About us | About Scoope | Contact us
Scopelogo
 
google

 
  
 Sponsor Links
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEWS ARCHIVE  
  News archives across months
  News archives across themes
  News archives across category
   
 
   
 

Thomson PDR to publish dental therapeutics guide for ADA - 19 May 2006

Medical information provider Thomson PDR, part of Thomson Corporation, US, has announced a partnership with the American Dental Association (ADA), under which Thomson will publish The ADA/PDR Guide to Dental Therapeutics, 4th Edition. Edited by Sebastian G. Ciancio of the University of Buffalo, the publication will be available in September 2006.

The Dental Therapeutics Guide is written by a team of experts and includes the work of leading academicians and clinicians in dentistry. The guide has been redesigned to facilitate rapid access to critical information needed to treat patients. The content has been categorised into three sections - Drugs Used in Dentistry, Drugs Used in Medicine and Drug Issues in Dental Practice - to enable easier searches.

ADA and Thomson PDR are also discussing additional print and electronic products that will help dentists to provide better care for their patients.

Click here to read the original press release.

Forward ThisForward This
 

 
STORY TOOLS
Bookmark and Share
Share On LinkedInShare
Tweet This !DeliciousBookmark this
Digg ThisLinkedIn Connections

Institute of Physics unveils new open-access environmental science journal - 19 May 2006

The Institute of Physics, UK, has announced the launch of open-access (OA) journal Environmental Research Letters (ERL). The new journal seeks to bring together professional scientists, economists and engineers, as well as the public sector and people engaged in efforts to understand the state of natural systems and, increasingly, the human footprint on the biosphere. Daniel Kammen of the University of California, Berkeley serves as the editor-in-chief.

The OA journal will offer a combination of research letters, commentaries, job and other advertisements, reviews and news items. Additionally, it will also provide free access to wide-ranging content on topics extending across environmental science. Slated for release in October 2006, the journal will be available online for free.

The journal has called for research letter submissions from all researchers working at the forefront of environmental science. The peer-review of all articles will be guided by the Editorial Board to ensure maximal appeal to the journal's broad readership.

Click here to read the original press release.

Forward ThisForward This
 

 
STORY TOOLS
Bookmark and Share
Share On LinkedInShare
Tweet This !DeliciousBookmark this
Digg ThisLinkedIn Connections

Elsevier to offer web-based version of ScienceDirect to Chinese group - 19 May 2006

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, and library management software provider Endeavor Information Systems, US, have announced that they will provide the Chinese Academic Library & Information System (CALIS) with web-based access to ScienceDirect. The web-based model is projected to help Elsevier realise increased economies of scale while delivering the latest academic research in 'real time.' Endeavor is a wholly owned subsidiary of Elsevier.

Previously, a localised version of ScienceDirect was utilised by the CALIS' 100 member organisations to access the more than seven-and-half million articles, 2,000 journals and hundreds of Elsevier books available through the information resource.The localised version required a weekly update of articles and journals. This was achieved by uploading content accessed from CD-ROMs sent directly from Elsevier's Amsterdam headquarters.

The move is one of many Elsevier has launched in recent years to cater to the Chinese market. Its comprehensive Chinese Journal Cooperation Program (CJCP), launched in June 2005, was aimed at improving international quality and distribution of Chinese journals. Earlier, in November 2005, Elsevier launched a joint translation centre with STM publisher Science Press, China, to promote books and journals in the Chinese and international markets.

Click here to read the original press release.

Forward ThisForward This
 

 
STORY TOOLS
Bookmark and Share
Share On LinkedInShare
Tweet This !DeliciousBookmark this
Digg ThisLinkedIn Connections

Blackwell acquires three leading Gastroenterology Books - 19 May 2006

Blackwell Publishing, UK, has announced the acquisition of the Textbook of Gastroenterology, the Atlas of Gastroenterology, and the Handbook of Gastroenterology from healthcare publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW). All three books will continue under the editorial direction of Dr. Tadataka Yamada.

