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Accucoms announces further expansion with the creation of Accucoms Inc. - 28 Sep 2007

Accucoms, a Netherlands-based provider of sales and marketing services to scholarly and society publishers, has announced the creation of Accucoms Inc. The move follows recent expansion news such as the recruitment of a US Sales Director and the launch of representation services in Latin America for publishers.

The company decided to expand its operation after signing several leading US Society publishers and experiencing a continuously growing demand for their services in the region. According to company officials, the decision to create Accucoms Inc. reflects a growing need for publishers to outsource their sales, marketing and customer service projects or functions to a specialised company.

Established in 2004, Accucoms is a leading provider of sales and marketing services to academic and professional publishers across the globe. The company offers publishers worldwide a sales representation service that includes face-to-face selling, account management, representation at library events, telesales and local language marketing activities.

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CMR releases 2007 International Pharmaceutical R&D Factbook - 28 Sep 2007

The Centre for Medicines Research International Ltd. (CMR), a Thomson business, has announced that it has published the CMR 2007 International Pharmaceutical R&D Factbook. The Factbook is seen as an indispensable reference and business planning tool for decision makers in pharmaceutical R&D, corporate finance, business strategy, marketing planning and corporate communications.

The Factbook offers a comprehensive and up to date overview of emerging trends in worldwide pharmaceutical R&D, enabling users to include data in presentations and reports. It condenses the latest learnings and analysis from CMR's uniquely comprehensive and robust industry-wide databases. Each finding is presented in a clear, easily-understood chart, accompanied by a succinct commentary highlighting the key messages together with an explanation of the methodology used and the definitions applied.

The CMR International 2007 Pharmaceutical R&D Factbook is available as a hard copy report, or in single-user or enterprise-wide electronic format supplied on CD. The CD contains the Factbook as both a PDF document and in PowerPoint format, consisting of full-screen versions of each of the charts with commentary as speaker's notes. The enterprise-wide license equips users to distribute the complete Factbook throughout an organisation and its wholly-owned subsidiaries.

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Dear Subscribers - 28 Sep 2007

STM Publishers can now add their Company to the Knowledgespeak Directory list. You can also update our events calendar, if you are organising an event which may be of interest to the STM publishing community. Also, you can send your company press releases to be included in our news section.

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Mark Logic forms system integrator partnership with RWD Technologies - 28 Sep 2007

XML content server provider Mark Logic Corporation, US, has announced a system integrator partnership with XML and enterprise content management firm RWD Technologies, Inc. Under the deal, RWD will leverage MarkLogic Server in the development and implementation of its content-centric RWD InfoMaestro applications specifically designed for the life sciences, public sector, and manufacturing industries.

RWD's infoMaestro seeks to package industry best practices into a configurable content management platform, providing consistent processes and greater control over enterprise content throughout the information lifecycle.

By leveraging MarkLogic Server, RWD infoMaestro expects its solutions to provide customers with quicker access to unstructured information, more powerful search and discovery across large content stores, and faster delivery of this content across their organisation. These content management capabilities are critical as the volume of information in life sciences, public sector, and manufacturing organisations grows exponentially yet must be tightly maintained according to strict regulatory requirements.

RWD's expertise in XML coupled with Mark Logic's innovative technology is projected to help customers to get additional value out of their content through better search, aggregation and publishing of information across the enterprise.

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Portico and Nature Publishing Group sign archiving agreement - 28 Sep 2007

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has signed an agreement with scientific publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG), UK, to preserve its flagship publication, Nature, and all journals owned by NPG. With this inclusion, over 6,200 titles have now been entrusted to the Portico archive.

Through this agreement with Portico, NPG seeks to ensure that its publications are preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students. NPG has also agreed to make an annual financial contribution to Portico and has designated the Archive as an official delivery platform for post-cancellation access claims.

NPG publishes journals and online databases across the life, physical and applied sciences and, most recently, clinical medicine. Content encompasses daily news from award-winning journalists, expert opinion and practical methodology, and high impact research and reviews. Also, it publishes a number of journals in association with prestigious academic societies, most of which are expected to opt into the Portico agreement in the coming months.

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Richard Charkin leaves MacMillan for Bloomsbury - 28 Sep 2007

Publishing house Macmillan, UK, has announced that Richard Charkin will step down from his post as CEO after ten years with the company. He will take up a new position as Executive Director of Bloomsbury plc, starting October 1, 2007.

In his new position, he will be responsible for the publisher's worldwide operations with particular focus on spearheading growth through acquisitions, new publishing areas and international expansion.

Mike Barnard, who retired from the main board of Macmillan in May after 35 years, will return as Deputy Chairman to maintain momentum until a new CEO is appointed.

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SAGE set to publish Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume) - 28 Sep 2007

Academic publisher SAGE has announced a new agreement to publish the Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume) from 2008. JHS(E) is the official journal for the British Society of Surgery for the Hand and the Federation of European Societies for the Surgery of the Hand.

The agreement marks the global publisher's continued commitment to investing in a portfolio of medical journals. Internationally recognised as a market leader in the social sciences, SAGE publishes over 460 journals. This includes over 110 titles in medicine and healthcare.

An international publication, the Journal of Hand Surgery is projected as an essential reading for everyone involved in restoring the function to the hand and upper limb. Dedicated to the needs of hand, plastic, reconstructive and orthopaedic surgeons, the journal publishes the best selection of current papers on hand surgery. Key subjects covered include joint replacement; fracture and joint injuries; micro-vascular surgery; and congenital hand problems.

The journal will be available electronically on the SAGE Journals Online platform beginning February 2008. Institutional subscriptions will include Combined (Print and E-access), E-access, or Print Only options. The journal's new homepage on SAGE Journals Online will be http://jhs.sagepub.com.

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Springer reorganises STM division into global and local publishing arms - 28 Sep 2007

STM publisher Springer Science+Business Media, Germany, has announced that it has reorganised its global STM publishing division to form a robust management structure. STM publishing at Springer will now be divided into global publishing and local publishing.

The previous business unit that joined sales and marketing operations has been split, with sales operations now organised on geographic lines and with marketing now more closely integrated with publishing. STM Global Publishing will be headed up by Peter Hendriks. He replaces Rüdiger Gebauer, who left the company at the end of July to start his own publishing company, with which Springer will cooperate closely.

Olaf Ernst will be responsible for all electronic STM products, as well as Springer's electronic platforms. Ernst also joins the company's STM management board.

Sven Fund will manage local market STM activities in France, Switzerland and Austria. This is in addition to his existing responsibilities for Springer's architecture publishing activities, which include Birkhäuser, Lars Müller Publishers and Princeton Architectural Press. Fund also joins the company's STM management board.

Andreas Kösters, who until recently had been responsible for Springer's B2B publishing activities in the business, technical and transport areas, will now, manage the local STM businesses in Asia and the Americas. He will also handle the non-German-language medicine and pharma operations. STM Asia & America / Medicine & Pharma will include Apress, Key Curriculum Press, Springer Asia, Springer India and Springer Japan as well as Springer Healthcare Communications, Current Medicine Group, FMC, Springer Italy and Infochem. Kösters will also join the company's STM management board.

STM Global Sales receives a new, regionally organised structure which will no longer be divided into trade and library sales. Syed Hasan will manage all STM Global Sales activities in the Americas and Peter Coebergh will head up all STM Global Sales activities in all other countries. Both Hasan and Coebergh will join Springer's STM management board.

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CrossRef allows Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System free access to CrossRef Metadata - 27 Sep 2007

Publisher linking services provider CrossRef, US, has announced that the Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System (or NASA ADS) has submitted the winning proposal in response to a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Innovative Uses of CrossRef Metadata issued in June of this year.

The metadata in CrossRef's database consists of basic bibliographic information for each content item, including author(s), title, journal name, ISSN, volume, issue, page, and DOI-URL pair. It is generally only accessible on a paid subscription basis through CrossRef Web Services, a suite of tools for authorised partners to collect the cross-publisher records via an OAI-PMH interface. CrossRef issued the RFPs as part of a broader initiative to partner with the academic and library communities on the development of new research tools that process and display article-level data.

The NASA/ADS project, submitted by Dr. Alberto Accomazzi and Dr. Michael Kurtz, proposes to use the CrossRef metadata to add DOI links-to-fulltext to millions of records in the ADS database and to facilitate the exchange of information between the ADS and the various publishers whose content it indexes. In addition, the ADS will share its own data with CrossRef as a basis for alerting CrossRef of missing items and possible data errors.

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Dear Subscribers - 27 Sep 2007

STM Publishers can now add their Company to the Knowledgespeak Directory list. You can also update our events calendar, if you are organising an event which may be of interest to the STM publishing community. Also, you can send your company press releases to be included in our news section.

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Eduserv signs five year agreement with NHS National Library for Health - 27 Sep 2007

Not-for-profit IT services group Eduserv, UK, has announced a five year agreement with the NHS National Library for Health (NLH) for the provision of single sign-on access to a series of online information resources via Eduserv's access and identity management service, Athens. The NLH is part of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement.

More than 257,000 NHS staff and placement students in England will now gain access to full-text journals, key clinical databases and eBooks on the NLH portal at http://www.library.nhs.uk. Also, they will benefit from free publishing in leading open access journals. These resources are critical in helping doctors, nurses, students, health managers and other members of the NHS to keep informed of, and share with their peers, the latest developments in their fields.

The NLH portal uses Athens data to identify users' organisational affiliations, enabling searches across all of the resources that they are entitled to access. Athens also allows the portal to save the searches and settings of individual users, so every time a user logs on to the portal with their Athens username and password, the portal customises itself according to their preferences. This helps NHS staff to find the information they need as quickly as possible.

In addition to NLH, over 2,000 organisations use Athens, enabling online access to a wide range of academic information resources for over 4 million people worldwide.

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EMpact to market AMA journals in Korea and New Zealand - 27 Sep 2007

The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced a new partnership with EMpact, the publisher representation group within the EBSCO Information Services division. Under the deal, EMpact will market AMA journals to libraries, medical institutions and other organisations in Korea and New Zealand.

The AMA seeks to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. Its publications include JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association; archives in subject areas such as dermatology, facial plastic surgery, general psychiatry, internal medicine, neurology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, pediatrics and surgery. In addition, it publishes the American Medical News (AMNews). Published since 1958, AMNews is claimed to be one of the most widely read publications in the US on news affecting the medical profession.

EMpact offers local sales representation and product promotion for content providers across the globe. The group provides a team of EMpact sales and marketing personnel who work beside EBSCO sales representatives with longstanding library and publisher relationships.

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IMR International launches new public health website for Europe - 27 Sep 2007

E-communication and clinical information solutions provider IMR International Limited, UK, recently announced the launch of its public health portal - www.epgpatientdirect.org. Sanctioned by the European Medical Association, the new resource seeks to provide patients and the general public in Europe with a credible source of independent health-related information.

EPG Patient Direct is the latest addition to the successful EPG web offering, including the doctor-focused EPG Online resource www.epgonline.org, which provides access to diagnosis and patient management guidance for healthcare professionals. The portal will provide free, non-subscription based access to online healthcare information. With content tailored specifically to the European audience and regulations governing patient-focused medical information, the portal will be available in five main European languages, including English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.

A major component of the website is its library of interactive 'Quick Guides' which deal with a broad range of medical conditions. Designed specifically for use by the general public, the 'Quick Guides' focus on causes, symptoms, lifestyle advice and treatment options for both common health conditions such as flu, snoring, diabetes, arthritis, psoriasis and eczema and more complex conditions such as GERD, Multiple Sclerosis, meningitis, non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Restless Leg Syndrome. In addition, the portal will provide access to medical news, support groups, personal health tests and other valuable sources of healthcare information.

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Ingenta announces new partnership with The Charleston Advisor - 27 Sep 2007

Information and publishing services provider Ingenta, UK, a division of Publishing Technology plc, has announced a partnership with The Charleston Advisor, the leading consumer report for the information industry. The new partnership sees IngentaConnect hosting the online edition of the Advisor back to volume 1 number 1. Also, the Advisor benefits from the IngentabyDesign service, which applies branding to enable its own website to seamlessly incorporate IngentaConnect's sophisticated feature set.

The decision to outsource online publishing requirements was taken within the framework of a comprehensive review of the Advisor's web presence, which will include creation of a dynamic new web environment to showcase the journal and provide key support materials to information professionals. The Advisor's sister publication, The Charleston Report, is also included in the agreement and will be added to the site in due course.

First published in 1999, The Charleston Advisor has grown to become the information industry's leading consumer report and review tool for web-based resources, publishing objective, reliable and critical evaluations. Its peer-reviewed papers are a critical source of objective evaluations for information professionals seeking to assess electronic information resources. The journal's Editorial Board comprises a roll-call of key information industry figures, including librarians and publishing consultants from across the globe.

IngentaConnect provides over 25,000 libraries with access to over 10,000 electronic journal, book and monograph titles including other key information industry journals such as Learned Publishing and The Serials Librarian. The site enables full text access via subscription and through a variety of different payment models such as library payment accounts, individual subscription sales and article pay-per-view access.

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Thomson Healthcare endorsed as preferred vendor of Virginia Hospitals - 27 Sep 2007

Healthcare solutions provider Thomson Healthcare, part of Thomson Corporation, US, has announced an agreement with the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA). Under the deal, the association will gain access to Thomson Healthcare's expertise and data assets to support its advocacy goals.

VHHA Services, the shared services affiliate of VHHA, will offer Virginia hospitals and health systems special pricing on Thomson Healthcare information tools and services that seek to improve care, enhance operational performance and reduce costs. In addition, VHHA Services will endorse several Thomson Healthcare information tools, including ACTION O-I, Care Discovery, Market Expert, Core Measures and Ascent.

Also, VHHA services will endorse Thomson Healthcare professional services - consultation that includes comprehensive analyses of operational, clinical and market opportunities and results in informed strategic and tactical recommendations.

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Boston Library Consortium and Open Content Alliance partner to provide public access to digitised books - 26 Sep 2007

The Boston Library Consortium, Inc. (BLC) has announced a partnership with the Open Content Alliance (OCA) to build a freely accessible library of digital materials from all 19 member institutions. The BLC is reportedly the first large-scale consortium to embark on such a self-funded digitisation project with the OCA. The BLC/OCA project seeks to ensure that materials digitised will remain free and open to scholars and the public.

The Consortium will offer high-resolution, downloadable, reusable files of public domain materials. Using Internet Archive technology, books from all 19 libraries will be scanned at a cost of just 10 cents per page. Collectively, the BLC member libraries provide access to over 34 million volumes.

The BLC is an association of academic and research libraries dedicated to sharing human and information resources to advance the research and learning of its constituency. The Consortium, founded in 1970, supports resource sharing and enhancement of services to users through programmes in cooperative collecting, access to electronic resources and physical collections, and enhanced interlibrary loan and document delivery.

The Open Content Alliance (OCA) represents the collaborative efforts of a group of cultural, technology, nonprofit, and governmental organisations from across the globe that will help build a permanent archive of multilingual digitised text and multimedia content.

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Dear Subscribers - 26 Sep 2007

STM Publishers can now add their Company to the Knowledgespeak Directory list. You can also update our events calendar, if you are organising an event which may be of interest to the STM publishing community. Also, you can send your company press releases to be included in our news section.

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IOP Publishing selects Aptara for publishing support - 26 Sep 2007

Content transformation solutions provider Aptara, Inc., US, has announced that it has been selected by non-profit scientific publisher Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP), UK, to support the latter in the production of the journals of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).

Under the deal, Aptara will provide copy-editing and composition services for three journals - The Astronomical Journal, The Astrophysical Journal and The Astrophysical Journal Letters. Published by IOP, these journals serve as crucial and well-respected resources for astronomers worldwide.

Wholly owned by The Institute of Physics, IOP Publishing is an international leader in scientific publishing and electronic dissemination of information in physics and related fields. IOP Publishing and Aptara have been working together since 2000 distributing information designed to increase the understanding and application of physics.

Composition of The Astronomical Journal at Aptara is scheduled to commence in late September 2007.

