Elsevier Welcomes New Editor for The Journal of Urology

William D. Steers, M.D., F.A.C.S. to Lead World’s Premier Urology Journal

New York, 8 November 2007 - Elsevier, world leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information, welcomes William D. Steers, M.D., F.A.C.S. as Editor of The Journal of Urology ®, the official journal of the American Urological Association (AUA), and the most widely read and cited journal in the field. Dr. Steers replaces former Editor Martin I. Resnick, M.D., who died earlier this year. Dr. Steers was appointed by the AUA and assumed editorship of The Journal on November 1, 2007.

“It is indeed a great honor to be named Editor of one of the world’s leading medical and scientific journals,” states Dr. Steers. “I eagerly look forward to working with the AUA and Elsevier to build upon the quality instilled by my predecessors. My vision, with the help of my outstanding editorial board and staff, is to position The Journal to meet the challenges posed by today’s competitive publishing environment and the array of platforms by which readers obtain the latest, up-to-date medical information.”

“Elsevier’s publishing partnership with the AUA has provided us the opportunity to work closely with the key leaders in the urology community,” comments Glen Campbell, Senior Vice President of the U.S. Health Sciences Journals Division at Elsevier. "Going forward, we look forward to working with Dr. Steers and building on the legacy of his predecessors, while we continue to develop innovative strategies for disseminating research and educational information in this increasingly important specialty."

Dr. Steers is the Hovey Dabney Professor of Urology and chair of the Department of Urology at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, and a Trustee on the American Board of Urology. Prior to assuming the editorship of The Journal, he served as one of The Journal’s associate editors.

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About The Journal of Urology
The official journal of the American Urological Association and the most widely read and cited journal in the field, The Journal of Urology ® brings solid coverage of all of the clinically relevant information needed to stay at the forefront of the dynamic field of urology. This premier journal presents investigative studies on critical areas of research and practice, survey articles providing short condensations of the best and most important urology literature worldwide and practice-oriented reports on significant clinical observations.

About the American Urological Association
Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is the pre-eminent professional organization for urologists, with more than 15,000 members throughout the world. An educational nonprofit organization, the AUA pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care by carrying out a wide variety of programs for members and their patients, including UrologyHealth.org, an award-winning on-line patient education resource, and the American Urological Association Foundation, Inc.

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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