Elsevier Launches new Health Science eJournal and eClinics Collections

St. Louis, 16 May, 2005 – Today Elsevier, the world-leading scientific, technical, and healthcare professions publisher, announced the launch of new online collections of its high impact journals and widely popular Clinics at the 2005 Medical Librarian Association (MLA) meeting. Elsevier’s Health Science eJournal and eClinics Collections were created in response to clinical and academic librarian demands for comprehensive yet affordable access to healthcare information via the Internet.

The eJournal Collections, with high impact publications from the Elsevier, Mosby, Saunders, and Churchill Livingstone imprints, are available in the following subjects: Nursing, Internal Medicine, Specialty Medicine, Diagnostic Medicine and Surgery. Some of Elsevier’s finest healthcare journals – including The Lancet, The American Journal of Medicine, and Journal of Emergency Nursing – were hand selected for inclusion in the eJournal Collections based on market research involving the clinical library community.

The eClinics Collections provide fully searchable, comprehensive clinical reviews of timely subjects, including diagnosis and therapy, and new technologies.

Both collections offer IP-based access and seamless integration with MD Consult, Elsevier’s online clinical information resource, but do not require an existing MD Consult subscription for access. The eJournals Collections include access to five years of archived content, while the eClinics Collections include all issues from 2002 to present.

“Elsevier’s new collections combine the best of the literature with robust searching and browsing capabilities,” said Glen Campbell, Senior Vice President, US Health Sciences Journals. “This combination strengthens our commitment to provide all of our customers – from small hospitals to large institutions – with the most convenient, flexible tools to help deliver effective patient care.”

“Market research and feedback from our institutional salesforce indicated Elsevier’s nursing content was in high demand by small hospitals and nursing school libraries that lack the budgets to develop extensive journal holdings in this area.” said Patricia Nornhold, Vice President, Nursing Journals. “We crafted the Nursing eJournal collection to satisfy this unmet need in the market. Our goal in developing the eJournals and eClinics Collections is to provide clinical and academic institutions with the tools they need to develop their online holdings and manage spending at the same time.”

Both the eJournal and eClinics Collections will be featured at the MLA 2005 conference, which runs from May 14 -19 in San Antonio, Texas.

About MD Consult

MD Consult is a well-respected source of clinical information within the medical community, helping physicians and nurses answer clinical questions and stay abreast of recent developments online. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, MD Consult is a part of world-leading health science publisher, Elsevier.

The MD Consult Clinical Knowledge System offers an integrated family of online medical information services, which may be used stand-alone or in combination with each other. Its flagship service, MD Consult Core Collection, was introduced in 1997 and is accessed today by more than 275,000 healthcare professionals under paid subscription plans. Over 1,700 healthcare organizations worldwide and nearly 95% of U.S. medical schools license the service. Each month subscribers conduct more than 1.5 million information searches using the service, primarily during daytime practice hours.


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

Drew Karl