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US Elsevier introduces nine new life sciences books at Experimental Biology 2015 conference in Boston - 31 Mar 2015

STM publisher Elsevier has announced the publication of the latest edition of Knobil and Neill's Physiology of Reproduction. Elsevier is introducing this updated foundational reference on human and comparative reproduction along with eight other life sciences book titles at the Experimental Biology 2015 conference held in Boston from March 28–April 1, 2015. The new books are part of Elsevier's life sciences book portfolio and will be on display at booth # 542.

The new edition of the two-volume set, Knobil and Neill's Physiology of Reproduction, edited by Dr. Tony M. Plant and Dr. Anthony J. Zeleznik, has been extensively revised, reflecting numerous fundamental advancements in this rapidly developing field. It provides a common language for researchers across the fields of physiology, endocrinology and biology to discuss their understanding of reproduction. The new edition synthesizes all of this new information at the molecular, cellular and organismal levels of organization and presents modern physiology in a more understandable and comparative context.

Dr. Plant's research has been focused on the neurobiology of puberty onset, the neuroendocrine control of the menstrual cycle and testis, the endocrine control of spermatogenesis and, most recently, in the cell and molecular biology underlying spermatogonial differentiation. Dr. Zeleznik's doctoral work was the first to document that a principal action of follicle stimulating hormone in the ovary was to induce LH receptors on granulosa cells, an action that enables the follicle to ovulate and luteinize in response to LH.

The nine new life sciences books are: Knobil and Neill's Physiology of Reproduction, Fourth Edition by Tony Plant and Anthony Zeleznik; Genomic Control Process: Development and Evolution by Isabelle Peter and Eric Davidson; MicroRNA in Regenerative Medicine by Chandan Sen; Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in Biological Processes by Sid Becker and Andrey Kuznetsov; Re-Engineering Clinical Trials: Best Practices for Streamlining the Development Process by Peter Schueler and Brendan Buckley; Introductory Experiments on Biomolecules and Their Interactions by Robert DeLong and Qiongqiong Zhou; Hematology and Coagulation: A Comprehensive Review for Board Preparation, Certification and Clinical Practice by Amer Wahed and Amitava Dasgupta; MRI Atlas of Pituitary Pathology by Kevin Pantalone, Stephen Jones, Robert Weil and Amir Hamrahian; and Planning a Career in Biomedical and Life Sciences: Making Informed Choices by Avrum Gotlieb.

The books are available on the Elsevier Store and on ScienceDirect, Elsevier's full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from over 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 33,000 book titles.

At the conference, Elsevier is also launching EBioMedicine, an open-access journal supported by Cell Press and The Lancet. The scope of EBioMedicine will cover the entire breadth of translational and clinical research within all disciplines of life and health sciences, ranging from basic science to clinical and public/global health science. The journal will also place a high priority on rapid publication.

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US Wiley launches new open access journal spanning entire breadth of the dentistry field - 31 Mar 2015

Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has announced the launch of a new open access journal spanning the entire breadth of the dentistry field, Clinical and Experimental Dental Research (CEDR).

CEDR will publish quality, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of dentistry and oral surgery, diseases, and medicine. This provides authors with a new platform for rapid publication and dissemination of their research in the dental field.

The journal joins Wiley's portfolio of dentistry journals as one of the first open access journals to provide extensive coverage of the dentistry field. CEDR is supported by many respected titles including the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, Clinical Oral Implants Research and Molecular Oral Microbiology.

Dr. Asbjørn Jokstad, professor at The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, Norway, will serve as the Editor-in-Chief of CEDR. Dr. Jokstad has produced numerous research and teaching publications, book chapters and conference presentations in multiple fields of dentistry, with special emphasis on evidence-based dentistry, conservative dentistry, prosthodontics, toxicology and on TMD.