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Knovel expands subscriber base - 26 Sep 2007

Web-based information services provider Knovel, US, has announced that 15 more academic institutions from 11 countries have recently subscribed to Knovel's online collection of electronic reference works, databases, and other interactive content. With this addition, more than 280 leading academic institutions now subscribe to the online technical and applied science reference collection.

Knovel is a science and technology reference library used by students, academics, scientists and practitioners globally. It contains over 1,200 reference works and databases from more than 40 international publishers and learned societies which are integrated onto the online research platform for easy information discovery. Its interactive platform brings together essential content and advanced workflow solutions to provide researchers with practical new ways of quickly finding and applying critical data.

The company now has academic subscribers in 44 countries world-wide and supplies valuable technical references to over 50 percent of the top technology universities in the world.

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McGraw-Hill to bundle JMP software with applied statistics textbooks - 26 Sep 2007

Software Company SAS, US, has announced an agreement with educational material publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education, US, to bundle a fully functional version of its JMP software with textbooks used in advanced and applied statistics courses. Students purchasing the bundles receive a 12-month licence to the same edition of JMP interactive statistical software used by corporations worldwide and available on thousands of university department and campus servers.

JMP's intuitive interface and advanced statistics support the applied real-world approach of modern courses. Context-sensitive help, online documentation, tutorials, sample data files and tutorials reinforce learning. Graphics, including 3-D and motion-enabled, are integrated with statistics to display immediately in one window.

The textbook/software bundles are available exclusively through campus bookstores. The software runs on Windows, Macintosh or Linux platforms.

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Scope eKnowledge launches Integrated Support Solutions for STM Publishers - 26 Sep 2007

Database and research services provider Scope eKnowledge Center, India, has announced the launch of its Integrated Publishing Support Solutions. The company projects itself as a leading provider of world-class content and database development services to leading STM publishers, including Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, T&F Informa and Thomson Scientific.

Over the last few years, Scope has built a strong clientele among STM publishers. It is now set to provide end-to-end services to publishers, who will benefit in terms of quality, reduced cost, faster delivery to customers and new product development. The company's comprehensive set of services is aimed at assisting publishers throughout the entire production process. The services include content creation and processing; editing, peer review and manuscript management; production; taxonomy/ontology development, website management, classification and visualisation tools; and content delivery in various formats such as PDAs, RSS/Blogs and multimedia.

Scope eKnowledge's capabilities were further strengthened after it was recently acquired by the Quatrro group, one of the largest BPO companies in India. With offices in New York, San Francisco, Brussels, London, Cologne and Chennai, the company's team of about 500 includes qualified engineers, medical doctors, pharmacists, radiologists, MBAs and other professionals. Quatrro's technical and financial backing has also allowed the company to expand its delivery centre capabilities to China and Sri Lanka.

For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact Hector Bolanos at 020 7096 0493 or hector@scopeknowledge.com in the UK, and Prashant Pisharoty at prash@scopeknowledge.com in the US.

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Springer launches new journal - BioEnergy Research - 26 Sep 2007

STM publisher Springer, Germany, has announced the launch of a new journal, BioEnergy Research. Michael D. Casler of the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture; Wilfred Vermerris from the University of Florida; and Richard A. Dixon of the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation will serve as Editors-in-Chief of the journal, the first issue of which is scheduled for March 2008.

A quarterly publication, BioEnergy Research will cover the rapidly growing area of feedstock biology research related to biomass, biofuels, and bioenergy. The journal seeks to provide a forum for researchers by publishing a wide range of articles, including peer-reviewed original research, reviews, perspectives, commentary, industry news and government policy updates. It will report on current scientific advances in molecular biology, biochemistry, evolution, ecology, genetics, genomics, molecular breeding, agronomy, economics and on the processing of biofeedstocks for energy production.

The journal will be available in print and on Springer's online platform www.springerlink.com. All articles will be published online via Online First before they appear in print, thereby providing the global community with immediate access to new research results. To begin with, about 10 to 12 papers will be published per issue. In addition, all BioEnergy Research authors have the option of publishing their articles using the open access publishing model, via the Springer Open Choice programme.

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Texterity gets US patent for digital magazine publishing technology - 26 Sep 2007

Digital publishing solutions provider Texterity, Inc., US, has announced that it has received a US patent for its digital magazine publishing technology. The technology transforms print magazines into digital format for quick, high-quality and easy access by Internet readers using virtually any web browser.

The core patented technology powering Texterity's publishing platform offers publishers and advertisers the ability to integrate a high level of digital interactivity into their digital magazines for readers. The features include ad serving technology, social media and blog networking, audio and video media hosting, instant messaging, "send-to-a-friend" e-mailing and search engine access to subscription content.

The technology has also enabled Texterity's launch of the first digital magazine interface and portal specifically designed for the Apple iPhone. With over 400 digital magazine titles, the patent award is seen to further validate the company's technology and approach to digital magazine publishing.

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Nuclear Fusion special issue on 21st Fusion Energy Conference - 25 Sep 2007

Non-profit scientific publisher Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP), UK, has announced that the overview and summary papers from the 2006 Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2006) in Chengdu, China, are now available in a special issue of Nuclear Fusion. The issue is free to read online for an extended period until the end of December 2007.

The group of 20 papers report on the worldwide progress made in the field of thermonuclear fusion since the last FEC in 2004 up to 2006. The overview articles report on results from the main tokamaks and stellarators, including DIII-D, Tore Supra, MAST and LHD, as well as presenting overviews on subjects such as inertial fusion in the US, and materials for fusion power reactors. The four conference summaries outline the sessions that took place at FEC 2006.

Nuclear Fusion, jointly published by the International Atomic Energy Agency and IOP, covers work relevant to controlled thermonuclear fusion. Such work comprises the production, heating and confinement of high temperature plasmas, as well as the physical properties of such plasmas and the experimental or theoretical methods of exploring or explaining them. The journal also publishes work on fusion reactor physics, reactor concepts and closely related technology.

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Dear Subscribers - 25 Sep 2007

STM Publishers can now add their Company to the Knowledgespeak Directory list. You can also update our events calendar, if you are organising an event which may be of interest to the STM publishing community. Also, you can send your company press releases to be included in our news section.

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Panel to address economic sustainability for digital preservation - 25 Sep 2007

The US' National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are funding a blue-ribbon task force to address the issue of economic sustainability for digital preservation and persistent access. The Task Force will be co-chaired by Fran Berman, director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center at University of California; and Brian Lavoie, an economist, and research scientist with OCLC Programs and Research, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access will also include support by the Library of Congress, the National Archives and Records Administration, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and the Joint Information Systems Committee.

Though significant progress has been made to overcome the technical challenges of achieving persistent access to digital resources, the economic challenges remain. Dr. Berman and Dr. Lavoie will convene an international group of prominent leaders to develop actionable recommendations on economic sustainability of digital information for the science and engineering, cultural heritage, public and private sectors. The Task Force is expected to meet over the next two years and gather testimony from a broad set of thought leaders in preparation for the Task Force's Final Report.

In its final report, the Task Force is charged with developing a comprehensive analysis of current issues, and actionable recommendations for the future to catalyse the development of sustainable resource strategies for the reliable preservation of digital information. During its tenure, the Task Force will also produce a series of articles on the challenges and opportunities of digital information preservation, for both the scholarly community and the public.

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PEPID launches new PEPID Medical Dictionary - 25 Sep 2007

Mobile medical information resources PEPID, US, has announced the launch of the PEPID Medical Dictionary which integrates over 3,500 clinically significant terms from the Stedman's Medical Dictionary (28th Edition). The inclusion of this new resource in PEPID decision-support products is projected to increase their utility for clinicians working at the point-of-care.

The new PEPID Medical Dictionary is a result of a licensing agreement with Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, publisher of Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 28th Edition. Under the agreement, terminology from Stedman's Medical Dictionary will continue to be used to enhance the clinical use and educational value of PEPID medical information resources for handheld and online devices. The dictionary will be available to PEPID subscribers with the release of Version 8.2 later this month.

Stedman's Dictionary is seen as an invaluable tool for both students and professional healthcare providers. The dictionary provides accurate and comprehensive medical terminology reviewed by medical consultants, as well as a team of editors. It enables users to develop a better knowledge of major concepts in medicine by highlighting high profile terms that call for more than an ordinary definition. By integrating the new Medical Dictionary into PEPID decision support tools, doctors and nurses can now consult a single, speedy handheld or online resource for authoritative medical terms, symptoms and diagnoses information, evidence-based therapy recommendations and check drug interactions without leaving the patient's side.

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Portico, Seismological Society of America sign archiving agreement - 25 Sep 2007

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced the Seismological Society of America (SSA) as its latest publisher participant. This inclusion brings the number of titles in the Portico archive to over 6,100.

Through this agreement with Potico, the Society seeks to ensure that the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America is preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students. In addition to supplying journal content, the SSA has agreed to make an annual financial contribution to Portico.

The Seismological Society of America is a scientific society devoted to the advancement of earthquake science. Founded in 1906, the Society now has members throughout the world representing a variety of technical interests: seismologists and other geophysicists, geologists, engineers, insurers, and policy-makers in preparedness and safety.

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Publishers, Search Engines set to launch new open standard - 25 Sep 2007

Automated Content Access Protocol (ACAP), the new, non-proprietary, open standard developed to protect the intellectual property of those wishing to make content available on the World Wide Web, will be showcased for the first time on November 29, 2007 in New York. The launch comes after a highly collaborative 12-month pilot project between search engines and publishers.

Components of the ACAP standard are currently being put into practice and tested on a pilot basis by several publishers and by the search engine, Exalead. The results of these tests will be publicly presented at the November conference for the first time.

Starting December 2007, publishers will be encouraged to implement ACAP. This will allow broadcasters, publishers and any other publisher of content on the network to express their individual access and use policies in a language that search engine robots and similar automated tools can read and understand. The ACAP draft technical framework papers for pilot testing are now available.

ACAP held its first conference on June 26, 2007 to showcase the development of the new 21st century open standard for owners of content published on the World Wide Web. Launched in October 2006, the initiative was designed to encourage owners of high quality content to make their work easily available online and also help avoid complex and expensive legal disputes between content providers and search engines.

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RBI and Firstlight announce new search and contextual advertising programme within jckonline.com - 25 Sep 2007

Jeweler's Circular Keystone (JCK), a publication of b2b information provider Reed Business Information (RBI), US, has announced a partnership with Firstlight ERA, the leading white-label contextual advertising solution for publishers and advertisers. Firstlight's technology utilises 'document matching' technology to make highly relevant correlations between articles and custom-published advertiser microsites.

JCK is the jewellery industry's oldest publication. It informs the US jewellery retailers on a wide range of topics, from post-conflict diamond public relations and concerns following the recent credit-market collapse, to the latest jewelry trends and tips for store management. Meanwhile, Firstlight's technology represents the cutting edge of contextual advertising.

RBI is presently implementing Firstlight's patent pending technology and business solution across all of its publication websites. As a white label solution, Firstlight allows publishers to offer their advertisers its patent pending Editorial Related Advertising (E|R|A) technology. The E|R|A technology drives targeted users to online marketing and product messages via related editorial links, custom search directories and SEO expertise. Firstlight's technology and consultancy services offer companies the most targeted online advertising while giving publishers complete go-to-market sales support.

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Dear Subscribers - 24 Sep 2007

STM Publishers can now add their Company to the Knowledgespeak Directory list. You can also update our events calendar, if you are organising an event which may be of interest to the STM publishing community. Also, you can send your company press releases to be included in our news section.

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Great Source to develop Singapore-based mathematics programme for US students - 24 Sep 2007

Great Source, a division of educational publisher Houghton Mifflin Company, US, has announced plans to develop a new, alternative elementary math programme in the US, based on Singapore's top-rated elementary programme, My Pals Are Here! Maths. The findings of Trends in International Mathematics and Science (TIMMS), which provide data on the mathematics and science achievement of students in developed countries, rank students in Singapore as top in mathematics and science.

Together with Marshall Cavendish, a major educational publisher with a strong footprint in Asia, Great Source will have exclusive licence to customise Singapore's mathematics programme for use in the US. Dr. Richard Bisk, Andy Clark, Bob Hogan and Patsy Kanter will serve as consulting authors.

The programme is built on a concrete-to-visual-to-symbolic progression of instruction that focuses on teaching fewer topics in greater depth so that students have a solid understanding of the mathematics that is taught. The content will be adapted to closely align with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Focal Points. The yet-to-be titled programme is expected to release in spring 2008.

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ICIS insight Asia launches sixth Middle East petrochemicals report - 24 Sep 2007

ICIS insight Asia, a division of chemical and oil information provider ICIS, US, has announced the launch of its 6th Middle East Petrochemical Report. Produced each quarter, the ICIS insight Asia report provides an updated and comprehensive guide to the status of major petrochemical projects across the region. In addition, the Report provides a summary of all the key news and events over the previous quarter, as well as detailed spreadsheets and an assessment of project start-up dates.

The latest Report looks into the continuing boom in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) petrochemicals, amidst rising challenges. The issue examines the global credit crisis and the implications for corporate funding and project finance; an analysis of the plastics processing industry in the GCC region with consumption growth estimates; the status of Middle East cracker projects with analysis of the competitive challenges facing producers who are more than 18 months away from start-up; and the role of Middle East methanol capacity in a global context, including trade flows to Asia.

The ICIS insight Asia report has been produced in partnership with International eChem - a UK-based petrochemical consultancy with extensive experience in single-client work in the Middle East.

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McGraw-Hill aligns medical, engineering resources with MARC 21 standards - 24 Sep 2007

McGraw-Hill Professional, part of education materials publisher McGraw-Hill Education, has announced enhanced library access to its medical and engineering resources. This follows the alignment of these products with international standards for online cataloguing.

By using the widely used and accepted MARC 21 standards, McGraw-Hill Professional is enabling libraries to automatically upload a large number of titles onto their Online Public Access Catalogs with ease. As a result, all books in McGraw-Hill Professional's AccessMedicine and the Digital Engineering Library (DEL) will be visible and searchable through the respective library systems and will link to subscribed content.

AccessMedicine is an online resource that provides students, residents, clinicians and researchers with digital access to various medical sources such as Harrison's Principle's of Internal Medicine and Hurst's The Heart. PDA downloads, patient education, an integrated drug database and a differential diagnosis tool are also part of the package. DEL features online content from McGraw-Hill publications structured around 12 major areas of engineering and more than 200 topics, allowing users to quickly narrow their search down to their specialised information needs.

MARC 21 files for both AccessMedicine and DEL are delivered through library resource centres with the library picking up the files on a quarterly basis. MARC 21 Records are offered with no additional charge for those libraries that have purchased AccessMedicine or DEL.

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Nanomedicine journal wins ALPSP award, accepted for coverage in MEDLINE - 24 Sep 2007

Future Medicine Ltd., part of Future Science Group, UK, has announced that its journal, Nanomedicine, has won the Highly Commended award in the ALPSP Best New Journal category. This follows on from the news that Nanomedicine has also been selected for coverage in MEDLINE, a bibliographic database containing nearly 13 million references to journal articles in life sciences.

Published bimonthly, Nanomedicine is projected as a valuable information source for academic, industrial and clinical researchers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, regulatory authorities and others across the scientific community. The journal addresses significant challenges and advances in medical nanoscale-structured material and devices, biotechnology devices and molecular machine systems and nanorobotics. Information is delivered in concise, clear and attractive article formats, including reviews, primary research articles, technology reports, perspectives and editorials.

Topics covered in the first year of publication by Nanomedicine include basic research and theoretical applications of nanomedical technology, potential medical applications and therapeutic applications of nanotechnology advances, nanomedical tools in gene therapy, drug delivery and commercialization, funding, economics and ethics of nanomedical technology.

Earlier this year, the journal was also accepted for coverage in ISI services after the publication of only five issues. Access to Nanomedicine is currently available via a free 30-day trial.

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Reprints Desk to deliver articles from NPG journals - 24 Sep 2007

Reprints Desk, a US-based content re-purposing company focused on medical and scientific publishing, has announced an agreement with scientific publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG), UK. Under the deal, Reprints Desk will deliver PDFs of individual journal articles from the nearly 70 print and online journals published by NPG including Nature, the world's foremost weekly scientific journal.

