2018 opportunity to acquire RIG
Rapid Intellect Group Inc (RIG), 20 years old family-owned academic
publisher - financially self sufficient - is known for two print publications:
Academic Exchange Quarterly (AEQ) and Sound Instruction Books (SIB),
plus a number of open-access venues (OA).
Content is the difference between AEQ and SIB. Each issue of AEQ
covers a range of topics while each SIB volume includes a specific topic.
AEQ - regular quarterly publication - has published 84 print issues:
2700+ articles by 3600+ authors from 1160+ colleges and
universities located in the USA and 50+ countries.
SIB - irregular publication - has published 14 print volumes: 280+ articles
by 340+ authors in the USA and abroad.
OA - Editors' Choice, HOW-TO-ESSAY , Zeitgeist Essay - usually makes
selected full-text articles free to all, authors and readers.
Additional AEQ and RIG details are available in 2007 Tenth
Anniversary Editorial http://rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/2007falE1.htm
Today, in 2018, instead review of 2nd decade activities, 2008-2017,
I offer opportunity to acquire RIG. Because of age 70+ years old,
it is time to step down as publisher and owner.
For an interested party to acquire RIG, without any upfront cost,
the following (1-2) is required and (3-4) recommended to consider:
1. college or university
2. transition period: 3-5 years full-time employment
followed by 2-4 years part-time work
3. plans for AEQ and SIB plus OA, for example:
a. continue publishing double-blind-peer-reviewed articles by authors in the US
b. add new features: essays, book reviews, and commentaries
c. expend publishing opportunity to authors outside the US
d. use RIG's 3000+ published articles, over 4,000,000 words, to create
teaching and learning aids e.g. WAAE-W or short-format podcasts
4. three questions:
1st - can RIG assist to increase graduate school enrolment ?
2nd - can short-format podcasts support students teaching and learning ?
3rd - can and should RIG platform be monetized, Web and/or Mobile App ?
I can respond to postal inquiry only. Expect reply in 2-6 weeks.
S. Pec, POB 70, Climax, NY 12042 USA