Elsevier Introduces The American Journal of Medicine Blog

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NEW YORK, December 16

- The American Journal of Medicine

The American Journal of Medicine (AJM), one of Elsevier's flagship healthsciences journals, has introduced the American Journal of Medicine blog(http://amjmed.blogspot.com), a dynamic forum where physicians and otherhealthcare professionals can discuss the research and applications forclinical practice that have been published in the Journal.

"The American Journal of Medicine has been a leading medical journal formore than 50 years," comments Joseph S. Alpert, MD, Professor of Medicine,University of Arizona College of Medicine and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal."The editorial and administrative arms of the Journal and publisher Elsevierfeel that the time is right to take greater advantage of the interactivityand social networking opportunities offered by the web. Therefore we havelaunched the AJM blog. We welcome opinion, relevant statistics, quotationsfrom other sources, rational and thoughtful commentary and academic debate.Our expectation is that the Journal's blog will spark informative - perhapseven spirited - discussions, similar to those found on other media blogs. Wewant to know what our readers think about what we are publishing."

Primary content for the blog is taken from the pages of the Journalincluding most editorials, commentaries and lead research articles.

Blog submissions that do not adhere to the standard of quality and levelof professionalism appropriate to the Journal and its readership will not beaccepted. Blog submissions are limited to 150 words and selected referencessupporting a particular point are allowed. Material posted on the blog is notpublished by AJM and therefore will not be cited as a manuscript or letter inAJM; submissions will not have AJM or PubMed citations.

About The American Journal of Medicine

The American Journal of Medicine (http://www.amjmed.com), known as the"Green Journal," is one of the oldest and most prestigious general internalmedicine journals published in the United States. It is ranked 11th out of100 General and Internal Medicine titles according to the 2007 JournalCitation Reports(c) published by Thomson Reuters.

AJM, the official journal of The Association of Professors of Medicine, agroup comprised of chairs of departments of internal medicine at 125-plusU.S. medical schools, publishes peer-reviewed, original scientific studiesthat have direct clinical significance. The information contained in thisarticle in The American Journal of Medicine is not a substitute for medicaladvice or treatment, and the Journal recommends consultation with yourphysician or healthcare professional. AJM is published by Elsevier.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical andmedical information products and services. Working in partnership with theglobal science and health communities, Elsevier's 7,000 employees in over 70offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books peryear, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, suchas ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com/), MD Consult (http://www.mdconsult.com/), Scopus (http://www.info.scopus.com/),bibliographic databases, and online reference works.

Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com/) is a global business headquartered inAmsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part ofReed Elsevier Group plc (http://www.reedelsevier.com/), a world-leadingpublisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical,legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provideshigh-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasingemphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's tickersymbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK andENL (New York Stock Exchange).Contact: Pamela Poppalardo +1-212-633-3944 ajmmedia@elsevier.com

SOURCE Elsevier

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