Elsevier Introduces The American Journal of Medicine Blog

Dynamic forum now launched

New York, NY, December 16, 2008 – The American Journal of Medicine (AJM), one of Elsevier’s flagship health sciences journals, has introduced the American Journal of Medicine blog, a dynamic forum where physicians and other healthcare professionals can discuss the research and applications for clinical practice that have been published in the journal.

“The American Journal of Medicine has been a leading medical journal for more than 50 years,” comments Joseph S. Alpert, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine and Editor-in-Chief of the journal. “The editorial and administrative arms of the journal and publisher Elsevier feel that the time is right to take greater advantage of the interactivity and social networking opportunities offered by the web. Therefore we have launched the AJM blog. We welcome opinion, relevant statistics, quotations from other sources, rational and thoughtful commentary and academic debate. Our expectation is that the journal’s blog will spark informative — perhaps even spirited — discussions, similar to those found on other media blogs. We want to know what our readers think about what we are publishing.”

Primary content for the blog is taken from the pages of the journal including most editorials, commentaries and lead research articles.

Blog submissions that do not adhere to the standard of quality and level of professionalism appropriate to the journal and its readership will not be accepted. Blog submissions are limited to 150 words and selected references supporting a particular point are allowed. Material posted on the blog is not published by AJM and therefore will not be cited as a manuscript or letter in AJM; submissions will not have AJM or PubMed citations.

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About the American Journal of Medicine
The American Journal of Medicine, known as the “Green Journal,” is one of the oldest and most prestigious general internal medicine journals published in the United States. It is ranked 11th out of 100 General and Internal Medicine titles according to the 2007 Journal Citation Reports© published by Thomson Reuters.

AJM, the official journal of The Association of Professors of Medicine, a group comprised of chairs of departments of internal medicine at 125-plus U.S. medical schools, publishes peer-reviewed, original scientific studies that have direct clinical significance. The information contained in this article in The American Journal of Medicine is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment, and the Journal recommends consultation with your physician or healthcare professional. AJM is published by Elsevier.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence,and ClinicalKey—and publishes over 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

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