Elsevier to Launch Over 600 Health Science E-Book Titles on ScienceDirect

Increases Accessibility to Market-Leading Health Science Content

St. Louis, MO, January 23, 2009 – Elsevier, the world’s leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that over 600 Medical, Veterinary Medicine, and Health Professions book titles will be launched in Health Science eBook Collections in April 2009 on ScienceDirect, its online scientific research platform.

Elsevier’s health science books are published under the imprints W.B. Saunders, Mosby, Churchill Livingstone, and Hanley & Belfus, publishers with a rich medical and health science publishing heritage dating back to 1688. The inclusion of these books on ScienceDirect will allow more researchers across the world to access these valuable content resources.

To date, Elsevier’s medical and health science book titles have only been available through MD Consult for clinical practitioners and medical education, Evolve eBooks for health professions education, and Veterinary Consult for veterinary medicine education. The thousands of authors represented in the Elsevier medical and health science collections on ScienceDirect will now enjoy greater market visibility, increasing the potential for research collaboration and recognition.

“As part of Elsevier’s strategic expansion of its electronic content offerings, we are pleased to offer a wide range of high-quality medical books via ScienceDirect, further expanding the value and breadth of content available on ScienceDirect,” commented Linda Belfus, Senior Vice President, Global Medicine, Health Sciences. “This represents an important opportunity for our medical books to achieve greater utility and visibility in the global medical and scientific community, as well as reach new markets.”

Linda Duncan, Vice President and Publisher, Nursing & Health Professions, Health Sciences, added “Elsevier’s inclusion of books from health science areas such as physical therapy, optometry, and veterinary medicine on ScienceDirect exposes customers around the globe to content they might not readily have been able to access previously.”

The addition of the Elsevier Health Science Collections follows the successful launch of Elsevier’s Science & Technology book titles late in 2007 and contributes to the evolution of the ScienceDirect platform into a comprehensive and complete source of global scientific knowledge.

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About ScienceDirect
Over a quarter of the world’s full text scientific, technical and medical (STM) peer-reviewed articles – managed by renowned editors, written by respected authors and read by researchers from around the globe – are available in one place.

Elsevier’s extensive and unique full-text collection covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature including high impact factor titles such as THE LANCET, Cell, and Tetrahedron. Over nine million articles are available online, including Articles in Press which offer online access to recently accepted manuscripts. The critical mass of trusted journals available on ScienceDirect is unsurpassed. Coverage includes over 2,500 journals published by Elsevier and dynamic linking to journals from approximately 2,000 STM publishers through CrossRef. An expanding program of online major reference works, handbooks, book series and over 4,400 eBooks in all fields of science seamlessly interlinks with primary research referenced in journal articles.

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.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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