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US WK Health and Amirsys announce new book and eBook agreement - 11 Jul 2008

Medical information provider Wolters Kluwer Health (WK Health), US, and imaging informatics provider Amirsys, Inc., US, has announced a new book and eBook agreement. The deal will combine the growing Amirsys brand with the Lippincott Williams & Wilkins brand and global sales and marketing reach.

It is expected that this arrangement will yield an exceptional offering of specialised diagnostic imaging expertise for radiology and pathology professionals. The forthcoming product line, released over the next eight years, will include over eighty references, including the popular Diagnostic and Surgical Imaging Anatomy series and the new Expert Differential Diagnoses (ExpertDDx) series.

Developed by a cadre of leading experts in every subspecialty of radiology, the ExpertDDx series provides more than 1,000 of the most useful differential diagnoses in all body parts. Each book and eBook contains a brief bulleted text that aids the reader with helpful clues for common diagnoses, as well as clear images that illustrate each differential diagnosis. Scheduled for release in November 2008, the first titles to publish in this series include: Brain and Spine, Abdomen, Musculoskeletal, and Obstetrics.

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UK Emerald collaborates with academic institutions to send journal archives to emerging economies - 11 Jul 2008

Academic and professional literature publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., UK, is collaborating with several academic institutions to send journal archives to universities in Africa. This initiative was launched to encourage the recycling and reuse of past publications that may still be of use to students and researchers in emerging economies.

Eric Broug, Regional Business Manager for Africa at Emerald first prompted a partnership with Leeds Metropolitan University with a letter which appeared in The Times Higher Education Supplement. In response to the letter, Leeds Metropolitan University Library School contacted Emerald to pursue this idea further. This led to an archive donation from Leeds Met to the LIS School of Makerere University in Ghana earlier this year.

Following on from the success of this partnership, Emerald is now working with other academic institutions from the UK and other parts of the world to send journal volumes to various African countries, with projects underway in Zambia and Nigeria. All the organisations involved are hopeful that these collaborative projects, where all parties contribute in one way or another, will create awareness and serve as an example and success story of academics from around the world working together in partnership.

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Switzerland New OA journal on energy research and policy launched - 11 Jul 2008

Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI), Switzerland, has launched a new open access (OA) journal - Energies. Dr. Edwin Kessler, founding Director of the National Severe Storms Laboratory, NOAA, serves as Editor-in-Chief.

Energies is a peer-reviewed journal of related scientific research, technology development and policy and management studies. The journal's coverage includes subject area's such as energy sources; energy infrastructure; energy applications; energy saving and efficiency; and other general energy topics.

The inaugural issue of the journal is currently available online at http://www.mdpi.org/energies/list08.htm#issue1. Authors are invited you contribute long research papers or comprehensive review papers for consideration and publication in Energies. Papers published are immediately indexed by Google Scholar.

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German FIZ Karlsruhe releases publication to mark German Year of Mathematics - 11 Jul 2008

Scientific information services provider FIZ Karlsruhe, Germany, has released its new information brochure - A Focus on Mathematics - on the occasion of the German Year of Mathematics. The publication is dedicated to 140 years of knowledge management in mathematics. Ten articles by expert authors span the bridge from the beginnings of the documentation of scientific results in the Jahrbuch der Fortschritte der Mathematik (1868) to today's mathematical online portals and databases.

FIZ Karlsruhe, a non-profit service institution which has been a partner for information transfer and knowledge management in science and industry for more than 30 years, has close connections to mathematics. On its foundation in 1977, the editorial departments of Zentralblatt der Mathematik and Zentralblatt für die Didaktik der Mathematik became part of FIZ Karlsruhe.

Together with partners in Germany and abroad, the institution produces other mathematical information services besides ZMATH, and all of these are offered online. The new brochure presents FIZ Karlsruhe's entire service spectrum in mathematics. The articles on electronic sources of information are complemented by practical examples illustrating how information retrieved from databases can be used in biographical research (taking the mathematician Wolfgang Doeblin as an example); for finding solutions to long-term problems (four colour conjecture and four colour theorem); or for handling unexpected mathematical applications (cryptography and Turing machines).

