Elsevier's eClips Consult Streamlines Clinicians' Access to Medical Journal Content

eClips Consult Web site, Daily E-mail Digests Deliver Top Articles and Commentary to Busy Physicians

Philadelphia, PA – January 14, 2009 – Elsevier, the world’s leading publisher of medical literature announced today it has introduced eClips Consult, a Web site and e-mail digest service designed to simplify the process of professional medical journal research and information access. The site and e-mail service address physicians’ need to quickly identify and assimilate information from 350 major medical journals and journal abstract databases by providing article recommendations from a team of more than 280 medical specialists.

“Think of eClips Consult as a team of leading physicians from every specialty standing by you, reading and selecting the best articles across all specialties to ensure you receive the ground breaking information you need, but don't have time to find on your own. eClips Consult keeps you informed while you focus on your patients,” said John Schrefer, VP, Publisher, Continuity Publications for Health Sciences in Philadelphia. “This site represents one more step in bridging the gap between medical research and the practice of medicine.”

Features of eClips Consult include:

* Article abstracts plus expert commentary on an article’s relevance to or impact on a medical specialty.
* Daily e-mails containing articles based on subscribers’ search criteria including keywords, journal titles or topics of interest.
* Easy, one-click access to full text articles.
* Peer discussion, allowing physicians to comment on an article's relevance or importance to medical practice or specialty needs.
* Star-based article rating system that helps physicians narrow article searches, with each article rated from "Top Article" to "Suggested Reading".
* Evidence-ranked articles, enabling physicians to better evaluate an article’s level of empirical support.

eClips Consult’s numerous editorial boards feature more than 280 experts in 28 medical specialties or sub-specialties. Surveying the most popular medical journals from across the globe, these boards select journal articles with the highest relevance and value for practicing physicians. Preference is given to articles of high clinical importance supported by strong medical evidence and free from previously published information. Additionally, eClips Consult’s e-mail digest service sends articles to physician subscribers as soon as they are published.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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