Reprints Desk provides full-service article delivery that allows customers to order published articles, whether paper or electronic, via the means that works best for them. It supports order placement via email, link resolvers, a web-based order form, or fax.

The Reprints Desk service provides access to both online journals and physical library collections. Articles are delivered in their original format and color, either as a PDF or a professionally printed hardcopy, with no extra charge for colour. Reprints Desk claims to provide fast turn-around and integrated data management and reporting capabilities.

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Scientist recognised for outstanding work on Spectroscopy - 24 Sep 2007

Wiley-Blackwell, the STM and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc, US, has announced that it has sponsored an award for the Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale XXXV in Xiamen, China, September 23-27, 2007.

Also known as the CSI Award, this prize was conceived in recognition of outstanding advances made in the field of spectroscopy. Dr. Gary M Hieftje from Indiana University, Bloomington, was selected by the CSI Continuation Committee as the winner of this award. He was recommended by the International Scientific Advisory Board of CSIXXXV. Dr. Hieftje will present a plenary lecture titled New Tools for Environmental, Metallomic, and Mass-Spectrometric Analysis at the conference.

Director of Marketing for Wiley-Blackwell Asia, David Fisher, presented Dr. Hieftje with a certificate and a $500 prize at the opening ceremony of the Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale XXXV Conference.

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The University of Chicago Press signs agency agreement with Charlesworth Group - 24 Sep 2007

Academic university press publisher University of Chicago Press (UCP), US, has signed an agreement with publishing solutions provider The Charlesworth Group, UK. Under the deal, The Charlesworth Group will serve as UCP's main agent for online and print marketing in mainland China.

The three-year, renewable relationship combines a comprehensive marketing plan; online, print, and low-cost print agreements with consortia, national buying agencies, and individual academic institutions; and on the ground local expertise with US-based management and support in order to expand the exposure and sale of Chicago Journals' wide collection of STM, and Arts & Humanities titles in China. Charlesworth will also provide targeted subscription marketing, translated promotional materials, and local support for libraries in the partnership with Chicago Journals.

The Charlesworth Group offers comprehensive typesetting, print and binding solutions to a diverse range of clients from world leading publishers and learned societies to commercial and not-for-profit organisations. The company's facility in China was originally formed to provide services which would complement those offered through Charlesworth in the UK. It currently offers a wide range of services tailored to meet the specific needs of STM publishers.

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Annals of Oncology to be the official publication of the Japanese Society of Medical Oncology - 21 Sep 2007

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), together with Oxford Journals, and the Japanese Society of Medical Oncology (JSMO) have announced a new collaboration. As a result of the new alliance, ESMO's official journal, Annals of Oncology, will now become the official scientific publication for the Japanese society.

Fully owned by ESMO, Annals of Oncology is published by Oxford Journals, a division of Oxford University Press, UK. From 2008, the journal will be endorsed by JSMO and all members of the Japanese society will have online access to the journal, increasing the distribution to nearly 15000. The journal will take two additional Associate Editors and twelve new Editorial Board members from Japanese institutions. To mark the beginning of this new collaboration, the first issue of 2008 will focus on Japanese authors.

A multidisciplinary journal, Annals of Oncology is projected as a global leader among clinical oncology journals. It publishes articles addressing medical oncology, surgery, radiotherapy, paediatric oncology, basic research and the comprehensive management of patients with malignant diseases. The journal saw an increase in its impact factor from 4.319 to 5.179 in the latest Journal Citation Reports.

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BioMed Central publishes results of Framingham Heart Study 100K - 21 Sep 2007

Open access publisher BioMed Central, US, has announced that 17 research articles carried out using genetic data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) are being published as a supplement to BMC Medical Genetics. The collected research, FHS 100K, is the result of cooperation among several research institutions. These include the Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health; the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; the National Library of Medicine; and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

FHS 100K will be given unprecedented availability via BioMed Central's open access journal and through NCBI's Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP). The researchers' decision to publish in BioMed Central's open access journal underlines their collective belief that genetic observations from FHS should be made publicly available and remain an unpatented data resource designed to accelerate scientific discovery.

The FHS 100K takes its title from the high resolution 100K Affymetrix GeneChip, designed to contain the genetic sequence array of up 100,000 DNA sequences known as single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). FHS collaborators studied genetic traits, known as phenotypes, and established 8 larger Phenotype Working Groups, overseeing 17 different trait areas. These include cardiovascular risk factors and biomarkers; subclinical and clinical cardiovascular disease; cancer and longevity; and pulmonary, sleep, neurology, renal and bone domains. Each research article published in the supplement corresponds with one of these areas.

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Dear Subscribers - 21 Sep 2007

STM Publishers can now add their Company to the Knowledgespeak Directory list. You can also update our events calendar, if you are organising an event which may be of interest to the STM publishing community. Also, you can send your company press releases to be included in our news section.

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McGraw-Hill Medical to distribute BC Decker books in select regions - 21 Sep 2007

Print and digital reference and educational content provider McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing has announced that it has begun distributing BC Decker medical books in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa from September 1, 2007. This assignment was previously handled by Elsevier Science.

Established in 1981, BC Decker is claimed to be an editorially driven company that attracts some of the world's most renowned medical experts. It publishes a range of books in medicine and health sciences, including Fisher's Contact Dermatitis (Rietschel & Fowler); Atlas of Gastrointestinal Surgery (Cameron & Sandone); Ballenger's OtorhinolaryngologyAtlas of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Periodontal Surgery (Cohen).

BC Decker is the official publisher of the American Cancer Society and publishes a leading oncology list, including Cancer Medicine, 6th edition (Holland & Frei). The company is also among the top three publishers in dentistry, with a special focus on oral medicine, oral surgery, periodontics and aesthetic/restorative dentistry.

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Oncology Nursing Society to provide access to healthcare journals via SIMID SMILE - 21 Sep 2007

The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) has announced a partnership with medical database provider Scientific Institute for Medical Information and Documentation (SIMID), Switzerland. Under the deal, metadata and full-text articles from ONS's portfolio of medical journals will be included in the SIMID Scientific Medical Information Library Europe (SMILE) database. With this move, ONS seeks to increase European readership and international exposure to vital medical research.

ONS is a professional organisation of more than 35,000 registered nurses and other healthcare providers dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, research, and administration in oncology nursing. The ONS publishing division is a full-service publisher of resources designed to assist nurses and other healthcare team members in developing a foundation of knowledge about cancer care. ONS publications include Oncology Nursing Forum, Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, and ONS Connect, as well as award-winning books, monographs, guidelines, standards, and other resources.

Launched in 2005, SIMID SMILE is a combination of a database and a library in which the metadata of medical journals and books are available and whereby the direct user access is granted to the full text. Users can now gain direct access to medical articles published in scientific journals, from publishers with whom SIMID has a contractual relationship. SIMID SMILE covers 34 medical themes such as Oncology, Cardiology, Psychiatry, etc.

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Prof. Boris M Schein named Editor of Aequationes Mathematicae - 21 Sep 2007

Professor Boris M Schein of the University of Arkansas department of mathematical sciences has accepted an invitation to serve as an editor of the mathematical journal Aequationes Mathematicae (AEM). The editorial board consists of mathematicians from 14 countries (Australia, Canada, 10 European countries, Japan and U.S.)

Published for more than 30 years by scientific publisher Birkhaeuser Verlag, AEM is an international journal of pure and applied mathematics, which emphasises functional equations, dynamical systems, iteration theory, combinatorics, and geometry. The journal publishes research papers, reports of meetings, and bibliographies. In addition, summaries of recent developments and research in the field are also published.

Currently, Dr. Schein is serving as an editor of three other international mathematical journals published in the US, Canada and Ukraine.

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Springer publishes 100th Springer Reference - 21 Sep 2007

STM publisher Springer Science+Business Media, Germany, has published its 100th Springer Reference. Published both in print and online, Springer References comprise encyclopedias, handbooks and other major reference works. They are specially tailored to meet current day's research needs across a wide array of scientific fields. Springer will showcase the electronic versions - the eReferences - at the forthcoming Frankfurt Book Fair (October 10-14, 2007).

Springer References are multivolume publications, managed by expert scientific boards of editors. These high-quality tomes consist of an organised sequence of relatively short contributions by a number of different authors. The Reference Editorial Office publishes nearly 50,000 entries a year covering a wide spectrum of sciences from biomedicine to engineering and from computer science to environmental science. The contributions are written in such a way that the reader will benefit from them, even if the field is not his or her area of expertise.

Springer eReferences are part of the Springer eBook Collection. However, in contrast to the eBooks, eReferences can be bought as stand-alone titles. As with the journals and the eBooks, the list of references to the literature at the end of each article is enriched with hyperlinks to the abstract of the cited article. This can be either through CrossRef or to the abstract on PubMed or similar abstracting services. The global publisher launched the eBook collection last year to the acclaim of industry associations and media.

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Wiley-Blackwell and American Anthropological Association announce publishing partnership - 21 Sep 2007

Wiley-Blackwell, the STM and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc, US, and the American Anthropological Association (AAA) have announced that they have formed a new publishing partnership to commence in 2008.

Under the deal, Wiley-Blackwell will publish AAA's 23 anthropology journals and newsletters, including the American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Cultural Anthropology, and the Medical Anthropology Quarterly. In addition, the publisher will also host AnthroSource - the premier online portal to full-text anthropology articles serving the research and teaching needs of scholars and practitioners in the US and across the world.

The new partnership reinforces Wiley-Blackwell's already prominent position within the social sciences. With over 450 journals and 300 new textbooks, surveys, readers and anthologies published each year spanning a wide range of subject areas, the programme continues to provide the scholarly community with access to the highest-quality content available. The global publisher will work with the Association over the next several years to enhance the global dissemination of its publications, including expanding its free and reduced-price access programs in developing countries.

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ASCO's medical journals content to be accessible via SIMID SMILE - 20 Sep 2007

Medical database provider Scientific Institute for Medical Information and Documentation (SIMID), Switzerland, recently announced that the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has agreed to provide metadata and full-text articles from its portfolio of medical journals via the SIMID Scientific Medical Information Library Europe (SMILE) database. Original reports from ASCO's publications - Journal of Clinical Oncology and the Journal of Oncology Practice - will now be accessible through SMILE.

The Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) serves its readers as a credible, authoritative resource for disseminating significant clinical oncology research. Available both in print and in electronic format, the journal seeks to publish the highest quality articles dedicated to clinical research. While original reports remain the focus of the journal, scientific communication is enhanced by appropriately selected editorials, commentaries, reviews, and other work that relate to the care of patients with cancer.

The Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP) is a forum to provide oncologists and other oncology professionals with information, news, and tools to enhance practice efficiency and promote a high standard for quality of patient care. The journal is an authoritative resource on clinical and administrative management for oncology professionals.

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Cygnus Business Media deploys iCopyright on 60 websites - 20 Sep 2007

B2B publisher Cygnus Business Media, US, has announced that it has deployed the iCopyright suite of web-based licensing and permissioning tools for users of more than 60 websites.

With these new content tools in place, users of web content in publications such as Airport Business, Firehouse, Law Enforcement Technology, and Frozen Food Age, may quickly obtain permissions for legal reuses of copyrighted content by clicking on iCopyright tags embedded in each article, or order custom reprints and e-prints online. The company will benefit not only from increased licensing and permissions revenues, but enhanced reader interaction metrics and reader service.

Cygnus Business Media reaches nearly 15 million business owners, executives and professionals annually through its portfolio of over 175 media products. Its four distinct divisions - Cygnus Publishing, Cygnus Expositions, Cygnus Interactive and Cygnus Custom Marketing - provide comprehensive, integrated advertising and marketing programmes for Cygnus' valued customers and clients.

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Dear Subscribers - 20 Sep 2007

STM Publishers can now add their Company to the Knowledgespeak Directory list. You can also update our events calendar, if you are organising an event which may be of interest to the STM publishing community. Also, you can send your company press releases to be included in our news section.

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DocZone.com introduces new 'Pay-Per-Minute' Pricing Model for XML Content Management - 20 Sep 2007

Software firm DocZone.com, Netherlands, has introduced a new Pay-Per-Minute pricing plan, designed to make the benefits of XML content management more affordable.

The new pricing option, immediately available, allows DocZone customers to purchase blocks of minutes for a fixed per-minute rate, with discounted rates available with the purchase of larger amounts of usage time. There are no restrictions to the number of users that can share the purchased minutes within a customer's DocZone environment.

DocZone.com provides a 'Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)' XML content management platform, including XML authoring, content management, automated workflow, server-based translation memory, and single-source publishing. In addition, it offers what it claims is the industry's only guaranteed rapid deployment methodology to bring customers into production within 30 days.

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EBSCO unveils evidence-based information tool for nurses at PoC - 20 Sep 2007

Electronic research databases provider EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO), a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., US, recently announced the launch of a point-of-care (PoC) tool for nurses designed to provide relevant evidence-based medical information. Nursing Reference Center (NRC), claimed to be the first truly PoC tool for nurses, provides an array of vital non-journal content. The content can be integrated into any electronic health record (EHR) system to streamline nursing efficiency and reduce medical errors.

NRC features the CINAHL Nursing Guide, including 3,600 evidence-based lessons on procedures including Quick Lessons; clinically-organised nursing overviews that are designed to map the nursing work flow, and Evidence-Based Care Sheets; and evidence-based summaries on key topics incorporating the best available evidence through rigorous systematic surveillance. The tool also includes unique nursing reference books, lab & diagnostic test overviews, legal cases, PoC drug information for nurses and customisable patient education information.

The new tool seeks to help nurses quickly access the best available evidence on conditions or diseases and review the leading nursing reference books at the PoC, which can be integrated into their nurses' workflow. It allows nursing administrators to compile pertinent information on nursing standards, common conditions & treatment, diagnostic tests, research instruments, questionnaires and drug information on a floor by floor or department by department basis. Also, it allows nurses to search in a variety of ways including: Diseases & Conditions, Drug Information, Patient Education, Practice Resources and Continuing Education.

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Engineering Information expands Referex eBooks database - 20 Sep 2007

Engineering Information (Ei), Inc., a US-based provider of online information to engineering researchers, has announced the release of a significant expansion of the Referex eBooks database, delivering three times more engineering reference content to engineering researchers. Referex is a premium reference database comprising professional reference content selectively sourced from Elsevier's books publishing programme.

Hosted exclusively on the Engineering Village discovery platform, Referex provides engineering researchers with answers to their reference questions. While delivering full-text eBook content in .pdf format, Referex provides a robust search environment allowing users to locate the reference content they require. With each search, entire books, chapters and individual pages are ranked based on how well they match a user's search criteria. Searches can be performed against the nearly 1,400 eBook titles or combined with bibliographic databases hosted on Engineering Village.

The Referex expansion features the introduction of over 480 new titles to existing collections in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials, and Petrochemical, Chemical and Process Engineering. Expanded collections offer even more of the most prominent authors and trusted titles in their respective fields. Three new Referex collections have been created covering Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computing, and Security and Networking.

Referex collections are expertly crafted into fixed and focused collections. Titles are drawn from Elsevier's Science and Technology books publishing programme and feature leading imprints including Pergamon, Newnes, Butterworth Heinemann, Morgan Kaufmann, and Syngress.

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Seed Media ties up with Hubert Burda to develop ScienceBlogs in Europe - 20 Sep 2007

Science media company Seed Media Group, US, recently announced a partnership with magazine publisher Hubert Burda Media, Germany. The partnership will initially lead to the European development of ScienceBlogs, the largest online science community (www.scienceblogs.com).

ScienceBlogs has seen its traffic grow by more than 500 percent since its launch in January 2006. It has grown to include 65 blogs across all areas of science.

Claimed to be the largest blogging network dedicated to science, with over 1.5 million visits each month, ScienceBlogs has emerged as a vital player in the new media landscape. Breaking news and fuelling conversation, it seeks to engage thought-leaders in a digital science salon.

Seed Media's portfolio spans magazines, online and social media. Hubert Burda, which is more than 100 years old, publishes news and people magazines such as Focus and Bunte. Since the 1990s, it has been extending its magazine brands to the Internet and building media communities.

