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The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery Introduces New Journal Website and Launches New Products for General and Subspecialist Orthopaedic Surgeons

Thursday, June 2, 2011 General News J E 4
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BOSTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS) launched a major redesign and upgrade of its journal website. The redesign corresponds with JBJS's move to Silverchair Information Systems' (Silverchair) semantic web development platform, SCM6. The SCM6 platform enables JBJS to optimize its information delivery for general and subspecialist orthopaedic surgeons, providing tailored content channels, surfacing related articles, and enabling multi-faceted search and browse.

"Our readers' needs are changing, and we are dedicated to providing this critical content in ways most convenient to them," said Kent Anderson, CEO and publisher of JBJS. "We are also very excited about our new offerings – Case Connector and Essential Surgical Techniques – and believe these will have a significant impact on practice and ultimately on patient outcomes."

In addition to the redesign of its flagship journal site, JBJS is pleased to introduce two new products, also developed with Silverchair:  

  • JBJS Case Connector – this new product uses Silverchair's semantic technologies to connect case reports in a way never before possible – along multiple dimensions, such as Signs & Symptoms, Treatment & Procedures, Patient Demographics, and Diseases & Conditions. This case linkage will facilitate identification of trends and can also serve to create an "Early Warning" system within the specialty.
  • JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques – this product expands upon the popular JBJS supplement, encompassing all past surgical technique articles, while adding new surgical techniques in a more usable format, and with integrated illustrations, photos, and videos.

"We were enthusiastic about working with JBJS to develop these new products," said Thane Kerner, Silverchair CEO. "As the first sites built on the SCM6 platform, we think they stand as great examples of the rapid deployment, product innovation, and portfolio integration enabled by a semantic architecture."

In addition to these products, enhanced features of these new sites include:

  • "Corridors" in the major subspecialties – a surgeon can purchase a Corridor to access all the information in a particular subspecialty area across the Journal, JBJS Case Connector, and JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques.
  • Semantic technologies enable any article to serve as a reliable "launch pad" into highly relevant related information, such as clinical guidelines, PubMed resources, or archival articles.
  • Improved semantic search that returns more relevant results based on a combination of both full-text matching and concept mapping
  • Improved article display allows users to personalize their reading to their own information needs
  • Mobile optimized websites are available for all three sites for use on iPhones, Blackberrys, Androids, or other smartphones.

"The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery is changing the way readers can access our content, and we are among the first medical journals to adopt this kind of new technology," said Dr. Vernon T. Tolo, editor-in-chief. "We are excited to continue to be evolving and reaching our readers in new ways."

To view the redesigned site and new products firsthand, visit www.jbjs.org.

About the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery has been the most valued source of information for orthopaedic surgeons and researchers for over 100 years and is the gold standard in peer-reviewed scientific information in the field. Essential reading for orthopaedic surgeons worldwide, the Journal publishes evidence-based research to enhance the quality of care for orthopaedic patients.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery is published by JBJS, Inc., a not-for-profit organization.

About Silverchair

Founded in 1993, Silverchair delivers superior information services to scientific, technical, and medical professionals through advanced technology, publishing platforms, and e-learning solutions. It maintains offices in Charlottesville, VA, and Cary, NC. Additional information is available at http://www.silverchair.com.

SOURCE The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery

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