STM publisher Elsevier has announced the availability of Clinics Collections, the first of a new series of multidisciplinary, general medical reference digests targeted to a wide variety of healthcare practitioners and professionals. Clinics Collections integrates updated content from Clinics Review Articles to provide a succinct and current overview of specific, highly prevalent medical conditions and significant medical developments.
Clinics Collections provide current clinical content targeted to specific practice areas. Current and soon to be released titles in 2014 include Type II Diabetes Mellitus, Asthma, Obesity, and Pain Management, which impact millions of people worldwide.
Clinics Collections are designed for a wide variety of healthcare practitioners, including the general medical practitioner, including internists, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners that are seeking in-depth reviews on conditions affecting their patient population; specialists who want to gather further information on their specific area of expertise; and healthcare professionals (such as payer executives, drug and device product managers, and public health professionals) for which specific medical content may be needed.
All Clinics Collections titles are published under the direction of Dr. Joel Heidelbaugh, FACG, Professor, Family Medicine and Urology at University of Michigan Medical School.
Clinics Collections are available as eBooks at www.elsevierhealth.com or www.inkling.com. Hard-copy editions will also be available at www.elsevierhealth.com and at industry events and conferences, including the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Assembly in Washington, D.C., October 21−25.
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and ReadCube, a Boston-based publisher technology company, have announced the platform-wide integration of ReadCube Checkout technology across all Wiley journals.
Following the successful pilot of ReadCube Checkout earlier this year, Wiley now offers rental, cloud and downloadable article access options for the majority of journal articles - offering individual readers the choice to select the level of access that best fits their needs.
Designed to enhance the reading experience, articles purchased through ReadCube Checkout can also be viewed as ReadCube Enhanced PDFs. Readers can interact with the article via features that include annotation tools, hyperlinked in-line citations, simultaneous download of supplemental data and figures, and links to subsequent citations and online discussions of the article.
ReadCube Checkout offers journal readers on Wiley Online Library a new choice of individual access formats including 48-hour rentals (starting at $6), permanent cloud-only access (starting at $15), as well as the traditional downloadable PDF (starting at $35). Checkout options are displayed to individual users who visit Wiley Online Library outside of an institutional access package.
Springer Healthcare, specialists in delivering innovative medical content and communications solutions, has announced the launch of reprintsWarehouse.com – a responsive platform that enables pharmaceutical professionals to rapidly identify content that supports their product or device marketing activities, from a database of over 50,000 clinically relevant medical journals, books, continuing medical education materials and anatomical charts.
Users of reprintsWarehouse.com can easily navigate a search capability, which is differentiated from other search engines, to explore a database of thousands of pieces of content, specially selected and tagged by scientific experts. By searching a variety of terms such as drug name, manufacturer, author, publication date and/or keyword, users quickly locate relevant, peer-reviewed content.
Springer Healthcare claims to hold the reprint rights encompassing more clinically relevant titles than any other company in the world. This wealth of content enables reprintsWarehouse.com users to quickly receive quotes on request or obtain permissions from the publisher through the reprints services team to ensure they receive the fastest copyright compliant service available.
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is making it possible for organisations to provide their users with a single access portal though which they can discover and seamlessly access all library resources regardless of where that content is located. EBSCO has expanded its partnership with OpenAthens from Eduserv to provide a single sign-on solution which allows users to avoid using multiple passwords to log in to the organisation's accounts.
The agreement builds on a successful collaboration between EBSCO and OpenAthens in Australia and New Zealand and allows EBSCO to resell OpenAthens to customers around the world. Combining OpenAthens with EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) and Full-Text Finder (FTF) creates an access portal that can discover all library resources along with an authentication system that provides seamless access across virtually all content providers. EDS and FTF can be configured to sense a user's authentication method and provide appropriate links to target sites.
Using the single sign-on approach to authentication, OpenAthens allows an institution to centrally manage its users and the resources they can access. OpenAthens supports both IP and username/password authentication to allow on-campus users to authenticate without a username/password. It works with content providers that offer authentication using: OpenAthens; Shibboleth; IP Address (requires subscription to OpenAthens Managed Proxy); or username/password.
The OpenAthens/EBSCO solution provides an option for organisations where single sign-on is a major need but is difficult to achieve with conventional approaches. It can serve organisations that must have 'named user' capabilities that transcend their firewalls and integrate with third-party research and learning products and institutions that are required by law to strictly control access to their intranet as well for organizations that want to enjoy the benefits of single sign-on but lack the technical infrastructure or expertise to support the authentication method.
Nominations are now open for The BMJ Awards 2015, an annual competition now in its seventh year and firmly established as the UK medical profession's Oscar ceremony, celebrating outstanding achievement and leadership in many fields. The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony on May 6, 2015 at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel in London attended by the most influential people in UK medicine.
The main sponsor for 2015 will once again be the MDDUS (Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland), and there are 13 categories.
Some will be familiar from previous years, such as the hotly contested UK Research Paper of the Year award and the award for Best Primary Care Team. But others are new and reflect today's medical priorities: there are awards for teams carrying out inspirational work in mental health, palliative care, and dementia care, all of which struggle to achieve greater recognition.
Also new for 2015 are awards for teams that have made exceptional contributions to the health of women and to the field of medical imaging.
Entries can be submitted online at www.thebmjawards.com and a shortlist in each category will be announced in February. Judging will take place at the end of March.
Once again, the Lifetime Achievement award will honour someone whose career exemplifies the qualities most valued in medicine: a pioneer, a champion, or an original thinker who has made a big impact. Nominations are welcomed at www.thebmjawards.com, and the winner will be chosen by a panel of judges chaired by The BMJ's editor in chief, Fiona Godlee.