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Brady Publishing partners with International Fire Safety Training Association - 19 Sep 2007

Brady Publishing, US, a market leader in Emergency Services publishing, has announced a strategic partnership with the International Fire Safety Training Association (IFSTA) and Fire Protection Publications (FPP) to publish and distribute books for the Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) communities.

As part of the initial agreement, Brady and FPP/IFSTA will co-publish the 5th edition of the best-selling Essentials of Fire Fighting. The book is scheduled to be published in December 2007. Also, they will distribute each other's products to their respective markets. Brady's sales force will be the exclusive representative of IFSTA/FPP products in the college market and in major metropolitan fire departments.

IFSTA and FPP, a supporting enterprise of the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology at Oklahoma State University, produce a full line of fire, emergency medical and hazardous materials training manuals, study guides, curricula, video products, and associated training materials.

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Dear Subscribers - 19 Sep 2007

STM Publishers can now add their Company to the Knowledgespeak Directory list. You can also update our events calendar, if you are organising an event which may be of interest to the STM publishing community. Also, you can send your company press releases to be included in our news section.

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Emerald Group to publish 'Social Enterprise Journal' - 19 Sep 2007

Social Enterprise London (SEL) has announced the transfer of its Social Enterprise Journal to academic and professional literature publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., UK. Emerald will publish the journal in partnership with Bob Doherty of Liverpool Business School at Liverpool John Moore University (LJMU). Doherty will also serve as the Editor.

The Social Enterprise Journal is seen as a leading resource for the social enterprise sector. Emerald will take over the publication and production of the journal, bringing it to an international market of academics, practitioners and students. The Social Enterprise Research Group (SERG) at Liverpool Business School will source, review and provide appropriate content for the publication.

Launched in 2005, the journal has been published by SEL for the past three years with the support of the London Development Agency (LDA). Under the new publisher, the journal will increase from one issue per annum to three in 2008 and will be sold internationally, with a focus on cutting-edge research and an inter-disciplinary approach. SEL will continue to be a key strategic partner, serving on the Editorial Advisory Board, Review Board and Editorial team, and sharing decision-making authority on article selection.

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Free ECTD-to-RPS conversion software from Liquent - 19 Sep 2007

Liquent, a provider of IT services to the life sciences industry and part of Thomson Scientific, US, has announced the availability of free eCTD-to-Regulated Product Submission (RPS) conversion software, an evolving new electronic submission standard.

Liquent has taken an active role in supporting the RPS standard through its participation in the testing phase and collaboration with clients. Liquent developed a utility that is able to convert the XML backbone of an eCTD submission into the RPS message format and is inviting others to join in the testing of this evolving standard.

The RPS standard creates a framework for sponsors to send regulatory information using predefined parameters to identify and catalog their content, allowing reviewers to locate discipline-specific information consistently. With the same model for all product types to all regulatory authorities, the RPS standard could be used worldwide for any regulated products, including foods, medical devices, human therapeutics, and veterinary medicine.

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PennWell to launch journal, website and newsletter on bio-optics - 19 Sep 2007

B2B publisher PennWell Corporation, US, has announced its latest venture, Bio-Optics World. Comprising a bimonthly magazine, monthly e-newsletter and website, Bio-Optics World will focus on the design, development, and utilisation of optical technologies for the study, diagnosis and treatment of disease and disease processes. The new magazine and website will be launched in January 2008 at BiOS 2008, part of the SPIE Photonics West 2008 exhibition in San Jose, California.

Bio-Optics World is intended for biomedical researchers and engineers involved in the development and fabrication of optical components and systems used in the life sciences, as well as for scientists and clinicians who utilise these technologies. These include biologists, physicists, physicians, pathologists, forensic scientists, pharmaceutical companies and government agencies. Specific markets and applications to be covered include molecular imaging, cancer diagnostics, spectroscopy, microscopy, cytometry, OTC, optical trapping, biosensing, microfluidics, cell biology, chemical analysis, genomics, proteomics, drug discovery and tissue engineering.

The magazine will also cover therapeutic applications in ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, urology, dentistry and photodynamic therapy. In addition, it will track the latest developments at key government agencies related to funding and technology initiatives in the optical life sciences.

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Two more Australian institutes opt for Scopus - 19 Sep 2007

Abstracting and indexing database Scopus, part of STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced that two more Australian institutes have chosen the Scopus database for its comprehensive content coverage and its ability to serve as a research performance measurement tool. The new Australian institutes are: University of Queensland, a member of the Group of Eight, and Victoria University.

With the addition of Scopus, the University of Queensland seeks to enhance the ongoing process of research evaluation, particularly with the Research Quality Framework (RQF) preparation; an initiative introduced by the Australian government in 2004 to assess the quality and impact of publicly funded research and its contribution to scientific innovations. Also, the University is looking at how Scopus can help the University and its research objectives beyond the RQF assessment.

Representatives of Victoria University point out that the Scopus Database has much to offer in terms of tracking the research output of the University. Scopus will allow researchers to demonstrate the impact of their own publications by identifying citations to their work in the 15,000 peer reviewed titles indexed.

Earlier in April 2007, the database was chosen by two other Australian institutes - University of New South Wales and Monash University. Covering the world's research literature, Scopus is claimed to be the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyse and visualise research. It is designed and developed with over 300 users and librarians internationally. Its database contains abstracts and references from over 15,000 peer reviewed journals from 4,000 publishers worldwide.

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WebWorks.com releases fully featured publishing platform for delivering DITA content online - 19 Sep 2007

Publishing platform software developer WebWorks.com, a brand of Quadralay Corporation, US, has announced the release of ePublisher 9.3, a fully featured publishing platform for delivering the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) content online.

With ePublisher 9.3, companies can now publish DITA content online in over a dozen output formats without needing to learn the complexity of the DITA Open Tool Kit. The new platform also gives users the ability to mix and match DITA with legacy FrameMaker or Microsoft Word content into a single output. Existing ePublisher users authoring in FrameMaker and Word will benefit from ePublisher 9.3's streamlined publishing workflow, performance improvements, and new customer-requested features.

WebWorks.com is the leading provider of comprehensive online publishing and help system delivery solutions. The company specialises in content conversion software that outputs web, online help, and technical publication formats. Its products and services constitute the definitive single source for all its customers' ePublishing needs.

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Wiley-Blackwell set to publish the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine - 19 Sep 2007

Wiley-Blackwell, the STM and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc, US, has announced that it has been selected by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) to publish the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (JVIM), beginning January 2008 (Volume 22, Issue 1). Dr. Kenneth W. Hinchcliff and Dr. Stephen P. DiBartola will serve as Editors-in-Chief of the journal.

JVIM is the official publication of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, the European College of Veterinary Neurology and the European College of Equine Internal Medicine. The journal publishes clinical and research manuscripts in the areas of small animal and large animal internal medicine, cardiology, neurology, and oncology.

The journal is projected to further strengthen Wiley-Blackwell's position as the world's largest veterinary journal publisher with an extensive portfolio comprising 20 veterinary journals and over 430 books. The global publisher will publish the journal both in print and online via Blackwell Synergy (www.blackwell-synergy.com).

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ALPSP, Charlesworth Group announce winners of annual awards in professional publishing - 18 Sep 2007

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), US, and publishing solutions provider The Charlesworth Group, UK, have announced the winners of the ALPSP/Charlesworth Awards. The international awards recognise significant achievements in the field of learned and professional publishing and are open to all publishers, societies and journal owners.

The Journal of Glaciology, published by the International Glaciological Society, was announced winner of the ALPSP/Charlesworth Award for Learned Journals 2007. While the judges gave special mention to bmj.com from BMJ Publishing and the New England Journal of Medicine published by the Massachusetts Medical Society, Jazz Perspectives published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis, was announced winner of the 2007 ALPSP/Charlesworth Award for Best New Journal.

The judges awarded a Highly Commended Certificate to Nanomedicine published by Future Medicine Ltd. The ALPSP Award for Publishing Innovation was won by Project Prospect from the Royal Society of Chemistry. The judges also made special mention of the other journals on the shortlist. These include Intellectual Property Law and Practice (Oxford University Press); ACS Chemical Biology (American Chemical Society) and The Economist's Voice (Berkeley Electronic Press). In addition, the judges awarded a Highly Commended Certificate to the StratOG.net distance learning programme from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

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ASEE launches new OA journal on engineering education - 18 Sep 2007

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) has reportedly launched a new open access journal - Advances in Engineering Education. Larry J. Shuman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, serves as editor of the journal, the inaugural issue of which is currently available online at http://advances.asee.org/vol01/issue01/index.cfm.

A peer-reviewed journal, Advances in Engineering Education seeks to highlight significant advances in instruction, pedagogy, technology and assessment that substantially improve learning in the broadest sense. The journal will include descriptions of innovative curricula, courses, and teaching practices both within and outside the classroom. Completed and documented studies will be published as full articles.

By focusing on educational developments and practice, the new journal complements the Society's existing engineering education research publication, Journal of Engineering Education.

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Dear Subscribers - 18 Sep 2007

STM Publishers can now add their Company to the Knowledgespeak Directory list. You can also update our events calendar, if you are organising an event which may be of interest to the STM publishing community. Also, you can send your company press releases to be included in our news section.

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Elsevier names Roy Jakobs as MD, A&G Sales and Customer Marketing - 18 Sep 2007

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced the appointment of Roy Jakobs as Managing Director, Academic and Government Sales and Customer Marketing. He will continue to report to Herman van Campenhout, CEO Elsevier Science and Technology.

In his new role, Jakobs will lead the global sales and marketing organisation working directly with universities and institutions to provide some of the world's leading research information solutions, including ScienceDirect, Scopus, bibliographic databases such as the CrossFire Beilstein database, and Elsevier's extensive collection of online books and reference works.

Jakobs, who most recently served the company as Director of Strategy, Science and Technology, succeeds Frank Vrancken Peeters, Managing Director A&G Sales and Customer Marketing. He brings to his new position relevant experience in strategic planning, sales and marketing from in- and outside the information solutions industry.

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Heinle forms partnership with National Geographic to produce ELT materials - 18 Sep 2007

Not-for-profit scientific and educational organisation National Geographic Society and Heinle, part of Cengage Learning, have recently announced a strategic publishing partnership. Under the deal, the two companies will produce a comprehensive portfolio of English language teaching (ELT) materials for kindergarten-through-adult-education markets outside of the US and Canada.

The new products created under this initiative will carry the National Geographic brand and seek to be representative of its long tradition of producing high quality, trusted and visually attractive materials. To ensure market appropriateness and distribution, Heinle will work with local partners around the world. This may also include the National Geographic's global publishing network that produces books and magazines, and other media in more than 36 languages.

Cengage Learning, formerly Thomson Learning, provides integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Heinle, part of Cengage Learning, is a provider of ELT materials throughout the world.

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In.vision Research, Vasont Systems partner to speed multi-channel publishing - 18 Sep 2007

XML Authoring software provider In.vision Research, US, and content management service provider Vasont Systems, US, have announced a partnership to closely integrate their products to further meet the needs of publishing clients.

Under the deal, Vasont Systems will create an extension that allows Xpress Author for Microsoft Word users to access, store, search, and reuse structured content stored in Vasont databases. Microsoft Word users will now be able to create XML documents that contain sophisticated data structures, such as DITA, that are leveraged by Vasont for multi-channel publishing. Organisations will no longer need to manually convert Word content to XML before publishing.

Vasont Systems is a leading provider of content management software and data services backed by more than 55 years of experience in the information management and publishing industry. The company's content management system enables organisations to manage and store multilingual content once for multi-channel delivery.

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Indian research organisation opts for ISI Web of Knowledge platform - 18 Sep 2007

Information solutions provider Thomson Scientific, part of Thomson Corporation, US, has announced that India's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has purchased its ISI Web of Knowledge platform. The purchase is projected to help CSIR boost its research excellence and knowledge domain. Its 10,000 scientists across the nation now gain access to the platform, which is customisable to each user's research information needs.

ISI Web of Knowledge is an integrated research platform that delivers access to diversified scholarly information in the sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities, as well as search and analysis tools that enhance this content. It provides users the ability to search the right content and find relevant information - whether that information is found in international journals, open access resources, books, patents, proceedings or websites.

CSIR is recognised as one of the world's largest publicly-funded R&D organisations having linkages to both academia and R&D organisations. Under the new partnership, CSIR and its 10,000 scientists across 45 labs in India will be able to easily access ISI Web of Knowledge, allowing all users to cross-search complementary resources.

To help promote the awareness of its platform, Thomson recently organised and sponsored the Best Discovery Event in New Delhi. Researchers from the 45 CSIR labs were invited.

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Accucoms to offer sales representation and customer support services to EDP Sciences - 17 Sep 2007

Accucoms BV, a Netherlands-based provider of sales and marketing services to scholarly and society publishers, has announced an agreement with society publisher EDP Sciences, France. Under the deal, Accucoms will provide sales representation and customer services across the whole of Europe. In addition, the company will also take on sales representation across the US and Canada on behalf of the society publisher.

Services that Accucoms will carry out for EDP Sciences include results driven sales representation, key account management, multilingual customer service and telemarketing campaigns to lapsed subscribers in their local languages. The Accucoms sales team will research leads, visit potential customers, give demonstrations, arrange trial access and negotiate site licence access for individual institutions, large corporations, multi-nationals and consortia. Accucoms will also attend library events and conferences on behalf of EDP Sciences.

EDP Sciences publishes over 30 journals and has an international customer base. The company produces and publishes international journals, books and Internet sites with a predominantly scientific or technical content. The editorial activities extend to the areas of astrophysics, applied and fundamental physics, mathematics, electronics, materials sciences, life sciences, and the medical field.

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BioMed Central journals accepted for inclusion in BIOSIS and Zoological Record - 17 Sep 2007

Open access publisher BioMed Central, US, has announced that a number of its journals have recently been accepted for inclusion in BIOSIS and Zoological Record.

The BIOSIS and Zoological Record are produced by information solutions provider Thomson Scientific, part of Thomson Corporation. The journals newly accepted for inclusion in BIOSIS are: BMC Biochemistry; BMC Developmental Biology; BMC Ecology; BMC Evolutionary Biology; BMC Genetics; BMC Physiology; and Genome Biology. Those accepted in Zoological Record include Frontiers in Zoology and Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine.

In addition, all BioMed Central journals are included in PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, Scirus, OAIster, Citebase and Google Scholar. Growing numbers of journals are also tracked by Thomson Scientific and included in MEDLINE as well as other relevant services.

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Dear Subscribers - 17 Sep 2007

STM Publishers can now add their Company to the Knowledgespeak Directory list. You can also update our events calendar, if you are organising an event which may be of interest to the STM publishing community. Also, you can send your company press releases to be included in our news section.

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Elsevier, IChemE announce publishing partnership - 17 Sep 2007

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced a new publishing partnership with the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). Under the deal, the global publisher will publish the latter's four international journals, starting January 2008. The journals are: Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Food and Bioproducts Processing and IChemE's new online journal, Education for Chemical Engineers. These journals will join Elsevier's portfolio of chemical engineering titles.

The journals are the official titles of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) and cover the latest research not only in chemical engineering, but a wider spectrum of related disciplines including bio- and environmental sciences. In addition to selected papers from major conferences, regular special issues focusing on specific topics are also published.

Elsevier will distribute the journals both in print and online via the leading journal platform ScienceDirect, enabling early publication of articles in press.

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LexisNexis launches online resource for IP professionals - 17 Sep 2007

Information solutions provider LexisNexis, US, has launched an online resource called TotalPatent. The resource seeks to aid intellectual property (IP) professionals by bringing together relevant content, expertise and legal research capabilities all in one place.

Designed with input from IP experts from across the world, TotalPatent is projected as a single online destination featuring comprehensive and up-to-date domestic and international IP content. This includes a timely collection of patent, scientific and other prior art information. For the first time ever, users will have access to the full text of 22 of the world's key patent authorities - three times more than has been available from other providers. The TotalPatent service also offers expert legal analysis, tools and document retrieval services.

The service gives users access to extensive patent sources, more than has been available in a single solution. Access to the 22 full-text authorities decreases the risk of overlooking important patent claims or prior art that could invalidate research or lead to costly patent litigation. TotalPatent also includes bibliographic and abstract data from 96 authorities. Users have the option to search in the original language of publication or in English translations. In addition, users are able to search images, legal status, citations and patent family data.

