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- ScholarOne acquires Global Editor, RMTS and RPTS editorial systems from RCP Limited

April 3, 2001 - Didcot, England - ScholarOne Inc., the leading provider of Web-based editorial and production management solutions for scholarly publishers, today announced the acquisition of Global Editor and related products from RCP Consultants Ltd. Under the terms of the agreement, ScholarOne will take ownership of the Global Editor and RMTS manuscript tracking system, as well as the RPTS production tracking system. Global Editor and its predecessor, RMTS, are in use by hundreds of scientific, technical and medical journals around the world.

“Our agreement to purchase Global Editor and RMTS reflects ScholarOne’s commitment to providing scholarly publishers with the tools to get their research to the public faster and more cost effectively,” said Bill Carden, CEO of ScholarOne. Global Editor, RMTS and RPTS will join ScholarOne's existing suite of applications for submission, peer review, tracking, production, and publication of journals, proceedings, and abstracts.

RCP Consultants has provided solutions to scholarly publishers for more than eight years. “We looked for someone to serve the client base that we built over the years. We found ScholarOne to be the logical choice to take on those loyal relationships as we concentrate on other areas of software design. We are confident that former RCP clients will continue to be successful with ScholarOne as they have been with us in the past,” commented John Richards, Managing Director of RCP.

Joining ScholarOne from RCP are Jeff Sweeting, the lead developer for the three products being acquired, and Phil Paterson and Paul Calow, both of whom are responsible for handling client relationships in the UK and Europe.

Users of Global Editor, RMTS, and RPTS join ScholarOne's client base of scholarly publishers that includes more than 120 scholarly societies around the world. Former RCP publishing clients will enjoy a smooth migration to ScholarOne applications, and ScholarOne clients will benefit from many of the innovations and features created by RCP.

About ScholarOne Inc.
ScholarOne Inc., (www.ScholarOne.com), based in Charlottesville, Virginia, provides comprehensive workflow management solutions for scholarly publishers. Its Web-based applications enable scientific, technical, and medical publishers to manage the submission, peer review, production, and publication processes. ScholarOne’s tools are currently used to create more than 120 journals, abstract books, and proceedings books. With Manuscript Central™, Abstract Central™, Proceedings Central™, 1st edit™, and eStacks™, scholarly publishers are positioned to benefit as both technology and scholarly research communities evolve.

About RCP Consultants Ltd.
RCP Consultants Ltd., (www.rcp.co.uk) is at the forefront of specialist software solutions and expert consultancy, and has been for over 20 years. With over 100 skilled staff members, RCP designs strategic solutions for professionals in diverse markets worldwide. RCP customers can be found in markets as diverse as financial transactions management, automotive, wireless access protocol (WAP), and distributed systems. RCP has offices in Oxfordshire and the City of London.

For more information:

ScholarOne Inc.
Bob Lloyd
VP, Strategic Development
Bob.Lloyd@ScholarOne.com
804-817-2040 ext 118

RCP Consultants Ltd.
Richard Olearczyk
Business Development Director
ollie@rcp.co.uk
+44 (0)1235 510116

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