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   2017 marks our 20th year of publication   

   1997- present
   2001 - present
                      2019  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) and  recently WAAE-W.

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.
As a whole  RIG with 3000+ published articles and twice the number of 
rejections  (1998-2018) offers  unique data source  for research.

Additional AEQ and RIG details are often available in   80+ Guest Editorials. 
Thorough explanation of  AEQ-RIG workings is in the 10th  Anniversary  
Editorial  One Decade of Past Accomplishments;   A Second Decade of Challenges 

Today, in 2019, 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, (3-4) recommended to know and utilize   
-  to be  managed by different academic  departments and faculty 
in service to  the university. 
(1) This acquisition  is open to college or university

(2) Transition period:  3-5 years  full-time employment 		
      followed by  2-4 years  part-time  work  

(3) RIG typical, quarterly  recurring  tasks are more/less similar for
       AEQ, SIB  and open access outlets. Tasks completed  when 
       needed (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly) can be staffed by faculty  
       and students (at faculty discretion).       Here are 17 examples:
         1. promote (1-2 years in advance) upcoming topics
         2. process received submission
         3. provide  double-blind-peer-review
         4. offer  limited assistance  with content editing  
         5. offer limited assistance  with  copy editing
         6. offer ESL assistance to some international authors 
         7. decide to publish or reject  revised  submission
         8. schedule for publication in print edition and/or open access
         9. prepare camera-ready-copy for printing 
       10. assure timely printing and mailing to subscribers
       11. prepare HTML copy for webpage 
       12. assure timely uploading to RIG open access webpages
       13. maintain proper workings of  RIG platform, webpages
       14. keep track of RIG  finances:  income  (e.g. sale of  print edition)  
	 and expense (e.g. cost of printing)
       15. coordinate contacts between authors, readers and AEQ 
       16. manage  the entire process 
       17. complete production of  WAAE-W, end of 2023 
	This last  task differs somewhat from the one listed. 
	WAAE-W may be excluded from acquisition depending on 
	potential new owner interest or qualification to handle:
	-  editing workbook intermediate level
	-  produce workbook elementary level
	-  plan to produce workbook advanced level
	-  research involving: text data mining, text mining, text analytics 	 

(4) Acquisition of RIG offers: 
       - faculty options to engage in service to the university and
	a chance for growth in the field of specialty
       - students opportunities to participate in practicum  
	and/or internship projects under faculty supervision
       - university  a competitive advantage in higher education.

I  can respond to postal inquiry only.  Expect reply in 2-3 weeks.

S. Pec,  Editor & Publisher
Academic Exchange Quarterly, PO Box 131
Stuyvesant Falls, NY 12174   USA


   2003 - present   

   2011 - present   

   2010 - present   

   2012 - present

   2017 - present

   1999- 2004 OA defunct     


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