SwetsWise Signs Additional Publishers

Feb 13, 2004

Swets Information Services has recently signed an additional 10 publishers to SwetsWise Online Content. SwetsWise is a Web-based, modular service for the procurement, access to, and management of subscriptions and online information. New content includes: Ashley Publications, BioMed Central, The British Institute of Radiology, Future Medicine, The International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research, MA Healthcare Ltd., Manchester University Press, Open Mind Journals, Royal College of Surgeons of England, and Serials.

Ashley Publications publishes the Expert Opinion series, a source of reviews, commentary, and analysis for R&D professionals in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, for academic research scientists active in this field and for clinicians across the medical spectrum. The series of titles offers analysis of all available information on pharmaceutical patents and on drugs in development and clinical practice. All articles are peer-reviewed.

BioMed Central (www.biomedcentral.com) is an independent online publishing house committed to providing immediate access without charge to the peer-reviewed biological and medical research it publishes. This commitment is based on the view that open access to research is essential to the rapid and efficient communication of science. In addition to open-access original research, BioMed Central also publishes reviews and other subscription-based content. BioMed Central's subscription-based content includes review journals such as the Current Reports series, the Current Treatment Options journals, Genome Biology, Arthritis Research & Therapy, Breast Cancer Research and Critical Care.

The British Institute of Radiology (www.bir.org.uk) is a multidisciplinary learned society and registered charity whose aim is to forge links between medicine, science, and industry to improve the detection and treatment of disease.

Launched in 2004, Future Medicine is a sister company to Ashley publications and is responsible for a publishing portfolio that delivers information products driving the new era of healthcare in the light of the sequencing of the human genome.

The IAHR, founded in 1935, is an independent organization of engineers and water specialists working in fields related to hydraulics and its practical application. Activities range from river and maritime hydraulics to water resources development and eco-hydraulics, through to ice engineering, hydro informatics, and continuing education and training. IAHR also organizes member activities including: working groups, research agenda, congresses, specialty conferences, workshops and short courses, in addition to Journals, Monographs, and Proceedings.

Internurse.com is an on-line journal for nurses produced by MA Healthcare Ltd., that includes an archive of articles that have appeared in the following peer-reviewed journals: British Journal of Nursing, International Journal of Palliative Nursing, Practice Nursing, British Journal of Community Nursing, Nursing & Residential Care, British Journal of Midwifery & Nurse Prescribing.

Manchester University Press (www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk) serves the international academic community and promotes the University of Manchester with the publication of works of learning and scholarship. Eight of Manchester University Press' titles are now available via SwetsWise Online Content.

Open Mind Journals (OMJ) publishes 10 peer-reviewed scientific journals in areas such as bioinformatics, health economics, nanoscience, and population policy. These quarterly journals focus on the practical application of the relevant science. Recently launched is the evidence-based range, emphasizing the evidential basis to current best practice in preventive medicine, surgery, and integrative healthcare.

The Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England is the official journal of the College www.rsceng.ac.uk and is published bimonthly in January, March, May, July, September, and November. The main aim of the journal is to publish high-quality peer-reviewed papers that relate to all branches of surgery. The Annals also includes letters, comments, a regular technical section, trainee presentations from around the UK, book reviews, and a surgical Web site review forum.

Serials is an international journal for the serials community, published three times a year by the UK Serials Group. It contains topical articles written by librarians, publishers, aggregators, and experts within the global serials industry, as well as conference reports, editorial comment, and people in the news.

SwetsWise features one platform with two modules: SwetsWise Online Content and SwetsWise Subscriptions. The online content module offers users a single point of access to content, including searchable references and links to full-text articles available from such publishers as Elsevier, Wiley, Blackwell Publishing, Kluwer, Springer, Emerald, Taylor & Francis, and OECD. The subscription module gives control over all steps of the subscription management process.