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Wiley to re-launch Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine - 22 Sep 2006

Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., US, has announced an agreement with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine to assume publishing of the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine. Under the deal, Wiley will publish the journal both in print and online via its online publishing platform, Wiley InterScience.

Wiley will re-launch the journal as Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine: A Journal of Translational and Personalized Medicine, in January 2007 with a completely new design and editorial focus. Published continuously since 1934 by The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, the journal is issued six times a year.

The re-launched version will feature articles on the evolving nature of clinical care; its close linkage to bio-medical research; and resulting opportunities for enhanced patient outcomes. Each issue will contain review articles - invited and submitted - from distinguished guest authors from the US and international institutions. In addition, the journal will accept unsolicited articles on translational and personalised medicine, subject to peer review.

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ICIS Forecasting launches US Propylene to Polypropylene monthly report - 22 Sep 2006

Chemical and oil information provider ICIS, part of Reed Business Information, US, has announced the launch of the Propylene to Polypropylene monthly report covering the US market. ICIS forecasting will report on contract prices for propylene on both polymer and refinery grades as well as major PP grades such as Homopolymer Injection, Homopolymer Rafia, Homopolymer BOPP and Copolymer Film.

ICIS forecasting's methodology predicts prices by incorporating the output of the index in the forecasting model of each feedstock product (e.g. propylene, polypropylene). The price generated by incorporating the Market Sentiment Index is provided separately in the monthly report. This is the fourth product chain included in ICIS forecasting, since the launch of reports covering the polystyrene chain in the US market and the polyethylene chain in the US and Asian markets, in June 2006.

ICIS forecasting is completely independent from ICIS price reporting and is based on statistical analysis of historical assessments plus textual analysis of news files.

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CABI set to publish 'The Encyclopedia of Seeds' - 22 Sep 2006

STM database provider CABI Publishing, a division of CAB International, UK, has announced that it will publish the Encyclopedia of Seeds, starting October 6, 2006. The book is reportedly the first authoritative reference work that offers an extensive insight into all aspects of seed biology, seed technology and the uses of seeds.

Encyclopedia of Seeds is projected to be a valuable resource for students and professionals in biological and agricultural sciences, academia and commerce, as well as for those who work in administrative, regulatory and other seed-related areas. With contributions from 110 expert authors worldwide, the book comprises 560 authoritative articles, illustrated with tables, figures, maps, black-and-white and colour photographs, further reading matter and 670 supplementary definitions.

Edited by Michael Black, J Derek Bewley and Peter Halmer, the encyclopaedia was launched at the recently concluded International Horticulture Conference and Exhibition 2006 in Seoul.

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SciDAC 2006 proceedings now available online - 22 Sep 2006

The Journal of Physics: Conference Series, an open access (OA) journal published by the UK based non-profit scientific publisher Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP), has announced that the proceedings of SciDAC 2006 is now available online in volume 46 of the journal. Also, the journal will provide free access to all papers in this volume for the international research community to read.

Organised by the United States Department of Energy, the SciDAC programme funds research that harness the world's most powerful computers to solve the most challenging scientific problems. Held from June 25-29 in Denver, the second annual Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) conference was attended by 300 domain scientists, applied mathematicians, and computer scientists. Papers presented at the conference covered topics from fundamental explorations into the building blocks of matter to integrated climate modelling enabling realistic analysis of the earth's changing climate.

An OA journal for conferences, Journal of Physics: Conference Series publishes high quality, international conferences in a timely manner. It also provides a cost-effective means for conference organisers to quickly publish their proceedings and make them accessible to a wide audience.

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JHU Press signs journal preservation agreement with Portico - 22 Sep 2006

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced an agreement with the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Press to preserve the entire collection of journal titles published by the latter. This inclusion brings the number of titles in the Portico archive to over 3,900.

The JHU Press has been archiving select titles with JSTOR since 1996. Through this agreement, the global publisher seeks to enhance this long-standing commitment to preserve its journal content by archiving 61 journal titles with Portico. JHU Press now joins the growing list of publishers that have chosen to work collectively with JSTOR and Portico. Also, JHU Press has agreed to make an annual financial contribution to support Portico's ongoing operations.

Founded in 1878, the JHU Press is America's oldest university press. It is also one of the world's largest university presses, publishing 61 scholarly periodicals and over 200 new books each year.

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Serials Solutions announces success of participation in OCLC project - 22 Sep 2006

Serials Solutions, a business division of ProQuest Information and Learning, US, has announced that more than 80 of its customers are participating in OCLC, Inc.'s e-Serials project, launched in July 2006. This constitutes nearly 80 percent of the subscriber base of the project.

The cooperation between global library cooperative OCLC and Serials Solutions offers libraries an efficient way to contribute electronic serials holdings to WorldCat and ensure that these holdings are current, accurate and visible. Using a file created by Serials Solutions, OCLC sets holdings for the e-journal subscriptions of libraries. This information appears in WorldCat, OCLC's online union catalogue recently made available to the public at WorldCat.org. Electronic serials holdings information is updated monthly using library-specific information provided to OCLC by Serials Solutions.

There is no charge for Serials Solutions customers and OCLC members to participate in the programme. It makes the library's serials collection more visible to patrons and increases the usage of electronic resources. In addition, the service facilitates the library's ability to control interlibrary loan requests among members of the OCLC cooperatives.

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Dear Subscribers - 22 Sep 2006

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