Thomson strengthens its market acquiring healthcare payer products - 28 Feb 2005
Thomson Corporation has taken over healthcare payer product lines CHAMP™ and AUTO-AUDIT® from Solucient LLC, for Medstat. According to Robert Cullen, CEO and President of Thomson Scientific & Healthcare, this deal has strengthened the company's market position.
Medstat and CHAMP™ together can retrieve data for healthcare payers and with AUTO-AUDIT® Medstat can review health claims. Acquiring these healthcare products has increased Thomson's customer size and database.
JISC indexes by Chemical Abstraction Service - 25 Feb 2005
Journal of Iranian Chemical Society (JISC) is now regularly reviewed and indexed by Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) of American Chemical Society (ACS). Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) is a single source that collects chemical information with quality manuscripts since 1907.
IDG to start Indian unit for publication - 24 Feb 2005
International Data Group (IDG) will commence an Indian unit that prints and publishes its scientific and technical magazines such as PC World, Computerworld, CIO and Outsourcing World in India. This is initiated as per a policy of the government to allow 100 percent foreign direct investment in printing and publishing of scientific and technical magazines.
The Indian unit will publish reports on Indian technology sector and host online articles of IDG publications on Indian IT market. It also plans to support editorial and production activities of IDG publication around the world and hold conferences in India on Indian IT market.
Desktop Engineering to publish editorials on design and manufacturing data - 23 Feb 2005
Desktop Engineering (DE) magazine will publish two-part editorials in April and May issues that deal in-depth about design and manufacturing data hindrances that arise in the engineering and manufacturing enterprise.
Anthony J. Lockwood, Editorial Director of DE said Americans should use the knowledge technology for international quality and recommended the manufacturing process to be productive.
Taylor & Francis allows 3500 articles in academic online library - 23 Feb 2005
Taylor & Francis Group has allowed 3,500 of its articles to be available through Questia, the largest online library with 400,000 articles from journals and magazines. This subscribed access ensures copyright protection to the authors along with customized search tools for topics.
Taylor & Francis is one of the commercial and academic publishers to have joined with Questia identifying a source of revenue by providing the existing and out-of-print titles.
Dialog partners with PR Newswire to enhance the monitoring service - 22 Feb 2005
Dialog will add more than 11000 print sources to eWatch™, a monitoring service for PR Newswire, drawing news from more than 50 vertical industries for PrintPubs, a new category of Dialog.
eWatch™ has now enhanced its monitoring service by entering in to this partnership with Dialog, which is to provide print-based content. Dialog will supplement eWatch™ by scanning, according to customer's request, newspapers, journals, transcripts, magazines and newsletters in print format and update them daily or weekly.
Mammography archive offered for women - 22 Feb 2005
i3Archive, Inc. extends its customer base to patients directly by offering online National Digital Mammography Archive (NDMA) to women, as a part of Government's initiative to provide medical infrastructure. Centralization of patient care is expected to deliver accurate medical data and diagnosis.
The NDMA program is the largest repository for digital images and data relating to breast health studies. Such mobile programs for patients are to be expanded across cardiac disease, obesity and other health issues
Government policy eases consumer access to medical researches - 21 Feb 2005
Federal Government's policy for free access of medical reports has given consumers additional power to have control their health. Online medical reports had limited access and medical libraries charged heavy to access medical content. This system was declared unfair as a part of consumers' tax money is invested in the medical researches.
NIH introduced a system in which the researches submit a digital version of their study that is to be published in PubMed, open access website of NIH. Public Library of Science (PLoS) that has been into publishing provided open access journals with less technical terms for better understanding of the readers.
Study comparing open access and traditional models conducted - 21 Feb 2005
A study was conducted by Mark McCabe with Christopher M. Snyder comparing traditional system of subscribed journals and open access policy that has emerged due to three times increase in the price of scientific journals in the last 14 years. The paper, which focused on economic impact of both models, was presented in annual meeting of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
According to the study publishers choose open access system in markets with low demands and prices are based on the markets. The authors concluded that traditional and open access have no difference in monetary terms as both do not boost revenues.
Elsevier Chief fears research quality affected by improper funding - 18 Feb 2005
Sir Crispin Davis, Chief Executive of Elsevier suggested better University funding to ensure quality output of scientific researches. Library budgets have been affecting scientific and medical journals division of publishers. Reed Elsevier will be facing problems if university libraries, its primary source for scientific and medical content, lack funding.
Academics welcome both open access publishing, where the scientific content is free to the readers and public funded researches. However few open access publishers maintain to charge the academics while the content is available on the web.
Nature publishing Group agrees to publish journal of ISN - 18 Feb 2005
Nature Publishing Group has agreed to publish Kidney International, a journal of International Society of Nephrology (ISN), with Dr. Qais Al-Awqati as its Editor from January 2006. Aimed to cater to international nephrologists, the agreement also includes launch of Nature Clinical Practice Nephrology, clinical review journal to be launched in November 2005, and an educational online portal for nephrologists by mid 2005.