All articles in CEDR will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) License on Wiley Online Library. Authors with open access mandates from funders will be fully compliant when publishing with this journal. A publication fee will be payable by authors on acceptance of their articles. Authors affiliated with, or funded by, an organisation that has a Wiley Open Access Account can publish without directly paying any publication charges.

The journal is open to submissions now and will publish online in spring 2015.

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US CLOCKSS in deal with CHORUS to support perpetual public access to US funded research articles - 31 Mar 2015

The CLOCKSS Archive, a not-for-profit joint venture between the world's leading academic publishers and research libraries, has entered into an agreement with CHORUS (Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States), the not-for-profit, cost-effective, and sustainable public access solution, to support the archiving, preservation, and perpetual public access to articles reporting on US federally funded research, at no additional cost to taxpayers.

As a result of the agreement, CHORUS Publisher Members will be able to take advantage of a special arrangement with CLOCKSS to establish permanent, perpetual public access to content and ensure the integrity and sustainability of the scholarly record. CHORUS works with US federal agencies, publishers, service providers, and researchers to enable, monitor, and preserve public access to published articles. Built on CrossRef's open, interoperable framework, CHORUS services are initiated when researchers submit their articles to publishers.

CLOCKSS has agreements with 200 publishers and has preserved more than 11,000 academic journals, from participating scientific publishers. Through the agreement, CLOCKSS will provide public access to the archived publications should a publisher fail to provide public access for a period of longer than 30 days and there no other parties providing public access.

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US PennWell expands Oil & Gas Journal - 31 Mar 2015

PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, has announced that it will publish Oil, Gas & Petrochem Equipment (OG&PE) as part of its Oil & Gas Journal beginning in May to serve a consolidated audience of 137,000 oil and gas professionals worldwide.

OG&PE grew out of Oil & Gas Journal in 1954 and has since been published monthly to cover industry equipment. Oil & Gas Journal, known as the industry's leading weekly international news and technology magazine, began life in 1902 to focus on upstream, midstream, and downstream operations. While leaving both brands intact, the reunion combines Oil & Gas Journal's news, technology, and statistics with OG&PE's coverage of equipment and services.

The product-rich OGPE.com website and weekly Equip-Alert e-Newsletter will continue in their present formats, with daily postings and social media. Oil & Gas Journal retains its weekly frequency, with OG&PE to be included in its printed issue the first week of each month. Oil & Gas Journal also publishes weekly in a digital magazine format, along with its full suite of digital services, including OGJ.com, multiple newsletters, and social media.

Based in Tulsa, veteran editor J.B. Avants will continue to lead OG&PE in collaboration with Oil & Gas Journal editor Bob Tippee.

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US Mary Ann Liebert appoints Dr. Terry Flotte as new Editor-in-Chief of Human Gene Therapy - 31 Mar 2015

Publisher Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers has announced the appointment of Dr. Terry R. Flotte, Executive Deputy Chancellor, Provost, and Dean of the School of Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School, as the new incoming Editor-in-Chief of Human Gene Therapy, Human Gene Therapy Methods, and Human Gene Therapy Clinical Development, effective July 1, 2015. Dr. Flotte is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal.

Dr. Flotte will succeed Dr. James M. Wilson, Director of the Gene Therapy Program, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, who has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal since 2003.

Dr. Flotte is well known in the gene therapy community. He was the Principal Investigator for the first use of rAAV in humans, in cystic fibrosis trials beginning in 1995, leading to important early safety data and contributing important observations regarding molecular mechanisms of rAAV persistence and immune responses in humans. Dr. Flotte is the author of more than 230 scholarly papers, his published work has been cited close to 7,500 times, and his research has been continuously NIH funded for 22 years. The Flotte lab is currently investigating the delivery of therapeutic genes and microRNA with recombinant vectors for genetic diseases, such as alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency. Dr. Flotte serves on the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the ASGCT Advisory Council, setting policy and goals for promoting gene therapy research through public education, scientific meetings, and scientific committees.

