ScienceDirect to Host French-Language Journals from Elsevier Masson

Dec 12, 2007, 00:00 ET from Elsevier

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