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Palgrave Macmillan journals to be available online as licences via NPG - 17 Sep 2007

Palgrave Macmillan has announced that online access to its journals will be sold as site licences via its sister company Nature Publishing Group (NPG), starting April 2008. Combined print and online subscriptions will no longer be sold from March 31, 2008. Palgrave is the academic and professional publishing division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd., UK.

By decoupling online product from print, Palgrave is projected to be better positioned to offer increased benefits to customers in the future. Advantages of NPG site licences that will be extended to the Palgrave journal portfolio include fairly priced access based on users and not on number of sites; access to current content and a selected archive; post-cancellation rights; desktop access for unlimited concurrent users; discounts for customers purchasing multiple products; and a streamlined ordering and customer service process.

Palgrave publishes textbooks, journals, monographs, professional and reference works in print and online. The company's programmes focus on the humanities, the social sciences and business.

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Royal Society of Chemistry's Project Prospect scoops ALPSP/Charlesworth award for publishing innovation - 17 Sep 2007

The Royal Society of Chemistry's (RSC) Project Prospect has been named as the 2007 winner of the ALPSP/Charlesworth Award for Publishing Innovation. The awards recognise significant achievements in the field of learned and professional publishing and are open to all publishers, societies and journal owners.

Launched in February 2007, RSC Project Prospect aims to make the science within journal articles machine-readable through semantic enrichment - the integration of metadata into text. So far, the project has resulted in enhanced html journal articles that provide hyperlinked compound information, including downloadable structures, within article text; Gene, Sequence and Cell Ontology terms linked to definitions and related articles; and links to IUPAC Gold Book terms. In addition, RSS feeds for RSC journal articles have also been enhanced to include structured subject and compound information. Further developments are scheduled for the future as part of this ongoing project.

Fifteen applications were received, from which a shortlist of four was selected to give a presentation to the judges. The panel considered the originality and innovative qualities of each, together with their utility and benefit to their community and long term development prospects. This is the first time that RSC Publishing has received the award for publishing innovation.

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Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons converts Laparoscopy Today to OA - 17 Sep 2007

The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), US, has reportedly converted its publication, Laparoscopy Today, to open access (OA).

Published twice a year, Laparoscopy Today covers the science and art of minimally invasive surgery. The journal serves as a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among professionals concerned with minimally invasive surgery. It publishes articles from leading experts on the most recent developments in minimally invasive therapies. The SLS President's Corner and the Laparoscopy Web include updates on web sites that provide medical professionals with invaluable information. In addition, the journal also contains brief overviews of products and services in minimally invasive surgery.

A multidisciplinary and multispecialty educational organisation, SLS seeks to provide an open forum for surgeons and other health professionals interested in laparoscopic, endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery. The Society's other publications include the Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and Prevention & Management of Laparoendoscopic Surgical Complications.

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Bowker and MBS Textbook Exchange partner to trade Bibliographic and Textbook Demand Data - 14 Sep 2007

Bibliographic information provider Bowker, US, and MBS Textbook Exchange, the industry leader in wholesale textbook distribution, have announced an exclusive agreement. Under the deal, the two companies will partner with each other to provide complementary data streams that will connect higher education publishers with textbook retailing trends and retailers with reliable bibliographic information.

The first phase of this joint initiative is designed to integrate Bowker's higher education point-of-sale database with the textbook demand data previously offered through MBS' Textbook Demand Information System (TDIS). This will allow publishers unprecedented vision into what specific textbooks and academic materials are being ordered and how many are being sold.

A second phase of the partnership will include the co-development of an enhanced Textbook Management System, exclusive to MBS, focused at retailers of college textbooks. More details on this initiative will be announced later this year.

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CAS, FIZ Karlsruhe announce new version of STN AnaVist analysis and visualisation software - 14 Sep 2007

Chemical database provider Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society, and scientific information services provider FIZ Karlsruhe, Germany, have announced a new version of the STN AnaVist analysis and visualisation software. STN AnaVist, Version 2.0, features Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI), complementing the extensive patent content of CAplus, along with new developments in functionality that address customers' most requested enhancements. Produced by Thomson Scientific, DWPI is claimed to be the world renowned database of value-added patent information.

STN AnaVist works with STN Express, Version 8.2, to analyse content from STN, the premier online service for science and technology. In addition to analysing search results from the multidisciplinary CAplus database and the patent databases USPATFULL and PCTFULL, the new version will also examine content from DWPI.

The addition of DWPI with its comprehensive coverage of all technology areas coupled with CAplus provides a wealth of patent information. STN AnaVist has now become the only platform that permits analysis and visualisation of both CAplus and DWPI search results, with content processed by STN for optimal visualisation.

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Corrigendum - 14 Sep 2007

This is with reference to the news alert titled "Jordan quits as President of Columbia University Press" covered in the News Section of Knowledgespeak (dated 13, September 2007). The headline should instead read as 'Jordan resigns from Executive Council of AAP's scholarly publishing division'. The revised version of the news item is here.

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EBSCO launches EBSCONET enhancement, E-Journal Updates - 14 Sep 2007

Journal subscription services provider EBSCO, US, has launched a data-rich feature within EBSCONET called E-Journal Updates, which will assist librarians in tracking e-journal changes. As libraries do not always receive notification from publishers when they change pricing and/or formats, the feature is projected to help the library community by allowing it to know what its options are and choose the best format for its patrons.

With E-Journal Updates, librarians have a collection-specific knowledge source they can quickly put to use to make sure they are taking advantage of all access opportunities available. The service allows library staff to review titles where format or pricing options have changed and indicate preferred format for renewal; view an archived history of changes made via E-Journal Updates; receive notification when an online version of a current print subscription becomes available; identify journals that have changed in publisher; view new open access titles that are added to EBSCO's title database; and identify titles that have been added to or removed from e-journal packages purchased through EBSCO.

The company will continue to enhance the service in the coming months, providing additional information to help customers manage e-resources purchased via EBSCO.

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Inaugural BERA/SAGE research into practice award winners announced - 14 Sep 2007

Academic publisher SAGE and the British Educational Research Association (BERA) have announced the first winners of the new research awards for educational researchers and practitioners. The awards were announced at the recently concluded British Educational Research Association Annual Conference.

The Inaugural BERA/SAGE Research into Practice Awards celebrates the work of practitioners who have demonstrated excellence in the application of research in practice. The awards were presented during the Practitioner Day Conference, a day where practitioner researchers can debate, discuss and celebrate their research.

Nominations were received for two categories: one from a schools/early years or social care setting, and a 16+ setting. Winners were presented with prize money of £500, and a selection of SAGE books.

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IOP publishing announces publishing partnership with Chinese Physical Society - 14 Sep 2007

Non-profit scientific publisher Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP), UK, has announced a new publishing partnership with the Chinese Physical Society. Under the deal, the society will make its publication, the Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics (CJCP), freely available on the IOP platform for the remainder of 2007.

A bi-monthly publication, CJCP publishes new and original research in interdisciplinary areas with a strong chemistry and physics foundation. CJCP's papers are of interest to a wide community of international researchers across fields including chemistry, physics, material and biological sciences and their overlap.

The Chinese Physical Society (CPS) is an academic organisation under the leadership of the China Association for Science and Technology. The society publishes 11 academic journals, and 11 others are published by the sub-societies and specialised committees. Cooperation and scientific exchanges between the CPS and other physical societies have greatly increased in recent years.

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New media outlets boost pharma medical publication efforts, says report - 14 Sep 2007

Pharmaceutical business intelligence provider Cutting Edge Information, US, has published a research report, according to which new media outlets provide pharmaceutical companies with additional options to efficiently disseminate information to physicians. The new media outlets include web-based indexes, electronic libraries and databases. The study, titled 'Pharmaceutical Medical Publications: Market Preparation & Strategic Support,' is available online at http://www.PharmaPublicationStrategy.com.

Though web-based publications are not viewed to be as prestigious as print journals, their efficacy makes them a desired correlative outlet, says the report. The study was designed to explore pharmaceutical companies' medical publications structures, strategies and processes. In the 14 company profiles, it delves into the resource support and funding that various medical publication departments and teams benefit from.

In addition, through this report, readers are expected to be exposed to some of the industry's best medical publication practices. They are also seen to be better positioned to streamline their own strategies and processes by benchmarking their efforts against those of top-leading companies.

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Swets names new Communications Director - 14 Sep 2007

Subscription services provider Swets, Netherlands, has announced the appointment of Louise de Miranda as Communications Director.

In her new role, Miranda will oversee all internal and external communications for Swets. She will be responsible for developing and implementing the company's global communications strategy, helping to strengthen the company's brand profile internationally.

With clients in over 160 countries and more than twenty offices worldwide, Swets claims to provide the most comprehensive and sophisticated e-commerce platform currently available in its field. The company has been included in E-Content Magazine's '100 companies that matter most in the Digital Content Industry' for the past two years.

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CABI to continue the development of DFID's research portal - 13 Sep 2007

STM database provider CABI, UK, announced that the company has won the bid to continue the development of the Department for International Development's (DFID) internet research portal www.research4development.info (R4D) over the next three years.

Launched in 2006, R4D is a free on-line database containing information about research programmes supported by DFID. It provides scientists, researchers and academics with the latest information about research in DFID. This includes news, case studies and details of current and past research. Nearly 5000 research projects on all aspects of international development are available on R4D. The site features work carried out worldwide by universities, think tanks, and civil society organisations since the early 90's.

With over 10,000 hits a month, R4D has become an invaluable tool for scientists, researchers and academics by allowing them to share knowledge and keep up-to-date on the latest developments in their fields. The portal contains cutting-edge research on all aspects of development, such as new knowledge, contacts, key researchers and new thinking.

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Dear Subscribers - 13 Sep 2007

STM Publishers can now add their Company to the Knowledgespeak Directory list. You can also update our events calendar, if you are organising an event which may be of interest to the STM publishing community. Also, you can send your company press releases to be included in our news section.

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Elsevier expands books programme on ScienceDirect - 13 Sep 2007

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced the availability of more than 4,000 eBooks on its online database, ScienceDirect. eBooks on ScienceDirect comprise selected titles published from 1995 to the present. These include scientific and technical books spanning 18 subject areas, as well as books from renowned imprints including Pergamon and Academic Press. The launch represents a major expansion to the reference works, handbooks and book series already available on ScienceDirect.

The eBooks on ScienceDirect programme will, for the first time, make virtually all of Elsevier's Science and Technology academic publication catalogue of books fully searchable. eBooks will be linked not only with other referenced book series, handbooks and reference works, but also the world's largest repository of full-text journal content. This development offers researchers a significantly broader perspective of their field of study, from a single industry leading interface.

eBooks will be included within the existing ScienceDirect platform, eliminating the need for users to learn a new interface. The 2,000 Book Series and Handbooks volumes and more than 55 titles of reference works already on ScienceDirect will be linked to eBooks and the 'Cited By' feature. This will allow users to cross-reference citations with existing books, journals on ScienceDirect and on abstracts and citations within the Scopus database.

ScienceDirect plans to add nearly 700 newly published titles every year.

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IN2P3 signs deal with 'Journal of High Energy Physics' - 13 Sep 2007

The National Center for Scientific Research' Institut de physique nucléaire et de physique des particules (IN2P3) has signed an agreement with the Journal of High Energy Physics. Under the deal, articles written by researchers of IN2P3 will now be made freely available to the entire international community.

IN2P3 is one of the key players in the European project, the 'Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics' (SCOAP3), launched by CERN in 2006. The project includes European physicists, funding bodies and libraries. The aim is to create a new model for funding publications, where the funding comes from the research institutions to which the researchers belong, and not the readers, as previously.

Published by the Institute of Physics, the Journal of High Energy Physics covers the field of high energies. Based on the latest agreement, any articles published in the journal having one of its authors affiliated to a French organisation will, from now on, be financed by the IN2P3 and made freely available in open access to the whole of the international community.

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Jordan resigns from Executive Council of AAP's scholarly publishing division - 13 Sep 2007

James D. Jordan, President and Director of Columbia University Press, has reportedly tendered his resignation from the Executive Council of the Association of American Publishers' (AAP) Professional and Scholarly Publishing division. Jordan put down his papers five days after the Partnership for Research Integrity in Science & Medicine (Prism), a controversial new anti-open-access campaign sponsored by the AAP, was announced. A task force of the Executive Council put the campaign together.

Jordan had opposed the launch of the Prism website and did not subscribe to arguments supporting it and opposing the National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s public-access proposals. The NIH's PubMed Central, a service of the National Library of Medicine, is a key venue of the open-access movement.

Another university-press leader, Stephen Bourne, Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge University Press, has also opposed the campaign. According to him, the Press has in no way been involved in, or consulted on, the Prism initiative.

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Knovel, ASTM International announce content partnership - 13 Sep 2007

Web-based information services provider Knovel Corporation, US, has announced a partnership with publisher ASTM International, US, to provide ASTM books and manuals to subscribers of Knovel's online technical reference collection.

Knovel's online technical reference collection is claimed to be one of the most advanced and comprehensive online search and information tool for engineers. It offers authors and editors a platform to reach out to an increasingly global audience.

Knovel's specialised suite of built-in analytical tools provides researchers with practical new ways to find and apply critical information. In addition to trusted content, engineers rely on Knovel for data extraction, calculations, tabular data analysis and equation solving. The ASTM titles are projected to enhance Knovel's coverage of materials and testing for the aerospace, petroleum, and energy industries, as well as providing design and construction engineers with the technical information they need to select, test, analyse and use materials.

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Optical Society of America signs archiving agreement with Portico - 13 Sep 2007

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced the Optical Society of America (OSA) as its latest publisher participant. This inclusion brings the number of titles in the Portico archive to over 6,100.

Through this agreement with Portico, the society seeks to ensure that eight of its online journals are preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students.

Founded in 1916, OSA is a professional society of optical engineers and scientists devoted to advancing the fields of optics and photonics. With a worldwide membership that exceeds 14,000, OSA promotes the study of light by means of worldwide research, scientific publishing, conferences and exhibitions, partnership with industry, and the education of new generations of scientists.

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Springer to publish Journal of Coastal Conservation - 13 Sep 2007

STM publisher Springer, Germany, has announced that it will publish the Journal of Coastal Conservation (JCCO), the official publication of the EUCC - the Coastal Union. David R. Green, President of EUCC, will be the new Editor-in-Chief of the journal. He will be supported by an international editorial board.

A quarterly publication, The Journal of Coastal Conservation: Planning and Management publishes both theoretical and applied research on integrated and sustainable management of the terrestrial, coastal and marine environmental interface. While the journal mainly focuses on environmental science, articles also deal with topics such as geography, geosciences, oceanography, nature conservation, geospatial and information technology, biology, climate, plant science, hydrology and tourism. The journal also publishes original papers, reviews, short communications, and book reviews. JCCO will join Springer's other journals in coastal science, including the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law and Marine Biology.

Fast publication in Online First will provide immediate access to new research results in JCCO on www.springerlink.com, Springer's online information platform. Editorial Manager, an online peer review and author submission system, Cross Reference Linking, and Alert services will be fully implemented for the journal. In addition, all JCCO authors have the option of publishing their articles using the open access publishing model, via the Springer Open Choice programme. The global publisher will digitise the back volumes of the journal, making them available to readers through the Springer Online Archives Collection.

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AccessMyLibrary offers students free access to online articles - 12 Sep 2007

AccessMyLibrary.com, a subsidiary of educational publisher The Gale Group, Inc., US, is reportedly offering students and educators returning to school, free web access to nearly 30 million online articles from a collection of over 4,000 publications.

The AccessMyLibrary site employs search engines such as Yahoo!, Google and Ask.com to allow users to search and browse Gale's store of online content, all courtesy of local libraries. Teachers and students are first required to register to the 'library advocacy' site with a local library card. They can then search reference materials like academic journals and newspapers. The site gives temporary access to users who do not have a local library card.

The website covers a wide breadth of content collections spanning health, science, general interest and business. As users drill down or search, AccessMyLibrary suggests popular articles and recent additions.