Alongside his leadership roles, Dr. Flotte has also continued his pediatric practice while pursuing clinical trials and basic laboratory research. Dr. Flotte has received numerous honors and awards, including the E. Mead Johnson award for outstanding scientific contributions from the Society of Pediatric Research in 2005, the Massachusetts Society for Medical Research Award for pioneering work in human gene therapy and his leadership in groundbreaking biomedical research in 2012. In 2013, he was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars.

The editorial transition will begin on May 1, 2015 and Dr. Flotte will take full helm of the Journal on July 1, 2015.

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Switzerland Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers celebrate 125 years of service to medical science - 31 Mar 2015

On the occasion of its 125th anniversary, Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers in Basel, Switzerland, has published the complete book titles since its foundation in 1890 online and is presenting Highlights and Special Publications spanning 125 years on the Karger Website. An anniversary Festschrift documenting the history and present-day activities of the independent family-run company, which is led by Gabriella Karger in the fourth generation, is also being released. On the occasion of its jubilee, Karger Publishers has established a scholarship fund for scientists who wish to obtain an MBA in Academic Management at the University of Basel.

Scientists and researchers have a vital interest that their achievements are published, and in their publications they refer to other scientific texts. From their headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers ensure that the global scientific community receives high-quality content in a user-friendly way. For this reason, it has retro-digitized all books prior to 1997 that were ever published by Karger and is presenting them on the Karger Website. The 'eBook Archive Collection' comprises 2,400 Karger titles, over a third of which are out-of-print.

In addition, over 80 specially chosen titles from the digitized book and journal program spanning 125 years are available online. The 'Publishing Highlights' begin with the very first Karger Publication from 1890, a handbook for obstetrics in the German language. They extend to the newest release in molecular medicine.

For the anniversary a richly illustrated Festschrift will be released. It tells the history of Karger Publishers until the present day.

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US NLM to host ‘Images and Texts in Medical History: An Introduction to Methods, Tools, and Data from the Digital Humanities’ workshop - 31 Mar 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) will host the workshop Images and Texts in Medical History: An Introduction to Methods, Tools, and Data from the Digital Humanities on April 11-13, 2016. The event will be funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), part of the NLM's ongoing partnership with NEH, and held in cooperation with Virginia Tech, The Wellcome Library and The Wellcome Trust.

Images and Texts in Medical History will involve presentations by leading scholars in digital humanities, who will demonstrate and discuss how emerging approaches to the analysis of texts and images can be used by scholars and librarians in the field of medical history.

Images and Texts in Medical History will engage key issues in the history of medicine that have contemporary and future relevance including, but not limited to, the spread of disease, the rise of health professions, scientific research, health policy, and cultural definitions of health and disease.

Images and Texts in Medical History will be a unique public forum involving a hands-on instruction interdisciplinary workshop and sessions open to the public that will provide historians of medicine and interested others with an opportunity to learn about tools, methods, and texts in the digital humanities that can inform research, teaching, scholarship, and public policy.

Participation in Images and Texts in Medical History will be free to workshop attendees and members of the public who wish to attend the open sessions. However, registration will be required in order to manage space and related requirements. Registration details will be announced this summer at www.medicalhistworkshop.org.

The confirmed participants in the Images and Texts in Medical History workshop include two digital humanists, Miriam Posner and Ben Schmidt, invited to provide instruction in tools and methods in two longer sessions, and a medical historian, Jeremy A. Greene, who will deliver a keynote address on the impact of new technologies on medical history. Other participants, including panelists, will be invited to take part once the workshop plans are finalized and in consultation with the planning committee.

The NLM's support of Images and Texts in Medical History follows-on its cooperative involvement in the April 2013 symposium Shared Horizons: Data, Biomedicine, and the Digital Humanities, which explored the intersection of digital humanities and biomedicine, and the October 2013 symposium An Epidemiology of Information: New Methods for Interpreting Disease and Data, which explored new methods for large-scale data analysis of epidemic disease.

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