By Julia Gelfand (UCI), Resource Liaison for nowPublishers

The Berkeley, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced and San Diego campuses are now participating in a Tier 2 package from nowPublishers that releases 31 titles in the Foundations & Trends (FnT) product line that covers content in Computer & Information Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Technology, Energy, Business & Economics.  A full list of titles is noted at

This unique publishing mix, launched in 2004 and which has grown steadily since then, focuses on very high quality reviews, surveys, and tutorials of significant research topics written by the leading authors in their fields at major research centers around the world.  Each FnT is published as a journal, where every “issue” is comprised of one monograph of between 50-200 pages (average of 120/130) written by research leaders in the field. Each one offers a state-of-the-art review of its subject matter, including a complete bibliography, which is then vetted and validated by a peer-review process. By combining the peer-review of research journals with the high usage of reference works and the pedagogy of textbooks, FnT fulfils an important need in both graduate & upper division undergraduate level education and individual issues can be used as textbooks or readers as well.  

In addition to the FnT products, there are 7 research journals in the package.  Following best practices in Scholarly Communication, this package from nowPublishers confirms licensing terms that support and promote desirable library and institutional publishing and access principles.  This package is a rich, timely addition to library and information resources in the subject areas noted.

For additional information, please contact Julia Gelfand (, Resource Liaison for nowPublishers.