Elsevier to Include Doyma Spanish Medical Collection Titles on ScienceDirect

Increases Accessibility to Content and Expands Visibility for Authors

Amsterdam, January 6, 2009 – Elsevier, the world’s leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that fifty prestigious titles from the Elsevier Doyma Spanish Medical Collection are available on ScienceDirect, its online scientific research platform.

Doyma, the leading Spanish language medical publisher acquired by Elsevier in 2005, publishes approximately 5,000 high quality papers every year. The inclusion of Elsevier Doyma titles on ScienceDirect will allow more researchers across the world to access these articles.

To date, the Elsevier Doyma collection has only been available through http://www.doyma.es and http://www.elsevierinstituciones.com and the narrow distribution as well as Spanish language nature of these platforms has limited access. The thousands of authors represented in the Elsevier Doyma collection will now enjoy greater market visibility, increasing the potential for research collaboration and recognition. In addition, many of the articles will now include English abstracts benefiting non-Spanish speaking researchers.

“The Elsevier Doyma Spanish Medical Collection represents a wide range of high-quality journals,” commented Rafael Sidi, Vice President, Product Management, ScienceDirect. “We are excited to include these titles on ScienceDirect giving them more visibility in the global research community.”

The addition of the Spanish Medical Collection follows the successful launch of Elsevier’s Masson French Medical titles early 2008 and contributes to the evolution of the ScienceDirect platform into a comprehensive and complete source of global scientific knowledge.

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