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ALPSP and STM draft safe harbor guidelines for orphan works - 12 Sep 2007

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), US, is reportedly working with the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM) to draft 'safe harbor' guidelines for Orphan Works. An orphan work is a copyrighted work for which the user is not able to identify and/or contact the legitimate holder to obtain permission to use the work.

Use of Orphan Works is avoided due to uncertainty over their copyright status, even in cases where there is no longer anyone claiming copyright ownership or the owner no longer has any objection to such use. Potentially important work therefore goes unused. The new guidelines provide protection for users of Orphan Works, which, it later emerges, are owned by publishers that are signatories to the guidelines.

In addition, organisations such as ALPSP, the STM Association and the Professional and Scholarly Publishing division of the Association of American Publishers are working on imprint lists (charting what imprints are owned by who) in order to help users track down copyright owners.

The guidelines are currently in draft form and are available to members online at http://www.alpsp.org/ForceDownload.asp?id=463. Members are invited to provide feedback on the guidelines.

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Dear Subscribers - 12 Sep 2007

STM Publishers can now add their Company to the Knowledgespeak Directory list. You can also update our events calendar, if you are organising an event which may be of interest to the STM publishing community. Also, you can send your company press releases to be included in our news section.

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Elsevier, ECCO partner to launch new journal on inflammatory bowel diseases - 12 Sep 2007

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced a partnership with the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) to launch the Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, a new international journal on inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The journal, the first print issue of which will be available later this month, will be the official journal of the ECCO society. Dr. Miquel Gassull, president of ECCO, will serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the new journal.

A quarterly publication, the Journal of Crohn's and Colitis is concerned with the dissemination of knowledge on clinical, basic science and innovative methods related to IBD. The journal will publish original articles, review papers, editorials, leading articles, view points, case reports, innovative methods and letters to the editor. Supplemental issues of the journal will be published under a separate title - Journal of Crohn's and Colitis Supplements.

Members of ECCO will receive a subscription to the journal as a benefit of their membership. In addition, members and individual subscribers will be able to access the entire contents of each issue on the journal's website at http://ww.ecco-jccjournal.org/. The journal will also be accessible through Elsevier's online database.

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Healthline, LocateADoc partnership to provide better access to health information online - 12 Sep 2007

Health information services provider Healthline Networks, US, has announced a partnership with LocateADoc.com, an exclusive one-click doctor directory on the Internet. Through this partnership, both companies seek to help patients and physicians to quickly access medically accurate information on health-related topics including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.

By integrating Healthline's Medically Guided search, navigation and content platform, LocateADoc.com will enable patients and physicians to research specific health topics and to broaden their search results as they seek related topics. Healthline will power all health searches on LocateADoc.com to connect LocateADoc.com users to comprehensive, accurate, and contextually relevant content.

Healthline Networks offers an innovative approach to meeting the needs of health information seekers. The company's unique consumer healthcare taxonomy powers a suite of intelligent health search, navigation and content services. The company has an extensive network of distribution partnerships with leading medical, healthcare, Internet companies and consumer brands by providing a "Powered by Healthline" search offering to their health-related content areas.

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Platts announces12 new Steel/Scrap prices in Steel Markets Daily - 12 Sep 2007

Energy information provider Platts, a division of the McGraw-Hill Companies, US, has announced that it is publishing a dozen new daily price assessments of steel product and scrap in Steel Markets Daily, one of its 70 core global news and pricing products.

Platts' Steel Markets Daily provides readers worldwide with price benchmarks, news, and market commentary on steel, one of the world's most strategic commodities. In addition to its original hot-rolled coil and rebar steel-product prices, Steel Markets Daily is now publishing Five cold-rolled coil prices; Four plate prices; and Three ferrous scrap prices.

Platts began publishing daily steel prices earlier this year to meet industry demand for more reliable and transparent price information. Since May, a monthly summary of Steel Markets Daily prices has appeared on the web site for the Steel Buyers Forum of the Institute for Supply Management. SteelFacts, an exclusive distributor of American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) iron and steel industry statistics - none of which data relate to prices - also features monthly summaries as part of a Platts Steel Markets Daily partnership.

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Thomson Scientific predicts Nobel laureates for 2007 - 12 Sep 2007

Information solutions provider Thomson Scientific, part of Thomson Corporation, US, has announced its 2007 Thomson Scientific Laureates researchers likely to be in contention for Nobel honours. This is in anticipation of this year's Nobel Prize winners, to be announced in October.

Every year, data from ISI Web of Knowledge, a Thomson Scientific research solution, is used to quantitatively determine the most influential researchers in the Nobel categories of chemistry, economics, physiology or medicine and physics. Because of the total citations to their works, these high-impact researchers are named Thomson Scientific Laureates and predicted to be Nobel Prize winners, either this year or in the near future. Of the 54 Thomson Scientific Laureates named since 2002, four have gone on to win the Nobel.

To select the 2007 Thomson Scientific Laureates, total citation counts and number of high-impact papers in the Nobel science fields were examined. These data were applied to categories within those scientific fields considered worthy of special recognition by the Nobel Committee: physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine and economics. Based on these criteria, possible winners were selected.

Thomson Scientific is claimed to be the only organisation to use quantitative data to make annual predictions of Nobel Prize winners. The Thomson Scientific Laureates typically rank among the top one-tenth of 1 percent (0.1%) of researchers in their fields, based on citations of their published papers over the past two decades.

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CARL welcomes new CIHR policy on access to Canadian research - 11 Sep 2007

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), Canada, has welcomed the new CIHR Policy on Access to Research Outputs. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) recently announced a new policy to promote public access to the results of research it has funded.

Under the new policy, all grant recipients should make every effort to ensure that their peer-reviewed research articles are freely available as soon as possible after publication. Researchers can deposit the article in an archive, such as PubMed Central or an institutional repository, and/or by publishing results in an open access (OA) journal. A growing number of journals already meet these requirements, and CIHR-funded researchers are encouraged to consider publishing in these journals.

CARL is the leadership organisation for the Canadian research library community. The organisation's members represent Canada's 27 major academic research libraries, Library and Archives Canada, the Library of Parliament and the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI).

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Dear Subscribers - 11 Sep 2007

STM Publishers can now add their Company to the Knowledgespeak Directory list. You can also update our events calendar, if you are organising an event which may be of interest to the STM publishing community. Also, you can send your company press releases to be included in our news section.

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Elsevier launches new journal - Stem Cell Research - 11 Sep 2007

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced the launch of a new journal, Stem Cell Research, in September 2007. Professor Andrew Elefanty, of the Monash Immunology and Stem Cell Laboratories in Melbourne, Australia, will serve as Editor-in-Chief.

The new journal will be published 6 times a year and will focus on high quality research in all aspects of stem cell science and applications. It will cover all aspects of stem cell research, including embryonic stem cells, tissue-specific stem cells, cancer stem cells, developmental studies, stem cell genomics and translational research. Original research, short reports and invited reviews will be available to more than 10 million researchers via Elsevier's publication platform ScienceDirect.

Stem cells can differentiate into any type of body tissue. These are seen as key tools in scientist's understanding of basic cell functioning and are used to study development, cancer and organ function. Because of their ability to divide and develop into any kind of cell, they may have therapeutic potential in injury and disease.

Professor Andrew Elefanty will be supported by Associate Editors Christine Mummery from the University of Utrecht Medical Center, Markus Grompe from Oregon Stem Cell Center, and Paul J. Simmons from the University of Texas-Houston Center for Stem Cell Research. Twenty internationally-recognised experts have also agreed to serve on the Editorial Board.

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Google announces new feature for Google Book Search - 11 Sep 2007

Internet search services provider Google, Inc., US, has added a new feature called My Library to its Google Books Search.

The new 'My Library' feature helps users to create a list of links to books and articles, rate and review them, and share them with others. In the case of books with copyright protections, the service provides links to places where the books are for sale. Also, users will be able to find results from just within the books selected using the My Library search function.

The company had earlier announced plans to eventually put all books in digital form. In 2004, Google started working with universities to make millions of books available online. It now has 27 partners, including Japan's Keio University and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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New integrated web-based data platform to address information and analytic needs of biological researchers - 11 Sep 2007

Information solutions provider Thomson Scientific, part of Thomson Corporation, US, has announced the release of BONDplus, an integrated, web-based data platform to address the information and analytic needs of biological researchers.

Compiled from 15 assembled resources, BONDplus allows researchers to move beyond the genome and leverage publicly available biological sequence data, BINDplus biomolecular interaction data as well as GENESEQ, a value added database of patented biological sequences. The platform allows new insights into biological research including target-based discovery and rational drug design.

BONDplus provides an intuitive and value-added resource for any researcher by uniting the genomic, proteomic and metabolomic research communities in one comprehensive platform. The subscription service provides information from more than 15 assembled resources including BINDplus and GENESEQ in addition to pre- computed data sets with BLAST functionality, visualisation tools and over 80 million in public domain sequences.

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Online Publishers Association redesigns website - 11 Sep 2007

The Online Publishers Association, US, has announced that it has redesigned and relaunched its website to make information on online publishing more accessible.

Available at www.online-publishers.org, the site now offers search capabilities to help users sift through industry news and research. The site's search engine organises returns into seven different categories. These include OPA newsletters, OPA research, news about the OPA, OPA press releases, industry research, industry news and web pages on the OPA site.

OPA research includes the Internet Activity Index. This measures time spent on the Internet on specific online categories. The study extends over the last four years and provides analytic measures useful to online advertisers. In addition, the new Member Center section provides members exclusive access to OPA research and best industry practices. The section offers custom research, member event calendars and copies of presentations and materials from OPA events.

The new enhanced search can be used by anyone visiting the site. Most of the research from the OPA is also available to non-members.

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Pharmaceutical Press names Dr A Wertheimer as Consultant Editor in the US - 11 Sep 2007

Publisher Pharmaceutical Press, US, recently announced the appointment of Dr Albert Wertheimer from Temple University School of Pharmacy, Philadelphia, as a Consultant Editor for Pharmaceutical Press in the Americas.

In his new position, Dr Wertheimer will lead the acquisition of pharmacy practice textbooks for the US, Canadian and South American markets. Dr Wertheimer is internationally recognised in the area of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research, and is the author of 20 books and more than 350 journal articles.

Pharmaceutical Press is an imprint of RPS Publishing, the publishing division of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. It has been active as a publisher for the pharmacy profession since 1841 and has some world-renowned titles on its list, including Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference published under the Pharmaceutical Press imprint.

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EBSCONET offers Customizable Reports option - 10 Sep 2007

Journal subscription services provider EBSCO, US, has announced the launch of the new customisable reports option in EBSCONET, its electronic and print resource management system. The Customize Reports feature allows users to add or delete fields from an online EBSCONET report to view only the exact information.

For instance, the E-Journal Access and Registration report is loaded with useful information. However, a librarian might want to see only the Title Name, ISSN, Registration URL, Registration instructions and Registration ID when registering for access to new subscriptions. Or a librarian might want the Title Name, ISSN and Content URL in order to add links to content on the library's website or to update their OPAC. For an ERM load, a librarian would likely need every field within the report.

EBSCO offers a flexible suite of services to help organisations simplify the management of e-resource content. At the core of this suite of services is EBSCONET, an interactive, web-based system with which libraries can facilitate the entire subscription management cycle from order placement to renewal, while also managing various other administrative tasks.

Additional services can be integrated with EBSCONET to create a solution customised to match the specific e-resource management needs of a library.

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Elsevier names Dr. Beth Y. Karlan as new Editor-in-Chief for Gynecologic Oncology - 10 Sep 2007

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, and the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) have announced the appointment of Dr. Beth Y. Karlan as the new Editor-in-Chief of Gynecologic Oncology, effective January 1, 2008. Dr. Karlan succeeds Dr. David M. Gershenson who has successfully led the Journal for the past 17 years.

Dr. Karlan is the Director of the Cedars-Sinai Women's Cancer Research Institute at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Her laboratory and translational research efforts have contributed to several innovative treatment strategies. In addition Dr. Karlan is a past-president of the SGO and is currently an Associate Editor on Gynecologic Oncology. She has also held editorial board positions with Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

As the official Journal of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, Gynecologic Oncology covers clinical and investigative articles that concern tumors of the female reproductive tract. The journal publishes investigations relating to the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of female cancers, as well as research from any of the disciplines related to this field of interest.

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iUniverse added to Author Solutions family of brands - 10 Sep 2007

US-based publishers AuthorHouse and iUniverse have announced an agreement under which iUniverse will be added to the Author Solutions, Inc. family of brands. The transaction was jointly announced by Bryan Smith, president and CEO of Author Solutions and AuthorHouse, and Susan Driscoll, president and CEO of iUniverse. Author Solutions was acquired by Bertram Capital in January 2007.

AuthorHouse seeks to provide premier book publishing and marketing services for authors. It offers a broad array of tools and services to allow authors to make their own choices throughout the publishing process. Authors retain all rights, maintain editorial control and choose the exact selection of services that best suits their goals.

iUniverse has been focused on providing authors with the publishing expertise required for professional results. Now, through Author Solutions, the company seeks to provide all authors-both self-published and traditionally published - with a wider range of services.

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Mayo Clinic to pilot Collexis' Expert Profiles System data mining software - 10 Sep 2007

Knowledge management and discovery software developer Collexis, US, has announced an agreement with Mayo Clinic Libraries to launch Collexis' Expert Profiles System as a pilot project.

Collexis software creates profiles of text - web pages, documents, e- mails, speech transcripts, grants, etc. These profiles represent the key ideas or concepts in those texts and are presented in a format known as the Collexis Fingerprint. This enables data mining at a level that is much deeper and far more robust than traditional keyword searching. The resulting conceptual search system will provide the Mayo Clinic Libraries with a unique virtual knowledge directory.

During the first phase of the Expert Profiles System proof of concept pilot, 10 years of publications authored by 250 of the more than 3,000 Mayo Clinic researchers and clinicians will be "fingerprinted." This semantic profiling process makes use of the structure of a particular field's professional terminology (fundamentally a thesaurus) and embodies the way people understand those terms and concepts. The data extracted will help identify domain experts in specific biomedical disciplines.

The Mayo Clinic Libraries has also opted to utilise Mediator, a SyynX application powered by Collexis. This software is projected to help users to search more than 16 million citations and abstracts in the life sciences and clinical medicine utilising the Collexis Fingerprint and its patented semantic analysis.

Existing clients of Collexis include Johns Hopkins University, the University of California, San Francisco, the University of South Carolina, Merck & Co., Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lockheed Martin, the World Health Organization, the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Defense.

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RPS Publishing to increase frequency of IJPP - 10 Sep 2007

RPS Publishing, the publishing arm of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, has announced that the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice (IJPP) will be increasing its frequency of publication. The journal will now be published 6 times a year, starting with the 2008 issue.

The IJPP publishes original research papers on practice research in the field of pharmacy. With an international editorial board comprising leading researchers in pharmacy practice and other healthcare disciplines, the journal follows the established, rigorous standards of peer-reviewed research publications. It contains review articles and discussion papers, and regularly publishes articles on research methods development.

In addition, free online access to the current volume and full archive of Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies (FACT) is available to both individual and institutional subscribers. Also, the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology (JPP), celebrating its 60th year as a monthly journal, will continue to publish reviews and original research from leading pharmaceutical scientists worldwide.

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Skyscape to supply mobile medical resources to nursing programme at Massachusetts' largest state college - 10 Sep 2007

Mobile medical references provider Skyscape, US, has been selected to supply mobile medical resources for the nursing education programme at Massachusetts' largest state college, Salem State. These resources are used by faculty and students to enhance clinical education and to create new methods for nursing practice that take advantage of mobile and wireless technology.

Salem State began working with Skyscape during a pilot programme in 2006. As a result of the programme's success, the College has expanded its relationship with Skyscape to include additional resources, training and customised services for faculty and students.

Skyscape medical resources have gained widespread acceptance as a core requirement for many leading nursing and medical education programmes. More than 35 medical and nursing specialties are represented in Skyscape's portfolio. These resources span a wide variety of medical information including clinical titles, drug and lab guides, specialty-specific publications, guidelines, health plan formularies, continuing education, journals and breaking medical news and alerts.

