Liebert journal.

LAAP member institutions receive a 25% discount on OA article processing charges (APC) for research published in any Liebert journal; a customized microsite to highlight published OA articles; immediate global access to peer-reviewed OA articles on major indexing services; and complimentary access to the AuthorCite™ platform for OA authors publishing in Liebert journals. AuthorCite™ is a robust online marketing platform that enables authors to build professional visibility and enhance the impact of their research. Participating LAAP institutions are also eligible for a 10% discount on the subscription list price of any Liebert journal purchased directly from the publisher. LAAP participants pay a flat annual membership fee based on the number of full-time faculty and/or researchers at their institution.

“We are committed to flexible, innovative publishing services that facilitate Open Access to original research articles, alongside value-added premium journal content,” says Mary Ann Liebert, president of Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. “The launch of our Liebert Author Advocacy Program serves to advance research discovery, scholarly exchange, and, ultimately, the impact of original research contributions.”

For more information on LAAP membership, visit the website or contact

About the Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company universally acknowledged for publishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in the most promising areas of biomedical research, the life sciences, medicine, surgery, and public health. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publications continue to make critical contributions in advancing research and facilitating collaboration throughout the world in academia, industry, and government, and are also highly respected resources for legislators, policy makers, and educators. The firm publishes more than 70 journals, books, and newsmagazines. A complete list is available on our website.