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UK NPG signs publishing deal with Chinese Society of Immunology and the University of Science and Technology of China - 25 May 2009

Scientific publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG), UK, has signed a publishing agreement with the Chinese Society of Immunology (CSI) and the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) to co-publish the journal Cellular & Molecular Immunology (CMI) from January 2010. The journal is the flagship publication of CSI and USTC.

This agreement with the CSI and the USTC is the latest in a series of partnerships that NPG Nature Asia-Pacific is undertaking with scientific and clinical societies in the region. It also marks the next step in NPG's broader strategy to publish the best of Chinese science.

CMI claims to be the first English-language journal in China to focus on immunology. Published bimonthly, CMI covers both basic research and clinical applications in all areas of cellular and molecular immunology and welcomes submissions from across the globe.

With this new agreement, the journal will be able to take advantage of NPG's strengths, including editorial expertise and pioneering web technologies. Papers published in CMI will receive broad exposure through nature.com, one of the most popular scientific websites with over 4 million unique users per month. Researchers can also benefit from the visibility of press coverage for work of significant interest and rapid publication, including publication ahead of print. The CSI and the USTC retain their original editorial rights including copyright and editorial board appointments.

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US New content added to Dialog and DataStar platforms - 25 May 2009

Online information services provider Dialog, US, part of the ProQuest family of brands, has added new content to its Dialog and DataStar platforms, significantly enhancing medical and business information resources. These platforms are best known for their ability to power deep and precise searches of authoritative content.

Among the new content sources is The Lancet, an independent general medical journal. Stringently edited and peer-reviewed to ensure scientific merit and clinical relevance, The Lancet is known for its independent, authoritative voice in global medicine. Its international focus and coverage of all aspects of human health make it a key gateway for medical information research. Lancet Infectious Diseases, Lancet Oncology and Lancet Neurology will also be available through Dialog and DataStar. The content has a two-month embargo from its appearance in hard copy.

Additionally, more than 300 new sources have been added to ABI/INFORM, the foremost source for authoritative business information, and 400 new sources have been added to Periodical Abstracts Plus, a cornerstone resource providing cover-to-cover indexing and abstracting of articles from more than 1,800 general-reference publications.

These content additions are part of an initiative of Dialog and ProQuest to make ProQuest's expansive selection of authoritative, full-text content more widely available to Dialog's traditional markets. The new initiative enriches the ProQuest resources available through the Dialog and DataStar platforms and also makes complementary ProQuest products on their traditional ProQuest platforms available through Dialog sales channels.

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US Unbound Medicine releases medical applications for Android mobile platform - 25 May 2009

Healthcare knowledge management solutions provider Unbound Medicine, US, has announced the availability of premier medical references for smartphones running the Android mobile technology platform from Google, Inc. The Unbound Platform already supports native applications for popular handheld devices including iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Palm. With the addition of Android support, the Unbound Platform further enables healthcare professionals to access up-to-date medical knowledge from the device of their choice.

Among Unbound's products now available for Android are best-selling medical and nursing titles that help clinicians answer questions at the point of need. These include The Merck Manual from Merck & Co, Inc.; Davis's Drug Guide and Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary from F.A. Davis; and the Five-Minute Clinical Consult from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. In addition, Unbound's unique aggregated offerings, Nursing Central and uCentral, for individuals and institutions may be downloaded to Android devices.

Combining sophisticated content designs with powerful Android-specific navigation, Unbound's applications feature rapid search, easy-to-scan text, high resolution images, integrated audio, bookmarking, links to 18 million journal articles in MEDLINE, and extensive cross-linking between resources.

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US National Technical Information Service launches new online library - 25 May 2009

The National Technical Information Service (NTIS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has announced the creation of a new online platform, National Technical Reports Library (NTRL). The online platform seeks to enhance accessibility to the NTIS bibliographic database of over 2.5 million scientific and technical reports.

The NTIS mission is to acquire, index, abstract, and archive the largest collection of U.S. government-sponsored scientific and technical reports in existence. The NTRL operates on an IP-authenticated online interface that allows users to utilise a variety of search strategies for queries on the large NTIS bibliographic database.

The aim is to broadly expand and improve access to over 2.5 million bibliographic records (pre-1960 to present) and over 500k full-text documents in Portable Document Format that are directly linked to the bibliographic database. The database is continuously updated with new content. The NTRL offers access to these authenticated government technical reports to libraries and technical information users.

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UK Journal of Physics B announces special issue on Few-Photon Optics - 25 May 2009

Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (JPhysB), published by non-profit scientific publisher Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP), UK, has announced the publication of a special issue on Few-Photon Optics. The issue is now available to read online.

Recent advances in quantum photonics have allowed the creation and study of various states of light containing one, two and few photons. Led by Guest Editors Dr Messin, Dr Petrosyan, Professor Rarity and Professor Sanders, this collection of papers is a compendium of recent results in the area of few-photon optics.

This issue features articles from many of the leading researchers in the field. Each of these papers is currently free to download until July 31, 2009.

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US EBSCO Publishing releases Nonprofit Organization Reference Center - 25 May 2009

Electronic research databases provider EBSCO Publishing, US, has designed a database to provide useful information to all types of nonprofit sector organisations. These organisations will now gain access to a definitive informational resource designed to meet their specific needs.

Nonprofit Organization Reference Center (NPORC) contains hundreds of thousands of records and complete coverage of more than 200 leading nonprofit and business-related publications, many of which are available in a searchable PDF format. With its extensive scope and content coverage, NPORC seeks to provide nonprofit professionals with information that is vital to the development and successful operation of their organisations. The database is designed for nonprofit organisations and unincorporated nonprofit associations, and other related entities.

NPORC provides full-text coverage of information relevant to many areas integral to the successful function of nonprofits. The database is updated weekly and available on the EBSCOhost platform. In addition EBSCO offers the tools to integrate NPORC content into corporate intranets and portals.

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UK Emerald to exhibit at BookExpo America 2009 - 25 May 2009

Academic and professional literature publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., UK, has announced that the company will be exhibiting at the BookExpo America 2009 to be held at the Jacob K. Javits Center, New York, NY, May 29-31 2009. Emerald will join over 1500 exhibitors at the event ranging from publishers, booksellers, librarians and authors.

Emerald's book publishing programme comprises over 200 book series and over 300 text and reference books, expanding the company's core portfolio of over 200 journals. The books and book series collection also adds depth and breadth to Emerald's subject coverage, moving Emerald into exciting new areas of research and practice including language and linguistics, politics and policy, psychology and sociology and anthropology. The eBook series collections in Business, Management and Economics, and Social Sciences offer international content from a worldwide author base, with new content to be added each year.

Delegates at the conference are invited to visit Emerald booth 3451 to find out more about Emerald books and book series, along with the newly launched eBook series collections.

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India Latest edition of Blogspeak now online - 25 May 2009

The tenth edition of blogspeak is now online. Featured are Gideon Burton (Galileo opened the heavens with Open Access); Donald Zuhn (Docs at BIO: Lilly Counsel Discusses Patent Issues Regarding Personalized Medicine); Bex Walton (Fascinating Ida); and Pete Cashmore (PrintFriendly Makes Blogs Printable). A service of Knowledgespeak.com, Blogspeak includes blog posts relevant to the publishing industry, particularly STM publishing. Subscribers are invited to participate in the latest edition of blogspeak Here.

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