A Focus on Mathematics is part of FIZ Karlsruhe's series of special publications on current research topics. The brochure is available for free download at http://www.fiz-karlsruhe.de/publications.html.

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US Thomson Reuters named 2008 top technology supplier by MeetingTechOnline - 11 Jul 2008

The Scientific business of Thomson Reuters has announced that they have been named one of the top technology suppliers of 2008 by MeetingTechOnline (MTO) for the Abstract Central product. MTO, an online publication and community, provides technology information and education for the meetings industry.

This year, MTO launched the Technology award programme that honors distinguished and innovative technology suppliers in the meetings and events industry. Winners were selected based on software applications, services, innovation and interface, as well as leadership in the development of technology tools.

Abstract Central is a web-based application designed to provide meetings with secure, complete, cost-effective solutions for abstract submission, peer review, program creation, publishing output and administrative control.

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German Wiley-VCH journals make an Impact - 11 Jul 2008

Wiley-VCH, the German subsidiary of John Wiley & Sons, US, has announced that more than 65 percent of its journals have shown a year on year increase in their Impact Factor or Immediacy Index. A number of new journals have also received excellent first ratings in the recently released Thomson Reuters 2007 Journal Citation Reports (JCR).

For the second year in a row, Angewandte Chemie, the flagship journal of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) achieved an Impact Factor above 10. With 10.031 Angewandte further strengthens its position as the number one chemistry journal for original research and reviews. In its 50th anniversary year Biometrical Journal sees its Impact Factor increase by 76 percent. The journal is rapidly climbing up the ranks in the categories it is listed in. Laser Physics Letters increased its Impact Factor by 57 percent and moved to rank 8 in the Instruments & Instrumentation category. Small, the interdisciplinary journal on nanotechnology, showed further growth on its first Impact Factor attained last year. The journal is now listed under the top 10 journals in five ISI categories.

New journals with a very first Impact Factor or Immediacy Index include Fuel Cells; ChemMedChem; Chemistry- An Asian Journal; and Macromolecular Reaction Engineering.

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UK New Editor-in-Chief for Primary Care Diabetes - 11 Jul 2008

Professor Rhys Williams has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of the journal Primary Care Diabetes, effective July 2008. He will take over from Professor Guy Rutten, who has been the acting Editor-in-Chief since the journal's launch in 2007. Primary Care Diabetes is the official journal of Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCDE).

Rhys Williams is Dean of Medicine and Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the School of Medicine, Swansea University, UK. His main research interests relate to diabetes epidemiology, the provision of health care to people with diabetes and related long-term conditions, the epidemiology of the metabolic syndrome and the monitoring and prevention of childhood obesity. He is a member of Diabetes UK's Advisory Council, Chair of its Wales Advisory Council and was, until recently, the Vice President of the International Diabetes Federation. He is a member of IDF's Prevention Task Force and of its Diabetes Atlas Editorial Board. He is also a visiting consultant to the World Health Organization, Geneva.

Launched in 2007, Primary Care Diabetes is seen to be a valuable resource for general practitioners, nurses and other diabetes primary-care workers. The journal publishes original research articles and high quality reviews in the fields of clinical care, diabetes education, nutrition, health services, psychosocial research and epidemiology and other areas as far as is relevant for diabetology in a primary-care setting. Also, the journal publishes news and articles concerning the policies and activities of Primary Care Diabetes Europe and reflects the society's aim of improving the care for people with diabetes mellitus within the primary-care setting.

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India Attention Subscribers - Benefit now from the Content atomisation initiative from Knowledgespeak - 11 Jul 2008

Knowledgespeak is planning to atomise its content. A preliminary but significant initiative has already been taken in this direction. For an internationally esteemed association, we have repackaged and categorised our news under various topics to suit the information needs of its members. We are exploring other possibilities of bringing a granular dimension to our content that we believe can help us reach a wider audience, such as providing RSS feeds categorised into various topics of interest.

Readers are invited to discuss mutually beneficial methods and possibilities of atomising such content, as we firmly believe this can help all of us in serving a better value proposition to our users. Please contact us at scope@scopeknowledge.com with your thoughts and for further discussions in this direction.

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