Swets sells it e-publishing services division - 18 Feb 2005
Royal Swets has sold Extenza, its e-publishing services division, to Atypon Systems that provides hosting services to 50 publishers. Appreciating Extenza to be a low cost online solution, Georgios Papadopoulos, CEO of Atypon described Extenza as a 'premium product'. John Martin, chief commercial officer of Swets, indicated scientific information as the largest growth sector in e-publishing market.
McGraw-Hill provides online engineering repository - 17 Feb 2005
McGraw-Hill Professional introduced Digital Engineering Library that provides engineering content from 4000 articles and above 150 titles of the publisher. This online repository enables users to search information on 12 areas of engineering with lists of relevant articles.
Infotrieve(R) chooses the only DRM solution in market to deliver protected e-prints - 16 Feb 2005
Infotrieve has selected RapidRights, a Digital Rights Management (DRM) solution of Cadmus Communications Corporation, to protect copyrights of the bulk e-prints that are delivered in electronic format.
Jan Peterson, Vice-President of Content Development at Infotrieve stressed the importance of copyright and appreciated Cadmus for enabling advanced distribution of re-prints that are innovative and copyright compliant.
Hai Tran, Executive Vice President of Business Development who believes this service to inflate reprint revenues is pleased that Infotrieve has identified the simplicity and ease-of-use that RapidRights provides for both content providers and content recipients.
Merck & Co. launches wireless medical access - 16 Feb 2005
Merck & Co., Inc. introduced a new wireless browsing format in MerckMedicus.com that would allow physicians and healthcare professionals to access trusted and widely used healthcare information.
Using Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), BlackBerry® or smartphone registered users of MerckMedicus.com can read The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, 17th Edition; Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests; personalized MEDLINE journal abstracts; Reuters Medical News and more than 200 journals.
iCONSULT offered through Healthvision - 15 Feb 2005
Elsevier and Healthvision extend their partnership by placing Elsevier's iCONSULT service as part of the Healthvision electronic health record (EHR). iCONSULT that enables real-time clinical decision support will add valuable medical information into Healthvision electronic record for physicians, said Scott Decker, Healthvision Chief Executive Officer.
FIRSTConsult, Elsevier's medical reference tool will be the first product enabled through the iCONSULT service. FIRSTConsult will facilitate access to evidence-based information on health for health practitioners to make immediate medical decisions.
JISC agreement with publishers to decrease cost of journals - 15 Feb 2005
The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has entered into agreements with nine publishers via NESLi2 resulting in lower cost of journals. Effectively, over 4600 online journals can be subscribed in the UK academic community.
Publishers Blackwell Publishing and Oxford University Press, Science Online, The American Chemical Society, The British Psychological Society, BMJ Publishing Group, Cell Press, The Institute of Physics and Sage saved over £3m for education and academic communities.
Outsell predicts tough time for publishers against peer information - 15 Feb 2005
Outsell, Inc. has revealed that companies that sell information to engineering community will face a challenge as information from peers are increasingly trusted.
HotTopics™ reported on content usage by engineers and on how content providers can customize. Many companies like Reed Business Information, IHS, TechStreet, GlobalSpec and Thomas Publishing will be affected by this trend and thus publish top engineer products such as standards and specifications, engineering drawings, scientific and technical books, technical papers, reference books and trade publications.
Elsevier Engineering Information and Thomas Publishing, which updates product news and current engineering.
.Net edition of drug information offered by Wolters - 14 Feb 2005
Wolters Kluwer Health introduces .Net edition of its Drug Information Bridge (DIB) that could be linked to a healthcare organization's clinical or drug information to access Medi-Span's drug information database.
Ken Killion, CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health's Clinical Tools business unit told that this new version will enable customers to program file or data that could be used as an intelligence to medical professionals.
AIP trials Open Access Option - 12 Feb 2005
The American Institute of Physics launches a trial-based Open Access option to the its authors of Journal of Mathematical Physics, Review of Scientific Instruments, and Chaos to be provided on a deposit of $2000.
NAE elects new Members and Foreign Associates - 12 Feb 2005
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 74 new members and 10 foreign associates, augmenting its total U.S. membership to 2,195 and foreign associates to 178, said Wm. A. Wulf, NAE President.
This highest distinction is given to professionals who have contributed in the fields of engineering and technology.
Thomson Corporation to extend its global locations in India - 11 Feb 2005
Thomson Corporation has plans to take trade books and online resources in India, investing $3 million over the next five years. Thomson is to set up a subsidiary in India to administer inventory management, secure warehousing and delivery, specialized packaging, products branding and pricing, promotions
The group intends to import and sell its products, sub-contracting a portion of printing and publishing works to Indian units. An application to the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has been filed by Thomson.
Ovid Technologies introduces a statistical reporting tool - 10 Feb 2005
A new statistical tool is provided by Ovid Technologies, electronic medical, scientific, and academic information research solutions, for administrators to have a better monitor of Ovid databases, books and journals.
