Elsevier Announces New 2012 Frontlist eBooks Collection on SciVerse ScienceDirect Available for Advance Purchase

Amsterdam, November 2, 2011 – Elsevier, the world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that its 2012 eBook Frontlist collections are available for advance purchase on SciVerse ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s online platform for scientific content. This release marks a significant increase in the breadth and depth of the eBook collection on SciVerse ScienceDirect. The 2012 collection covers 23 distinct subject areas, with individual titles scheduled to publish between January 1 and December 31, 2012.

This year sees an increase in the number of Science and Technology (S&T) titles, with more than 50% growth strategically delivered in each of the following top selling collections: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular BiologyBiomedical Science and Medicine, Chemistry and Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science. The chemistry collection alone has doubled in size while the Health Sciences (HS) Clinical Medicine collection has increased by 14%. These are all high quality titles, selected for relevance and published under imprints including Academic Press, Pergamon, North-Holland, W.B. Saunders, Mosby and Churchill Livingstone.

“Our strategic aim for books on SciVerse ScienceDirect is to grow our collections in the subjects our customers want and need most, while retaining our rigorous publication and peer review process to ensure high quality,” said Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director, Elsevier Science and Technology Books. “By combining Elsevier’s trusted content with the benefits of accessibility to books, journals, and innovative mobile applications on the Sciverse ScienceDirect platform, today’s academic, government and corporate institutions are empowered to accelerate research.”

Some of the new eBook titles for SciVerse ScienceDirect include:

Librarians, researchers, and those interested in the eBooks 2012 Collections, or any previously published eBooks can visit  http://www.info.sciverse.com/sciencedirect/content/books/lbi

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About SciVerse ScienceDirect
SciVerse ScienceDirect ( www.sciverse.com) contains 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. Elsevier's extensive full-text collection covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature with more than ten million articles available online. Coverage includes over 2,500 journal titles published by Elsevier with dynamic linking to journals from approximately 2,000 STM publishers through CrossRef. Additionally, SciVerse ScienceDirect contains an expanding library of online major reference works, handbooks, book series and over 10,000 eBooks in all fields of science seamlessly interlinked 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.

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