This acquisition is projected to enhance Blackwell's portfolio in gastroenterology. Other gastroenterology titles published by Blackwell include Practical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Colonscopy - Principles and Practice, and Barrett's Esophagus and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. Both the Handbook of Gastroenterology and the Textbook of Gastroenterology have been included in the Brandon/Hill list of "Selected List of Books and Journals for the Small Medical Library." This list has been used as measure of quality and value for medical clinical and reference texts for librarians, book buyers, societies, and publishers.

Click here to read the original press release.

Forward ThisForward This
 

 
STORY TOOLS
Bookmark and Share
Share On LinkedInShare
Tweet This !DeliciousBookmark this
Digg ThisLinkedIn Connections

McGraw-Hill offers free BETA access to new Harrison's Practice - 19 May 2006

Publisher McGraw-Hill Professional, part of McGraw-Hill Companies, US, has announced free beta access to its new Harrison's Practice, a clinical tool which provides answers on demand at the point-of-care. During the beta period, which ends June 16th, users can access Harrison's Practice on the web at http://www.HarrisonsPractice.com. Harrison's Practice will be available for individual and institutional subscriptions including web, wireless and PDA access, starting June 28, 2006.

Harrison's Practice includes fully integrated access to Clinical Pharmacology(R) from Gold Standard Media with in depth information on over 51,000 brand name and generic drugs including pill photos, and patient handouts in Spanish and English. Additionally, hyperlinks throughout Harrison's Practice allow quick access to the primary literature via PubMed.

Written by the team of expert physicians, Harrison's Practice helps medical professionals to quickly find either brief answers or more in depth information to deliver optimal patient care. Additionally, specific guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of the most common medical conditions are available on the desktop, PDA, or via wireless devices like the BlackberryTM or TreoTM.

Click here to read the original press release.

Forward ThisForward This
 

 
STORY TOOLS
Bookmark and Share
Share On LinkedInShare
Tweet This !DeliciousBookmark this
Digg ThisLinkedIn Connections

Kellysearch.com launches online search tool for chemical industry - 19 May 2006

B2B search portal, Kellysearch.com, UK, and chemical information provider International Chemical Information Services (ICIS), have announced the launch of a new search portal, ICISsearch. The portal allows users to search from over 40,000 commercially available chemicals using a chemical abstracts services (CAS) number, the globally recognised number for chemical classification, on both ICIS and on Kellysearch.com.

ICISsearch provides high quality chemical product and service details. With ICISsearch, chemical purchasers can source products from across the globe using a CAS number or a product, service or company name. It is claimed to be the industry's most comprehensive global source of purchasing information for chemicals and chemical services.

The ICISsearch online buyer's guide does not require organisations to pay to register their products and company information. Previously, only advertisers were included in the chemical industry buyer's guides, limiting access to many chemicals, products and services.

Forward ThisForward This
 

 
STORY TOOLS
Bookmark and Share
Share On LinkedInShare
Tweet This !DeliciousBookmark this
Digg ThisLinkedIn Connections

ALPSP names Ian Russell as new CEO - 19 May 2006

The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), US, has announced the appointment of Ian Russell as the new Chief Executive Officer, starting October 1, 2006. He replaces Sally Morris, who retires at the end of December after more than eight years with ALPSP.

Prior to this, Ian was Head of Publishing at the Royal Society, UK's autonomous scientific academy. Earlier, he also served as Assistant Director of Journals at Institute of Physics Publishing.

An international trade association for not-for-profit publishers, ALPSP, has nearly 340 members in 36 countries, publishing nearly 10,000 journals.

Click here to read the original press release.

Forward ThisForward This
 

 
STORY TOOLS
Bookmark and Share
Share On LinkedInShare
Tweet This !DeliciousBookmark this
Digg ThisLinkedIn Connections
 
For banner ads click here