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Wednesday 04 March, 2009


Elsevier Announces Launch of Osteopathic Family...

ST. LOUIS, Missouri, March 4 /PRNewswire/ --     Elsevier, world-leading 
publisher of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, is pleased to announce the July 2009
launch of a new peer-reviewed medical journal in partnership with the
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), Osteopathic Family

    Osteopathic Family Physician, Official Journal of the American College of
Osteopathic Family Physicians, is designed to deliver information that helps
osteopathic family physicians care for their patients and improve their
practices. Reflecting the interests of Association members and other health
professionals, the journal's content will cover such diverse topics as
preventive medicine, managed care, osteopathic principles and practices, pain
management, public health, medical education and practice management.

    Providing a forum for careful systematic reviews of primary care,
Osteopathic Family Physician's particular emphases will include an active
forum for the presentation of family medicine research in diverse settings,
involving medical students, residents, fellows and practicing professionals.

    ACOFP's President, Jan D. Zieren, DO, MPH, FACOFP dist, noted that, "At a
time when our members are facing constant and extreme change in the U.S.
Healthcare System, Osteopathic Family Physician will deliver resources that
will contribute to enhanced patient care and support successful practice
management." As the official journal of the ACOFP, the journal will publish
policy statements, communications from the Board of Governors and notices of
important Committee and Special Interest Group projects. "It is our intention
that the journal will help our membership stay informed about and better
understand the activities in which ACOFP is involved on their behalf," Dr.
Zieren continued.

    An eminent Editorial Board will be led by noted clinician, researcher and
educator, Jay H. Shubrook Jr., DO, FACOFP, Director, Diabetes Fellowship,
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Associate Director of
Family Practice Residency, O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens, Ohio. "We are
working to have Osteopathic Family Physician become a publication that
represents the best of osteopathic family medicine, including educational
initiatives, original research and important advances in practice
management," commented Dr. Shubrook. "Our further hope is that it would be
viewed as an authoritative resource by those outside the profession who want
to better understand the breadth and scope of osteopathic family medicine."

    Joining Editor-in-Chief Shubrook is Associate Editor Joel A. Kase, DO,
MPH, Director of Medical Education, Department of Graduate Medical Education,
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, Maine,
and Emergency Physician at Maine General Medical Center, Waterville, Maine.
Dr. Kase is currently Editor of the Association's newsletter, Osteopathic
Family Physician News, and former chair of the ACOFP Editorial Committee.

    Elsevier Publishing Director Chris Baumle commented, "We welcome the
opportunity to partner with a dynamic group like ACOFP and envision that
Osteopathic Family Physician will become an increasingly important forum for
information exchange about a wide range of topics in the field."

About the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP

    Founded in 1950, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
( is the national organization of more than 20,000
practicing osteopathic family physicians and physicians-in-training. ACOFP's
mission is to promote excellence in osteopathic family medicine through
quality education, visionary leadership and responsible advocacy.

About Elsevier

    Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and
medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the
global science and health communities, Elsevier's 7000 employees in over 70
offices worldwide publish more than 2000 journals and 1900 new books per
year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such
as ScienceDirect (, MD Consult (, Scopus (,
bibliographic databases and online reference works.

    Elsevier ( is a global business headquartered in
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of
Reed Elsevier Group plc (, a world-leading
publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical,
legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides
high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing
emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's ticker
symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK, and
ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

    Lynelle Korte
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