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Springer signs publishing agreements with eight new Korean societies - 10 Sep 2007

STM publisher Springer, Germany, announced that it has signed publishing agreements with eight South Korean scientific societies during the past half year. With this move, Springer will become the publisher of a representative selection of Korean society journals.

The Korean society journal publishing agreements are of strategic importance for the global publisher to provide the global scientific community with more quality content from Asia. Agreements to start publishing their journals in 2008 were signed with the Korean Society of Civil Engineers, the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Korean Fiber Society, the Korean Society of Automotive Engineers, the Pharmaceutical Society of Korea, the Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, the Korean Society of Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the Microbiological Society of Korea.

All journals will be published both in print and online at www.springerlink.com and will include such features as Cross Reference Linking and Alert services.

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BMJ Group names Peter Ashman as new Publishing Director - 07 Sep 2007

Medical publisher The British Medical Journal (BMJ) Group, UK, has announced the appointment of Peter Ashman as Publishing Director for BMJ Journals. He succeeds Alex Williamson who retires in October 2007 after 16 years with the BMJ Group.

In his new position, Ashman will lead the strategic, commercial and operational development of BMJ Journals and have business responsibility for the Group's flagship journal, British Medical Journal (BMJ). He will also seek new sources of income including new publishing opportunities and new partners for the group. Prior to this, he served Nature Publishing Group, where he successfully led the Group's strategic launch into medical publishing.

The commercial division of the British Medical Association, the BMJ Group publishes and distributes leading journals covering all major medical specialties and clinical evidence. The Group's flagship journal, British Medical Journal (BMJ), is rated as one of the world's top five general medical journals. About 1.2 million people download 6.5 million pages a month from bmj.com and more than 100,000 doctors in the UK and 14,800 internationally receive the weekly print BMJ.

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Dear Subscribers - 07 Sep 2007

STM Publishers can now add their Company to the Knowledgespeak Directory list. You can also update our events calendar, if you are organising an event which may be of interest to the STM publishing community. Also, you can send your company press releases to be included in our news section.

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Duke University Press opts for Tizra Agile PDF to expand eBook offerings - 07 Sep 2007

Online services provider Tizra, Inc., US, has announced an agreement with publisher Duke University Press, UK, to use Agile PDF, a hosted publication sales and delivery service, to repackage, deliver and sell the latter's book-based content in an easy to read electronic form.

Under the deal, the white-labeled Tizra platform will allow Duke to create and manage a fully searchable, Duke-branded online storefront to sell their books to individuals and institutions. Buyers will now be able to purchase individual chapters or pages, as well as collections combining multiple works under a variety of licensing and pricing models.

With direct control over visual design, content, and sales terms, the Agile PDF web service enables rapid exploratory development and testing of products and pricing. The web service simplifies the management of a branded publication site, delivering PDF content that was originally developed for print, with the ease and familiarity of a custom-designed HTML website.

Duke University Press publishes nearly 120 books annually, placing it among the 20 largest university presses in the US. Its journal programme is in the top 5, with more than 30 titles.

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Elsevier announces date of International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis - 07 Sep 2007

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced that it will hold the third International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis on July 13-16, 2008. The conference will bring together international experts to discuss the design, manufacture, operation and maintenance of safe and reliable engineering artifacts.

The event will provide a forum for the presentation, advancement and dissemination of failure analysis studies for the benefit of the wider world. Attention will be focused on the pivotal role of failure analysis as an essential management and design tool to help prevent disasters.

To be part of this conference or to submit findings in engineering failure and present at the 2008 conference, visit www.icefa.elsevier.com. The closing date for abstract submissions is November 30, 2007.

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Inderscience brings out inaugural issue of three new journals - 07 Sep 2007

Scientific publisher Inderscience Publishers, Switzerland, has announced the publication of the first issue of three new journals. The new titles are: International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development (IJTLID); International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (IJITST); and International Journal of Business and Systems Research (IJBSR). This brings the total number of journals published this year to over 40.

International Journal of Technological Learning is a multi-disciplinary journal devoted to the study of the nature of technological innovation processes, at the level of firms, industries/clusters, and countries. The journal seeks to contribute towards influencing the direction of change in the innovation and economic development processes in late-industrialising countries.

The International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions seeks to provide a highly professional and comparative academic research forum that promotes collaborative excellence between academia and industry. The International Journal of Business and Systems Research provides an international forum for presenting authoritative references, academically rigorous research, and case studies. It publishes well-written and academically validated manuscripts in both theoretical development and application research.

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Ingram Digital Group selects Swets for customer access to eBooks - 07 Sep 2007

Digital content provider MyiLibrary Ltd., US, part of Ingram Digital Group, has announced a partnership with subscription services provider Swets, Netherlands, to allow customers to access eBooks and electronic journals from one easy-to-use and efficient point of access.

MyiLibrary is seen as an indispensable reference tool for all businesses and institutions looking to provide their users with access to the most current and topical eBooks. It provides access to more than 70,000 eBooks, with content coming from over 300 of the industry's leading publishers. SwetsWise Subscriptions, the core focus of Swets' innovative SwetsWise portfolio, is a comprehensive and sophisticated service for the management and procurement of journals.

Combining the functionality of MyiLibrary with SwetsWise Subscriptions is projected to create a platform that enables organisations to manage both their journal subscriptions and eBooks from a single interface. The first offering of combined services between MyiLibrary and Swets is scheduled for launch later this month.

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Physicians Practice, Arlington Memorial partner to improve patient care - 07 Sep 2007

Practice management journal Physicians Practice has announced a partnership with Arlington Memorial Hospital to provide resources to help local physicians manage their practice more efficiently.

Under the deal, America's Leading Practice Management Journal, Physicians Practice, will be mailed to more than 770 doctors in the region, beginning in September. The journal publishes articles pertinent to the daily business issues faced by area physicians and their staff. Also, it will feature a section sponsored by Arlington Memorial highlighting news in clinical and scientific research.

Owned by CMP Healthcare Media, a division of United Business Media, the Physicians Practice journal maintains nearly 60 hospital partnerships. The monthly publication is distributed to about 300,000 practising physicians in the US.

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SMB & Galephar opts for Liquent solution to streamline regulatory platform - 07 Sep 2007

Liquent, a provider of IT services to the life sciences industry and part of Thomson Scientific, US, has announced that SMB & Galephar has selected its InSight Publisher to streamline its regulatory platform. The tool is designed to accelerate the publishing process for drug submissions to the world's regulatory authorities.

InSight Publisher is expected to enable SMB to create all the components of both electronic and paper submissions from a single assembly structure, enhancing efficiency and helping to bring new drugs to the market faster. It is built on the same platform as InSight Manager, which offers sophisticated registration management and submission tracking capabilities. The entire platform is adaptable to many different organisational processes and designs, including centralised and decentralised publishing.

Liquent regulatory solutions provide software, information products and related services for the life sciences industry. These solutions and services are projected to help ensure clients meet the strict standards of regulatory authorities across the world, helping them achieve quality, accuracy and data integrity. With these, clients can expect to deliver regulatory reports and submissions reliably and on time. In addition to technology and services, the Liquent IDRAC database service provides comprehensive intelligence on the drug and biologics regulatory environment in 38 of the largest markets in the world.

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Canon Communications acquires Engel Publishing Partners - 06 Sep 2007

B2B publisher and digital media firm Canon Communications LLC, US, part of Apprise Media LLC, has announced that it has acquired Engel Publishing Partners from Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. Engel is a niche B2B media company serving the $634 billion global pharmaceutical market. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Canon already holds a vital position in the life sciences sector worldwide through its publications, trade shows and digital media products covering the medical device manufacturing sector. With this acquisition, the company seeks to expand its market reach to the global pharmaceutical manufacturing sector.

Engel is Canon's fifth follow-on acquisition in the past two years. The company's array of print, online and data products and conferences, including Med Ad News, R&D Directions magazines and the PharmaLive.com website and interactive products, are projected to significantly widen Canon's coverage of the advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry.

While Med Ad News covers the business and marketing activities of the pharmaceutical industry, R&D Directions is a leading title providing practical knowledge to research and development professionals in pharmaceutical companies. Through its leading website, PharmaLive.com, the company offers several interactive products, including the eKnowledgebase, PharmaSentry, the PharmaLive.com eNewsletter Series and Therapeutics Daily eNewsletter Series, and OnDemand Special Reports. Each year, Engel produces a series of conferences, including the Patient-Centered Marketing Conference, the Drug Development Summit, and the Manny Awards programme.

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Dear Subscribers - 06 Sep 2007

STM Publishers can now add their Company to the Knowledgespeak Directory list. You can also update our events calendar, if you are organising an event which may be of interest to the STM publishing community. Also, you can send your company press releases to be included in our news section.

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eMolecules, Wiley launch chemistry search engine ChemGate - 06 Sep 2007

Chemistry search engine services firm eMolecules, Inc., US, and Wiley-VCH, the German subsidiary of publisher John Wiley & Sons, US, have announced the release of the search engine ChemGate at www.chemgate.emolecules.com.

ChemGate, which contains high quality NMR, IR and MS spectra, allows chemists to search by chemical structure and access spectra for a given structure by a single click. This makes complex identification of chemicals and structure elucidation of novel materials easier than previous methods. Most of the NMR spectra are assigned by master spectroscopists and have literature references. Prof. Wolfgang Robien, a CNMR expert at the University of Vienna, reviews the spectral data to ensure its quality.

The Wiley collection of spectra covers a wide area of chemistry. Combined with the eMolecules chemical search engine, ChemGate seeks to help chemists to rapidly retrieve and analyse spectra essential to their research.

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Knovel forms content partnership with Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society - 06 Sep 2007

Web-based information services provider Knovel Corporation, US, has announced that it has partnered with the Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA) to provide new content to subscribers of Knovel's online technical reference collection.

The addition of ISA's technical references and handbooks will provide Knovel's subscribers with valuable information about automation and control systems. Access to these resources via Knovel's fast and accurate search technology will enable design engineers to quickly tap the right resources to develop complex systems. The agreement is one of several publishing partnerships Knovel has recently entered into to provide the most comprehensive source of technical reference books and databases for focused engineering disciplines.

Knovel's specialised suite of built-in analytical tools provides researchers with practical new ways to find and apply critical information. In addition to trusted content, engineers rely on Knovel for data extraction, calculations, tabular data analysis and equation solving.

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Mark Logic ties up with Temis to provide XML content applications - 06 Sep 2007

XML content server provider Mark Logic Corporation, US, has announced a partnership with text analytics solutions provider TEMIS, US. Under the deal, the companies will work together to provide XML content applications for the publishing, government, life sciences and other industries and will work on co-marketing and co-selling opportunities.

MarkLogic Server is projected to help enterprises unlock the value of their content, improving how they integrate, enrich and contextualise it to deliver new products and services. Organisations can expect to leverage existing content to create multiple new products on a single infrastructure, reducing time to market and costs involved in bringing new products to market.

Temis provides information discovery and knowledge extraction capabilities, with solutions for indexing and organising collections of documents and extracting information. Luxid, its next-generation information intelligence solution, seeks to provide automated content indexing through powerful semantic annotation and accurate content categorisation. Together, both companies will enable organisations to access large stores of previously untapped textual data, enrich this content automatically, and use it to create new content applications.

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Microsoft Research to sponsors BioMed Central 2007 Research Awards - 06 Sep 2007

Open access publisher BioMed Central, US, has announced that Microsoft Research, part of technology firm Microsoft Corp., US, has agreed to be the premium sponsor of the BioMed Central Research Awards for 2007. The awards recognise excellence in research that has been made universally accessible by open access publication in one of the publisher's 180 journals.

Nominations are now open with an application deadline of December 21, 2007. Any physician or scientist who publishes original research of major significance in one of BioMed Central's journals during 2007 will be eligible to be considered for the award. Two awards of $5000 - one for biology research and one for medical research - will be made.

The winning articles will be selected by a panel including BioMed Central editorial team members and external experts in biology and medicine. Winners will be announced at the BioMed Central Research Awards dinner in early March 2008.

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OA to health research publications, CIHR unveils new policy - 06 Sep 2007

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has announced a new policy to promote public access to the results of research it has funded. CIHR will require its researchers to ensure that their original research articles are freely available online within six months of publication. The policy builds on other important initiatives to promote openness and transparency of CIHR-funded research such as the registration of clinical trials and randomised controlled trials. It will apply to all grants awarded after January 1, 2008 that receive funding in whole or in part from CIHR.

Under the new policy, all grant recipients should make every effort to ensure that their peer-reviewed research articles are freely available as soon as possible after publication. Researchers can deposit the article in an archive, such as PubMed Central or an institutional repository, and/or by publishing results in an open access (OA) journal. A growing number of journals already meet these requirements, and CIHR-funded researchers are encouraged to consider publishing in these journals.

In addition, grant recipients will now be required to deposit bioinformatics, atomic, and molecular coordinate data, as already required by most journals, into the appropriate public database immediately upon publication of research results.

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Physical Therapy Reviews special issue on musculoskeletal pain - 05 Sep 2007

Academic publisher Maney Publishing, UK, has announced that the latest issue of Physical Therapy Reviews is a special issue on musculoskeletal pain. The issue features a guest editorial from Professor Jennifer Klaber Moffett of the Institute of Rehabilitation, University of Hull.

The issue contains a range of papers covering a wide spectrum of the latest evidence and ideas surrounding the diagnosis, understanding and treatment of musculoskeletal pain. Nine international papers consider the biology of pain, pain from a psychological point of view and the management of pain with physical therapy. The issue is available as a stand-alone publication as well as to regular subscribers to the journal. It can be purchased via Ingenta, where full contents can also be viewed.

Physical Therapy Reviews is aimed at all those involved in research, teaching and practice within the area of physical therapy. The journal publishes contemporary reviews, discussion papers and editorials within the field. The wide diversity of peer-reviewed papers covers both basic and clinical sciences which form the basis of physical therapy.

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Dear Subscribers - 05 Sep 2007

STM Publishers can now add their Company to the Knowledgespeak Directory list. You can also update our events calendar, if you are organising an event which may be of interest to the STM publishing community. Also, you can send your company press releases to be included in our news section.

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DRIVER links with LIBER for European digital repository initiative - 05 Sep 2007

The European Digital Repository Research Infrastructure (DRIVER) has formed a partnership with LIBER - the European Association of Research Libraries. Both parties recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote and enhance the provision, visibility and application of European research output through digital repositories. This refers to systems that provide access to texts, data or other types of scientific and scholarly content.

LIBER represents and promotes the interests of research libraries in Europe and assists these to become a functional network across national boundaries. LIBER and DRIVER share the vision that research libraries should contribute actively and cooperatively towards a common, pan-European data and service infrastructure based on digital repositories.

LIBER and DRIVER will also take into account developments in the area of subject-based or disciplinary repositories and actively seek collaboration with the organisations involved.

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EMC launches new practice based on BusinessEdge acquisition - 05 Sep 2007

Storage and management services provider EMC Corporation, US, has announced the formation of a new industry-focused information management consulting practice within its Global Services organisation. The new EMC Global Services Practice is projected to help the company's largest customers in key industry verticals get the most business value from their information. The company's recent acquisition of BusinessEdge Solutions, an industry-focused business and technology firm, forms the foundation of the new services practice.

EMC Global Services provides consulting, implementation, integration and support services to help customers worldwide get the most value out of their information strategies. It operates within an accelerated consulting delivery model that leverages assets which minimise time, costs and risk to engagements. These include architectural frameworks, reusable solutions tools and templates and working demonstrations of integrated business solutions.

The new services practice will be lead by BusinessEdge's co-founders, Peter Gibson and Shailendra Jain. It will continue to leverage BusinessEdge's existing business development resources and services delivery processes and methodologies to focus on servicing the financial services, life sciences and communications, media and content industries. The acquisition is not expected to have a material impact to revenue or EPS for 2007.

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Emerald Group Publishing at LIANZA 2007 - 05 Sep 2007

Academic and professional literature publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., UK, will continue celebrating 40 years in publishing at the forthcoming LIANZA 2007 Conference, to be held in Rotorua, New Zealand, from September 9-12, 2007. The 2007 LIANZA meeting, themed "Tranzform: Te Tinihanga," will focus on how those responsible for libraries and library services are adapting, building, leading and innovating in ways never seen before.

