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The State Agency "Spanish National Research Council" (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) is the largest public research organization in Spain. It aims to promote and develop the research that will contribute to the scientific and technological progress in different areas of knowledge: Science and Technology, Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities.

The CSIC holds a long tradition as a Publisher of monographs and scientific journals, started in 1907 by its predecessor, the Board for Advanced Studies and Scientific Research (Junta para la Ampliación de Estudios e Investigaciones Científicas, JAE). Its historical backlist consists of around 12,000 titles collected in 120 collections. Nowadays, this editorial activity is organized through the CSIC Publication Department. Over 2,000 titles are available in the current catalog, most of them organized into 75 collections coordinated by leading specialists. Nowadays, the CSIC publishes more tan 100 new books every year, and 36 prestigious scientific journals.

In an effort to combine both tradition and innovation, this website Libros CSIC is a new project developed by Editorial CSIC. It borns with the aim of facilitating the access to the electronic edition of a selection of its editorial production. Users can browse here the CSIC catalog available on electronic format, download free eBooks, and buy other titles thorugh the different distribution partners and vendors.

With this initiative, the CSIC is intended to provide the highest scientific quality contents to experts and researchers, as well as to all readers interested in Science and Culture.

Design and Software:
    Juan F. Heras Heras

Documentation:
    Natividad Sastre
    Virginia Carnero