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Posted by Alison Trost on January 6, 2011 at 9:56 AM.
Effective immediately electronic distribution is the default for AISC’s Engineering Journal. Although subscribers still have the option to receive a printed copy, they must opt in to do so.
AISC has a tradition of embracing technology when it makes sense. For example, AISC offices feature motion-sensing light switches, its membership renewal process is via email, and all AISC codes and standards are available for free online. In 2010, Engineering Journal continued that tradition with the creation of a digital version of the journal to reach more of AISC’s membership.
While there are no plans to discontinue the paper version of EJ, the change making paper subscriptions to EJ “by request only” is significant.
“We are not eliminating the paper version,” said EJ editor Keith A. Grubb, P.E., S.E., “and we are not going to charge you more. We simply want to be cost-conscious and environmentally friendly. We want to send you something that you want to receive.”
Grubb suggests trying out the digital edition at www.aisc.org/ej. “If the digital edition meets your needs, great! But we realize that electronic journals are not for everyone,” he said. However, to continue to receive your paper version, you must send an email including your name and AISC member number to email@example.com by January 31, 2011.
Questions and concerns can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.