On show will be Emerald's flagship product, Emerald Management Xtra, an online collection of full-text management journals, created to meet the needs of educators, students, researchers and information professionals working in the business community. Also on show will be Emerald Management First, an online resource that seeks to meet the specific needs of managers in daily business situations. Designed for quick and easy access during everyday work conditions, the product draws on the world's leading management research to bring articles, case studies, and management tools directly to the desktop.

Emerald's new Business Manager for the Australasia region, Gordon Murdoch, will demonstrate the company's wide range of information resources on Management and LIS subjects at the Emerald Booth (#62).

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Ex Libris announces key MetaLib and SFX KnowledgeBase enhancement - 05 Sep 2007

Library solutions provider Ex Libris Group, Israel, has announced that the central knowledge bases (CKB) of the Company's MetaLib and SFX e-products have grown significantly during the last year.

The MetaLib CKB has increased by over 40 percent, with nearly 170 new resource databases. Major additions to the CKB include such resources as the Dialog DataStar databases, CABI databases, ISI Web of Knowledge CrossSearchSM, HeinOnline legal database, Alexander Street Press databases, and Taylor & Francis databases (the new interface). Ex Libris continues to expand the MetaLib CKB with important regional resources as well, including 50 new databases that support the Asian market.

Other additions include Google Book Search, an online full-text book search service that users can add to their list of searchable print resources; the Matapihi digital collection, a free collaborative service that provides a window into the heritage collections of New Zealand's archives, galleries, libraries, and museums; and the Bibliographie der deutschen Sprach und Literaturwissenschaft, one of the most important bibliographic sources of information on German studies.

More than 290,000 e-book titles have been added to the SFX KnowledgeBase, representing an e-book increase of 131 percent since 2005. The number of SFX object portfolios - the number of locations that SFX can point to for the electronic availability of full-text documents - has grown by over 51 percent in the last year.

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Institute of Physics Publishing reviews journal sizes for 2008 - 05 Sep 2007

Non-profit scientific publisher Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP), UK, has announced that it has reviewed the current size of all its printed journals.

The journals that will move from an approximate B5 (176 x 250mm) single-column format to an approximate US Letter size (210 x 286mm) double-column format include Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, and Reports on Progress in Physics. The move is expected to help readers save paper while printing articles from the online journal. While all other B5 journals will remain the same, all current A4 journals (210 × 297mm) will also be making the minor revision to approximate US Letter format. The new sizes will come into effect with the first issue of the 2008 volumes.

Wholly owned by the Institute of Physics, IOP Publishing is an international leader in scientific publishing and electronic dissemination of information and news in the field of physics.

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Publisher Jones and Bartlett announce new partnership with the American Urological Association Foundation - 05 Sep 2007

Educational publisher Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc., US, recently announced a new collaboration with the American Urological Association Foundation. Under the deal, Jones and Bartlett will publish a series of books to help patients with serious urologic disorders.

The 100 Questions and Answers About... series will feature volumes on kidney failure, kidney dialysis, and more. The first book in the series, 100 Questions and Answers About Kidney Cancer, written by Dr. Steven Campbell from the Glickman Urological Institute of The Cleveland Clinic and colleagues, will publish in October.

An independent publisher, Jones and Bartlett publishes text, professional, reference and consumer health books as well as a variety of multimedia and online products and programmes. Strategic partnerships with organisations such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, American Geriatrics Society, Emergency Nurses Association, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, American Heart Association, American Dietetics Association, and American Academy of Pediatrics, has helped the company to broaden its product offerings to include numerous custom publications for overseas markets.

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CAMBIA extends patent resource to include Australian patents - 04 Sep 2007

The Centre for the Application of Molecular Biology to International Agriculture (CAMBIA), a nonprofit biotech research organisation, has announced the addition of the full text of Australian patents to its database. The database can be searched, viewed and printed for free by anyone. CAMBIA provides an open-access patent database collating IP data from several national patent offices called CAMBIA Patent Lens.

The full text of over 115,000 Australian granted patents and over 580,000 patent applications have been added to the Patent Lens collection of nearly 7 million worldwide patent documents. Also, the interface has been upgraded to contain many new enhancements including searching by lapsed/expired/revoked and full WIPO PCTs in all classifications.

The patent informatics and analysis component of the BiOS Initiative seeks to help in navigation of the intellectual property landscape, particularly within the life sciences, by making it more transparent. BIOS is an attempt to set up an open-source technology movement in the biotechnology industry, similar to the computing industry's open-source software movement.

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Dear Subscribers - 04 Sep 2007

STM Publishers can now add their Company to the Knowledgespeak Directory list. You can also update our events calendar, if you are organising an event which may be of interest to the STM publishing community. Also, you can send your company press releases to be included in our news section.

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European Society of Cardiology honours NCP Cardiovascular Medicine Editor-in-Chief - 04 Sep 2007

Nature Clinical Practice (NCP), the medical publishing arm of Nature Publishing Group (NPG), UK, has announced that Dr Valentin Fuster, Editor-in-Chief of NCP Cardiovascular Medicine, was recently awarded the Gold Medal of the European Society of Cardiology. Dr. Fuster was chosen for his work in the field of atherosclerosis as well as his contribution to health education particularly in third world countries during his Presidency of the World Heart Federation.

Nature Clinical Practice journals deliver timely, authoritative interpretations of key research developments, translating the latest findings into clinical practice. Each of the eight titles in the series is published monthly. Content includes editorial and opinion pieces, highlights from the current literature, commentaries on the application of recent research to practical patient care, thorough reviews, and in-depth case studies. The journals' Editors-in-Chief and international advisory boards ensure comprehensive coverage throughout the year, with discussion of topical issues included as soon as possible after publication of the original research.

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InfoPros, viaLanguage team up for technical product documentation services - 04 Sep 2007

Technical documentation and training development services provider InfoPros, US, and viaLanguage, a provider of global translation and localisation services, have announced a partnership agreement. The partnership is designed to deliver end-to-end solution for content development and content localisation to companies with complex products and services that compete in global markets.

The partnership aims to make it easier for companies to create, translate and publish technical content globally. This is in response to the pressures of reduced time-to-market and the demands of publishing product documentation and training materials quickly on a global scale. The companies have coordinated their respective project management and quality assurance operations in order to offer a streamlined solution for technical documentation, training development and technical marketing communications.

While organisations are increasingly looking to international markets to leverage their investment in product and content, providing localised content for new markets can often be the bottleneck in meeting the time-to-market demands of new market entry. With a more effective methodology and tools to quickly and easily provide localised content organisations can confidently execute product and marketing strategies that capitalise on these markets.

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SAGE launches new series on new and existing therapies for major diseases - 04 Sep 2007

Academic publisher SAGE has announced the launch of a new series of journals on new therapies for major world-wide diseases. The first journal, Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease, was recently launched at the European Society of Cardiology Annual Congress in Vienna. The second in the series, Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease, will be launched at the forthcoming European Respiratory Society Annual Congress in Stockholm.

Published bi-monthly from February 2008, the journals are aimed at clinicians and researchers in the fields of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and will be a forum for all views and reviews relating to these disciplines.

The series will include quality peer-reviewed articles, reviews and scholarly comments on pioneering efforts and innovative studies in the fields of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, pharmacology and medicine. Future launches in the series include Therapeutic Advances in Urology & Nephrology, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, and Neurological Disorders, amongst others.

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SirsiDynix Symphony begins beta testing - 04 Sep 2007

Library technology solutions provider SirsiDynix, US, has announced the beginning of beta testing of SirsiDynix Symphony, the company's new integrated library system. The company also announced the naming convention for the product, with SirsiDynix Symphony 3.2 as the name of its first release.

The first phase of testing, called the Community Technology Preview, will run for nearly six weeks and will include both SirsiDynix-hosted testing and testing performed by partners on their own test servers. A second phase of beta testing will commence in October. SirsiDynix product management and development staff will use beta customer feedback to make any necessary corrections or small modifications to the product prior to its general release. Nearly 20 customer sites including different library types, consortia, international sites, and sites running on a range of platforms are involved in the beta testing of SirsiDynix Symphony 3.2.

SirsiDynix Symphony is the result of Project Rome, which SirsiDynix announced in March 2007 as part of the company's strategy to create a single, holistic library technology platform. It incorporates open, industry-standard technologies, offering the library community an impressive list of features and capabilities. These include a service-oriented architecture (SOA), software-as-a-service (SaaS) options, power library 'user experience' portal and search solutions, comprehensive integrated library management and productivity solutions, Java-based staff clients for all modules, fully documented application programming interfaces (APIs), Unicode support, advanced business intelligence and reporting tools, support for SIP2 and NCIP and support for the Oracle relational database management system.

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Springer partners with ISPE to publish pharmaceutical journal - 04 Sep 2007

STM publisher Springer, Germany, has announced a partnership with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). Under the deal, Springer will publish the Society's official journal - Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation (JPI) - starting September 2007. James K. Drennen III, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs and Director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Technology at Duquesne University, will serve as Editor-in-Chief.

A quarterly publication, Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation seeks to be the premier communication vehicle for the critical body of knowledge that is needed for scientific evolution and technical innovation, from R&D to market. The journal's content will reflect current government initiatives, both in the US and internationally, designed to make the process of bringing a drug to market less costly and more efficient. JPI publishes case studies, research letters, research articles, perspectives and reviews in process design, optimisation, automation, and control; facilities; information management; regulatory policy and strategy; supply chain developments; and education and professional development.

Springer will publish the journal both in print and electronic formats. The journal will be available via www.springerlink.com, Springer's online information platform. It will include Online First, Cross Reference Linking, and Table of Content Alerts. In addition, all authors have the option of publishing their articles using the open access publishing model, via the Springer Open Choice programme. The global publisher will digitise the back volumes of the journal, making them available to readers through the Springer Online Archives Collection.

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Dear Subscribers - 03 Sep 2007

STM Publishers can now add their Company to the Knowledgespeak Directory list. You can also update our events calendar, if you are organising an event which may be of interest to the STM publishing community. Also, you can send your company press releases to be included in our news section.

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Delaware Libraries to extend SchoolRooms Pilot Project - 03 Sep 2007

Library technology solutions provider SirsiDynix, US, the global leader in strategic technology solutions for libraries, has announced that the Delaware Division of Libraries will extend its pilot SchoolRooms, an online exploration, discovery and learning portal for K-12 students, teachers and parents, throughout the state of Delaware. After successfully testing SchoolRooms at Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown, Del., during the 2006-07 school year, Delaware will now pilot the technology at all school and public libraries statewide.

SchoolRooms provides a single, student-friendly interface to high-quality content from the school library's catalog, other public library catalogs, online databases, e-content from publishers, popular Internet search engine results and teacher-selected Web sites. Designed to meet both US and state education standards, SchoolRooms promotes exploration, discovery and learning to supplement any curriculum.

SirsiDynix provides libraries with the software and services that are critical to managing their operations. The company was acquired by private-equity firm Vista Equity Partners for an undisclosed sum in January, 2007. It has about 4,000 library and consortia clients, serving more than 300 million people via over 20,000 library outlets in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

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DocZone.com named to KMWorld's Trend-Setting Product of 2007 list - 03 Sep 2007

DocZone.com, Netherlands, has announced that the company has been selected by KMWorld Magazine, a leading publisher for the e-content industry, as a 'Trend-Setting Product of 2007'. This is the second consecutive year that DocZone.com has received this award.

DocZone.com provides the industry's first 'Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)' XML content management platform, including XML authoring, content management, automated workflow, server-based translation memory, and single-source publishing. In addition, it also offers the industry's only guaranteed rapid deployment methodology to bring customers into production within 30 days.

A publishing unit of Information Today, Inc., KMWorld is a leading information provider serving the knowledge management systems market. KMWorld covers the latest in Content, Document and Knowledge Management and informs more than 50,000 subscribers about the components and processes that together offer solution for improving business performance.

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EBSCO Publishing acquires 10 print indexes from SAGE - 03 Sep 2007

Publisher EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO), US, has announced that it has acquired ten indexes from SAGE. The deal will bring the leading print indexes to users electronically through the EBSCOhost platform, one of the most-used interfaces available for scholarly research.

The indexes now owned by EBSCO include Abstracts in Social Gerontology; Educational Administration Abstracts; Human Resources Abstracts; Peace Research Abstracts Journal (Now called Peace Research Abstracts); Sage Family Studies Abstracts (Now called Family Studies Abstracts); Sage Public Administration Abstracts (Now called Public Administration Abstracts); Sage Race Relations Abstracts (Now called Race Relations Abstracts); Sage Urban Studies Abstracts (Now called Urban Studies Abstracts); The Shock & Vibration Digest; and Violence & Abuse Abstracts. These indexes will be available electronically via EBSCOhost.

Currently, each index is available in print-only format. Online versions, including backfiles and other benefits, such as unlimited use, remote accessibility, multi-database searching and links to full-text are expected to be available by October 2007.

SAGE will continue to publish the print editions of these journals and process claims through the end of 2007. Pricing for these titles was included in SAGE's 2008 journals price list, which was recently distributed to subscription agents. From now through the end of 2007 all subscription (new and renewals) orders will be processed by SAGE. Orders should be directed to EBSCO, effective January 1, 2008.

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GEN launches Biotech Video Channel on website - 03 Sep 2007

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), a biotechnology trade magazine published by medical publisher Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., US, has expanded its GENcast network with the addition of a Biotech Video Channel. It will be hosted on GEN's website at www.genengnews.com. The site logs over 1,000,000 user sessions per month. The first video to run on GEN's Biotech Video Channel is a corporate-overview video produced for GE Healthcare Life Sciences.

The video component is projected to further complement the print and online editions. Through this medium, the journal seeks to provide website visitors a new way to stay abreast of technology advances fueling the biotech industry. It also offers solution providers a new context and distribution channel for their own videos.

Introduced in 1981, GEN is claimed to be the only high-frequency publication on biotech news. Coverage in the print edition includes current industry-standard tutorials and technical articles (BioProcess Tutorials, Assay Tutorials, and Drug Discovery Tutorials), feature articles on emerging technologies, product roundups, Regional BioFocus articles on bioR&D hotbeds, and reports from key scientific and industry meetings. The journal is published 21 times a year in print, and its website, www.genengnews.com, is updated daily round the clock.

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Nature Publishing Group and The American Journal of Hypertension announce new publishing partnership - 03 Sep 2007

The American Journal of Hypertension, Ltd. and scientific publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG), UK, have announced a new publishing partnership. Under the deal, NPG and the American Journal of Hypertension, Ltd. will jointly publish the American Journal of Hypertension, beginning the fall of 2007. Dr. M. H. Alderman will serve as the journal's Editor-in-Chief.

A peer-reviewed journal, the American Journal of Hypertension seeks to provide a forum for both basic and clinical scientists to discuss all aspects of hypertension and related topics, including cardiovascular disease and epidemiology. The journal publishes articles on basic sciences, molecular biology, clinical and experimental hypertension, cardiology, epidemiology, pediatric hypertension, endocrinology, neurophysiology, and nephrology.

Authors are invited to submit previously unpublished, original clinical or experimental research articles, special communications, review articles and letters to the editor.

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Paradigm to publish Japanese version of Omni Health's 'Women&Cancer' - 03 Sep 2007

Omni Health Media, LLC, publisher of Women&Cancer magazine, has announced a partnership with Paradigm to translate, publish and distribute the journal to Japanese readers. Beginning in October 2007, Paradigm will make the journal available to Japanese readers under the title Pink.

Women&Cancer is a quarterly women's health and lifestyle magazine that views women as the main healthcare decision makers for themselves and their families. It seeks to act as a key resource on topics related to the prevention and management of cancer while emphasising wellness, fostering community and inspiring hope.

Available both in print and online, the journal recognises the unique impact that a cancer diagnosis has on women's lives. It educates readers on topics that include prevention, wellness, management of a cancer diagnosis and survivorship, while also addressing spiritual and emotional issues. Features on accessing the complicated medical system, breaking news on medical advances and legislative issues are also covered.

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