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Thursday 08 January, 2009


The American College of Cardiology Renews its P...

NEW YORK, January 8 /PRNewswire/ --     Elsevier, the leading publisher of 
medical and scientific
literature, announced today that it renewed its publishing partnership with
the American College of Cardiology (ACC) (, the leading
nonprofit medical society in the field of cardiovascular research. The
agreement calls for Elsevier to publish the society's flagship journal,
Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) (, for the next ten years. Also included
are the ACC's two specialty journals, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging
( and JACC: Cardiovascular
Interventions (, both successfully
launched by the ACC and Elsevier in 2008.

    "The ACC requires high standards of service coupled with the
market intelligence and research to help us compete most effectively," said
Jack Lewin, CEO of the ACC. "Elsevier's collective knowledge, experience,
reputation and commitment to publishing quality, plus their vision in helping
us launch two new journals in a very competitive market place led us to
happily renew this agreement as a long term partnership.

    Elsevier has published JACC since its inception in 1983.
Published weekly, JACC has the highest readership (according to PERQ/HCI
research), largest circulation and second highest impact factor (11.054) in
its specialty. JACC articles were cited nearly 53,000 times in 2007 and full
text article downloads via ACCs CardioSource and Elsevier's ScienceDirect
exceeded 6.4 million. An additional 17,000 articles were downloaded for free
in developing regions of the world during 2008 through the Research4Life
(formerly HINARI) ( information philanthropy
program run by the United Nations.

    "The ACC has been publishing with Elsevier for more than two
decades as part of a mutually beneficial relationship neither side has ever
taken for granted," said Glen P. Campbell, Senior Vice President and head of
Elsevier's US Health Sciences Journals. "Our knowledge of the information
needs of both the clinical and academic communities and the excellent reach
of ScienceDirect in providing access to the worldwide research community
place us in a unique position to help advance and promote the interests of
our society partners."

    The ACC is the world's largest cardiology society with 37,000
members. The College is a leader in the formulation of health policy,
standards and guidelines, and is a staunch supporter of cardiovascular
research. The ACC also bestows the credential Fellow of the American College
of Cardiology upon physicians who meet its stringent qualifications, provides
professional education and operates national registries for the measurement
and improvement of quality care.

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).


    Tom Reller
    [email protected]

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