Life on Earth has evolved by coping, adapting and because of the light-dark cycle due to the rotation of our planet on its axis. Circadian rhythms are widespread among all life forms and govern a remarkable array of physiological and metabolic functions. Rhythms are based on the circadian clock, is an extensive molecular network of timing mechanisms that converge to maintain organismal physiological state. In mammals, biological rhythms are established and maintained by a central clock consisting of around 20,000 pacemaker neurons found in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN). SCN neurons are entrained by light, the most powerful zeitgeber (time-giver), via the retinohypothalamic tract. The central SCN clock directs rhythms in a number of peripheral tissues using several, still illdefined, output cues. These include numerous secreted paracrine signals, transduction pathways and endocrine control systems whose deciphering is biomecally and pharmacologically critical. Indeed, disruption of the synchrony within clock system leads to a number of metabolic and physiological disorders. Moreover, peripheral clocks are also entrained by extrinsic cues, specifically food intake, which operates as a powerful zeitgeber. In addition, it has been shown that various ‘nutrient sensors’ are linked to circadian rhythms, reinforcing the notion that there is a tightly coupled relationship between metabolic state and the clock. Finally, as a considerable fraction of the genome is functionally regulated by the clock, a further layer of this complex timing mechanism lies in the emerging link between cellular metabolic state and epigenetics. This Symposium is centered on the emerging links between the circadian clock system, endocrinology and cellular metabolism.
This course has been designed as a follow-on from Journal Development 1 which provides participants with a toolbox system for planning the development of their journals. This more senior course looks at overarching strategies for journal development (including acquisition and portfolio development). The course is built around case studies to allow participants to work on simulated scenarios in order to discuss and test ideas and strategies with their peers and the course facilitators.(full day)
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Projects are fundamental to all publishing organisations. Everyone gets involved in them. They may involve developing new products, new processes and systems, adopting new technologies, reaching new markets, acquiring new business, selecting new suppliers or improving existing processes. Projects are also challenging and often fail to achieve the desired results. This course provides a template and many supporting tools that can be applied to all projects, large or small, to help ensure successful outcomes. It has a strong emphasis on getting things right at the outset because this is where most problems with projects arise. The course tutors are practising project managers with a wealth of experience from the publishing sector. The programme is highly practical and includes break-out sessions using real project scenarios provided by delegates as well as providing publishing case studies as examples of what works and what doesn't. It provides an excellent introduction for those new to taking responsibility for projects as well as a great refresher for those facing new project challenges. (full day)
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Projects are fundamental to all publishing organisations. Everyone gets involved in them. They may involve developing new products, new processes and systems, adopting new technologies, reaching new markets, acquiring new business, selecting new suppliers or improving existing processes. Projects are also challenging and often fail to achieve the desired results. This course provides a template and many supporting tools that can be applied to all projects, large or small, to help ensure successful outcomes. It has a strong emphasis on getting things right at the outset because this is where most problems with projects arise.
The course tutors are practising project managers with a wealth of experience from the publishing sector. The programme is highly practical and includes break-out sessions using real project scenarios provided by delegates as well as providing publishing case studies as examples of what works and what doesn’t. It provides an excellent introduction for those new to taking responsibility for projects as well as a great refresher for those facing new project challenges. (full day)
If you're producing content for the web and want readers to find your products, you need to understand how to make search optimisation work for you. This course focuses on the practical things you can do, explains how search engines work, and equips you with the tools to apply all you have learnt immediately. (full day)
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The US Center for Science in the Public Interest has questioned medical journals for not revealing the financial relationship the authors hold with drug companies for the studies that may potentially benefit the companies. . Scientists whose researches are funded by drug companies often publish their reports in prestigious scientific journals. Drug companies who fund the reports claim the results of the study while marketing the product. Publishers of the journals are left clueless about the funding agreement. Click Here
Allen Press had conducted an annual study to identify the pricing patterns of scientific and medical journals. The research covers the 2004 pricing of US journals and gives recommendations on the pricing structure for 2005. It carries comparisons between the pricing structures of non-profit society journals and discusses general pricing trends in the US. The author also ranks the journals based on the subscription charges and science categories with higher prices. The paper also forecasts the pricing strategy of science journals in 2005. Click Here
Researchers have voiced their support to Open Access (OA) that makes their works available to anyone free of cost. While commercial publishers have given a subdued response to OA, scientists welcome OA archiving, wherein institutions or academics maintain an electronic format of the studies submitted by the scientists. Amidst disapproval from publishers and scientific groups, OA archiving is gaining acceptance from developed nations. Economic factors, existing subsidised but limited free content supported by publishers and an inclination to traditional publishing are a few reasons that impede support for OA archiving from developing countries. Click Here
The “open access movement”, which is rapidly gaining ground in the area of STM publishing, stresses the free use of online medical research. As commercial publishers set high prices for medical periodicals and libraries struggle to sustain amidst shrinking budgets, a debate has flared up on the need for open access. Clinical and basic researchers point out that as these studies are funded by the government, the publishers must make them available for free. The increasing use of electronic format of journals has induced independent publishers, such as ASCO and JCO, to host e-journals as an extension of their respective membership programmes and educational missions. Click Here
The open access movement is gaining momentum. Critics have voiced their strong protests against the pricing of STM journals. The spiralling prices were, in fact, the major reason for the launch and rapid spreading of the open access movement. Does this mean the end of SRM publishers? No, says Bill Town in his article in Computing. Click Here
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