Starting with the September 2008 edition the RIBA Journal – flagship publication of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) - will be published by Atom Publishing who are taking over from CMPi.
The amicable dissolution of the 14-year joint venture with CMPi means the RIBA Journal will once again be owned completely by the RIBA.
The contract to produce and develop the RIBA Journal was awarded to Atom Publishing following a comprehensive tender process. A young, growing publisher based in London, Atom produces publications for the RIBA's sister organisation the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), alongside Marks and Spencer, Norwich Union and The Open University.
The RIBA Journal will continue to be developed as an editorially independent publication, highly rated by RIBA members, with the core editorial and production teams transferring to Atom Publishing.
RIBA Chief Executive, Richard Hastilow said:
"This is an exciting time for the RIBA Journal and its website. We are delighted to bring together Atom's publishing skills with the Journal team's talents and the RIBA's backing.
Our thanks go to CMPi for all their good work on the Journal over the years.
The new partnership is committed to maintaining the editorial excellence of the Journal and its promotion of the best of British architecture. It will continue to feature key RIBA activities and will develop a much stronger online presence."
John Assael, Chairman of the RIBA Journal said:
"Members of the RIBA value greatly the RIBA Journal and I am delighted that the smooth transition from one publisher to another will continue to provide an outstanding publication with the same editorial team."