Knovel, an online application that caters to engineers, announced the addition of eight new publishers to their client list. With these latest additions, Knovel, which was acquired by Elsevier at the beginning of the year, will have added at least 20 new publishers by the end of 2013.

The publishers' lists expand Knovel’s topic coverage in content subject areas, such as marine engineering, civil engineering, software engineering (coming in October), earth science, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering and industrial engineering. It already works with over 100 societies and publishers worldwide, across 30 subject areas.

The new publishing partners include tech book publisher Packt; academic publisher IGI Global; the Royal Institution of Naval Architects; technical press Whittles Publishing; the Energy Institute; information technology publisher IT Governance; how-to publisher Bentley Institute Press; and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.