Elsevier launches The Clinics on ScienceDirect

Expansion of health science titles enhances access for physicians 

Amsterdam, May 16, 2007 - Elsevier has announced the addition of 56 prestigious titles from The Clinics to its premier electronic platform, ScienceDirect. The Clinics span a variety of subjects within the health sciences, ranging from pediatrics to surgery. Among the 56 titles to be launched are: Medical Clinics of North America; Pediatric Clinics of North America; Surgical Clinics of North America; Radiologic Clinics of North America.

The addition of these titles to ScienceDirect increases the number of health sciences titles to more than 600 and the total amount of online journals available on ScienceDirect to more than 2,000. With The Clinics on ScienceDirect, researchers can quickly and easily link across all content including more than 2,000 scientific, technical and medical journals, book series, handbook series and reference works and eBooks. Internal cross-referencing and external linking, enables users to follow their research path with greater ease and efficiency.

"Customers have been asking for inclusion of the Clinics in ScienceDirect and we are happy to say that from now on they will be able to have access to these titles using all features and functionalities ScienceDirect offers," comments James Tonna, Vice President of Sales and Marketing Americas Elsevier.

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About The Clinics
The Clinics (are periodicals that provide comprehensive clinical reviews of timely subjects, including diagnosis and therapy, new materials and new equipment. Each Clinic contains invited reviews (usually 10-14 per issue) on a single topic in a specific specialty or subspecialty. Guest editors for each issue invite leading experts to pen state-of-the-art reviews on a specific aspect of the topic. Around the world, The Clinics are read and respected for their authoritative, unbiased coverage of the topics that matter to researchers and practicing health care professionals. Today, there are 56 different Clinics titles, each one covering a distinct area of surgery, medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, and dentistry.

The first Clinics of North America were published in the early 20th century. In 1912, The Surgical Clinics of John B. Murphy and the Collected Papers of the Mayo Clinic, known respectively as The Surgical Clinics of North America and Medical Clinics of North America, were launched.

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

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 8 million articles are available online, including Articles in Press which offer rapid access to recently accepted manuscripts. The critical mass of information available on ScienceDirect is unsurpassed. Coverage includes over 2,000 journals published by Elsevier and dynamic linking to journals from approximately 350 STM publishers through CrossRef. An expanding program of online major reference works, handbooks and book series 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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