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Wednesday 12 December, 2007


ScienceDirect to Host French-Language Journals ...

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, December 12 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Forty-five Prestigious Journals to be Launched on ScienceDirect in 
Response to Customer Demand

    Elsevier, a leading publisher of scientific, technical and
medical (STM) information, today announced that 45 French-language medical
journals from Elsevier Masson will be available on ScienceDirect beginning
January 3, 2008.

    The titles, including Feuillets de Radiologie, Journal de
Chirurgie and La Press Medicale, represent a wide range of high-quality
journals and complement the 27 Editions Scientifique et Medicales Elsevier
(ESME) titles already hosted on the platform. The importance of this content
addition is two-fold: it is a response to growing customer demand in
French-speaking territories for French-language content, and it furthers
Elsevier's local-language publishing program, which is making a wealth of
important content accessible globally.

    "We are always striving to respond positively to customer
requests and deliver the content that will help them in their research," said
Jay Katzen, Managing Director, Academic & Government Products. "The addition
of this world-class local-language content meets both of these objectives and
ensures that ScienceDirect continues to remain a comprehensive and complete

    The 45 titles that will be added date from the early 19th and
20th centuries and have strong ties with some of the most revered French
Societies including the French Society of Rheumatology, the French Society of
Anaesthesiology and the French Society of Pediatrics. The variety of
specialist coverage is notable, with journal subjects ranging from
anaesthesiology to pharmacology.

    All of the journals to be added consist of high-quality articles,
reviews and case reports. In addition, a number of the journals include some
abstracts and articles in English. Subscribers will benefit from the current
(2008) articles as well as four years in backfiles.

    The Elsevier Masson collection on ScienceDirect will evolve with
new titles added each year through new launches and acquisitions. For more
information on ScienceDirect and for a complete list of titles that will be
added, please visit

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 eight 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 2,000 STM
publishers through CrossRef. An expanding program of online major reference
works, handbooks, book series and eBooks in all fields of science seamlessly
interlinks with primary research referenced in journal articles.

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 7,000 employees in over 70 offices
worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 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)

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