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Scientific Publishing

Scientific Publishing

KACST has issued a number of scientific publications targeted to various segments of society. These publications create a channel between researchers and the general public which bridges the gap between the scientific community and the society. KACST works with the global publisher “Springers”, to publish seven quarterly scientific journals in English on technologies of interest to the Kingdom, such as water, oil and petrochemicals. All KACST’s journals are followed-up by Thomson Reuters, which classifies journals globally, and two journals have been included in high impact journals (ISI). These journals publish the results of the latest research in their fields, in addition to being available to researchers from within the Kingdom to publish in them. They also provide details of the latest technologies available around the world. KACST supports a number of scientific journals in Arabic and publishes others. One of the journals it supports is “Nature Arabic Edition”, a monthly journal aimed at university students, and the quarterly “Al-Faisal Scientific” journal, which is targeted to the general public. It also publishes the quarterly Journal “Science and Technology for Juniors” targeted to the K-12 students, and another quarterly journal entitled “Science and Technology”. In addition, KACST supports researchers and specialists to author or translate scientific books. The number of authored and translated books has now reached 186. KACST sends its hard copies to universities and public libraries, and provides electronic copies to the public on its website. The number of downloaded books has exceeded 400,000. These books are aimed at various segments of the society, from children to specialized researchers.