Ovid Stats gives predefined or customized reports that meet with the COUNTER Code of Practice. This code standardizes the recording and exchange of online usage statistics for journals and databases. Jay Chakrapani, Vice President, Software Product Management, Ovid said he was certain that Ovid Stats will convert raw statistics into usable reports for research requirements.
BMJ publishing group takes in two senior appointments - 09 Feb 2005
The British Medical Journal (BMJ) appoints its first ever women editor Dr Fiona Godlee and Chief Executive Stella Dutton for its publishing group. Fiona Godlee has written articles on various medical and publishing issues. She was an Editorial Director for Medicine for the open access online publisher BioMed Central in 2000.
Stella Dutton has worked with Reed International Company, as Publishing Director for its Science Division, was the Director of Publications at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and is Vice-Chair of the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers.
British Library appoints Heads for STM and References & Research departments - 09 Feb 2005
The British Library has made two appointments for its Scientific, Technical and Medical and Reference & Research departments.
Tony Llewelyn, who has played marketing roles at Reed Elsevier, John Wiley and Academic Press, will be the Head of Scientific, Technical and Medical information services. Jackie Marfleet will be Head of Reference & Research department that has both free and priced services.
Online library of Springer updated with more journals - 08 Feb 2005
Springer Science+Business, is launching a revised version of SpringerLink -the online library with 1200 journals, 2,700 volumes in 25 book series, handbooks, reference works, e-Books, and databases, after merger with Kluwer Academic Publishers in 2004.
While journals' table of contents and individual abstracts in Springer Open Choice are offered at no cost, full texts can be viewed by subscribers. Journals that also date back to 1860 specialize in Behavioral Sciences, Biomedical & Life Sciences, Business & Economics, Chemistry & Material Science, Computer Science and many more.
Dialog to come in line with Thomson Corp. - 07 Feb 2005
Thomson Corp has added Dialog and Datastar to its Thomson Scientific & Health division with Roy M Martin, CEO and President of Dialog moving in to Thomson Tax & Accounting as its CEO and President. The split in Dialog leaves NewsRoom, NewsEdge, Profound, LiveNews, and Intelliscope to be taken by Thomson Legal & Regulatory.
Thomson Scientific & Health that works to strengthen scientific and intellectual property information services has introduced Thomson Pharma to create a new niche product, said Vin Carraher, President and CEO of Thomson Scientific & HealthCare. Scientific & Health division forms 10.7% of Thomson business.
Full-text articles provided by Infotrieve and Ingenta partnership - 07 Feb 2005
Infotrieve will offer full-text articles and better document delivery traffic to its customers as it has partnered with Ingenta, the technology and services provider for the publishing and information industries.
Infotrieve, one of the pioneers of full-text indexing, helps publishers by making their content and brand more visible, said Jan Peterson, Infotrieve's Vice-President of Content Development.
German Scientific information provider to add Epfull - 07 Feb 2005
Fiz Karlsruhe has included European Patents Full Text database (Epfull) to STN International, science, technology and medicine online service. This would enable users to avail full text of European Patents, applications, Patent Co-operation Treaty applications, bibliographical data, claims and complete specifications.
PLoS encourages open access effort of National Institutes of Health - 07 Feb 2005
The Public Library of Science [PLoS] has appreciated US National Institutes of Health [NIH] for allowing public access of the articles that were funded by it on PubMed Central, the National library.
Under this policy publishers are free to choose the time when their papers will be made available. PLoS, which backs the Public Access Advisory Working Group to be formed to monitor the effects of the policy, expects more public access of public funded scientific and medical researches.
BioMed and NIH align for free access of journals - 04 Feb 2005
BioMed has welcomed the efforts of National Institutes of Health (NIH) that has called its fund grantees to submit their articles to PubMed Central, the free digital archive of NIH, within 12 months. NIH funded publishers who publish their articles with traditional subscription publishers will have to resubmit them to the repository of PubMed Central. Articles that are published with any of 130 BioMed Central's open access journals will be automatically placed in PubMed central.
Developing countries to be given books by Elsevier Global partnership - 02 Feb 2005
Elsevier, in alliance with Book Aid International and Sabre foundation, will distribute books in developing countries that lack resources or literacy to purchase books. Book Aid International and Sabre Foundation have given books to developing countries, for many years without economies of such countries being affected.
Elsevier that supports people all over the world accessing scientific, medical and technical publications has initiated 'Bring a Book to Work Week' through which Elsevier employees donate books of any subject. Mary Ging, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Health Sciences, Elsevier told that such partnerships will help needy countries to avail difficult books, such as medical texts.
Government shows a positive stance on open access - 02 Feb 2005
Free access to scientific publishing is gaining momentum after Government's support in allowing web archives of scientific research by academics. The Office of Fair Trade that is yet to assess the market for scientific publishing is expecting the reports of European Commission on the world of academic publishing.
As the commission points out, over the past decade the price of the academic journals has increased 10% each year. The select committee has recommended mandating availability of funded researches on the internet.