STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced the incorporation of MathJax into research papers published online on ScienceDirect. Developed through a collaboration of industry associations, MathJax is a new technology for high-quality, crisp display of mathematical symbols and equations on the web.
With the inclusion of MathJax, ScienceDirect can now display high-resolution, fully scalable symbols and equations seamlessly with the surrounding text, improving the readability and interpretation of authors' research. With this development readers have the ability to magnify equations within an article for closer look, as well as copy and save equations for further research.
There are no further requirements for authors, editors and reviewers to benefit from MathJax. As part of the typesetting process, Elsevier converts mathematical symbols and equations included in submitted manuscripts into MathML, the World Wide Web Consortium standard for mathematics on the web. MathJax has the capability of displaying the generated MathML, ensuring that past and future articles published online on ScienceDirect can benefit from the enhanced display.
The initiative to develop MathJax as a feature was launched in 2009 by the American Mathematical Society, Design Science, Inc., and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Elsevier was one of its first supporters making a commitment to support researchers who want to display and read mathematics on the web. Employing MathJax into research papers published online on ScienceDirect further extends this commitment by enhancing the usability and readability of Elsevier's content to benefit researchers for the long-term.
DEStech Publications, Inc., best known for advanced publications in engineering and science, has announced the inaugural issue of The Journal of Multifunctional Composites, edited by Dr. Gaurav Nilakantan of the University of Southern California.
The Journal of Multifunctional Composites is dedicated to identifying and publishing original work on multifunctional materials and structures. It welcomes analytical, experimental and computational studies of multifunctional composites covering topics such as design and manufacturing; processing and transport; characterisation and properties; interface and damage mechanics; microstructural characterization; modeling and simulation; testing; performance and commercial applications.
Of particular interest is the behavior of multifunctional composites that bridge the length scales from the molecular to the macro, as well as performance under extreme environments that span quasi-static to ballistic strain rates and sub-freezing to above-melting temperatures. Composite materials include synthetic, natural and biological fibers and particle reinforcements in polymer, metal and ceramic matrices - and hybrid variants. Biomimetic, self-healing, self-cooling, active morphing, functionally graded, nano, green and smart composite structures are of interest.
STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced the launch of a Japanese user interface to Scopus. The interface provides Japanese users with the ability to find their way through the product in their local language.
Japanese users will now be able to find the research information they are looking for more efficiently - expanding beyond Scopus' basic search functionalities to utilising more advanced features such as personalisation and alerts. As additional support all in-product help files have been translated into Japanese to further increase product understanding, helping Japanese librarians in their teaching and usage of Scopus.
According to Tetsu Ikeda, Director, Science&Technology, Elsevier Japan, this local-language interface will help Japanese users accelerate the speed of their research, conduct analyses, determine their research strategy, provide trainings in a more efficient and effective way and gain information critical to develop their academic career.
Covering the world's research literature, Scopus claims to be the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. Featuring smart tools to track, analyse and visualise research, Scopus was designed and developed with input from over 500 users and librarians internationally. Its unique database contains abstracts and references from nearly 20,500 peer-reviewed journals from more than 5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage.
The Journal of Dental Hygiene is the premier, peer-reviewed scientific research publication for dental hygienists. Starting in 2013, as part of the transition to HighWire, JDH will begin publishing six issues per year.
At the forefront of strategic scholarly publishing, HighWire Press provides the latest in digital content development and hosting solutions to the scholarly community through its HighWire Open Platform. A division of the Stanford University Libraries, HighWire partners with influential societies, university presses, and other independent publishers, sharing ideas and innovations in publishing, and producing definitive online versions of high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, books, reference works, and other scholarly content.
STM publisher Thieme Publishing Group, Germany, recently published the Atlas of Anatomy Latin Nomenclature, Second Edition. The resource is the Latin version of the latest edition of Anne Gilroy et al.'s Atlas of Anatomy, which became a bestseller by promoting the process of learning anatomy while providing exquisite art and clinical context.
The new edition is said to take the same user-friendly approach as the first edition and is packed with over 2,400 full-colour illustrations. It guides users step-by-step through each region of the body, helping them master the details of anatomy.
Popular features retained from the first edition include coverage of each region intuitively arranged to simplify learning. Over 170 tables summarise key anatomic information for ease of study and review. An innovative, user-friendly format is used, in which each two-page spread is a self-contained guide to a topic. Muscle Fact spreads are seen to facilitate memorisation, reference and review. These organise the essentials about muscles, including origin, insertion, innervation and action.
The features of the new edition include more clinical correlations to help students make the connection between anatomy and medicine. Surface anatomy spreads now include regions and reference lines or planes in addition to landmarks and palpable structures to develop physical exam skills. Also, new sectional anatomy spreads at the end of units build familiarity with 2D views of anatomic regions.