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Recent Releases from Elsevier

September 15, 2010
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Nowadays almost not a single day passes without me noticing something new on Elsevier products. Here are some of interest that were released in the past few days (in random order):

Elsevier and eMolecules Collaboration Enables Easy Sourcing of Chemicals via Reaxys

Reaxys, one of the best utilized chemistry applications service product gets an enhancement through an integration with eMolecules.

Chemical procurement of commercially available compounds is now incorporated into the reaction and substance search workflow. Research chemists can now immediately access the eMolecules ordering page, complete with full quantity, pricing and vendor information, all via the eMolecules icon. It becomes part of the overall research workflow, the chemist can order the desired compound and easily continue with their reaction or substance query.

Elsevier to Release Content APIs

Content APIs are not new to the news industry, they are almost everywhere but I haven’t come across one from STM publishers.

… it [Elsevier] would open content APIs to some of its biggest scientific and technical databases, including ScienceDirect, Scopus, and its new SciVerse Hub, giving users a way to build customized applications that offer intelligent discovery and search across Elsevier and web content, beginning Aug. 30. The content API will be available to limited users in Q4 2010.

Elsevier Launches Geofacets, a New Tool to Help Geoscientists….

Obviously Elsevier knows its customers’ needs well.

Geofacets, a search and discovery tool which delivers relevant content from Elsevier’s market-leading earth sciences journals. Geofacets will help geoscientists in the oil and gas industry spend less time searching and formatting content and more time on analysis and interpretation to identify and characterize potential sources of hydrocarbon resources.

New and Unique Tool Eases the Process of Finding Article Reviewers

This is an addition to the Elsevier’s Editorial and peer review system (EES) providing a suggested list of potential reviewers to submitted manuscripts (and an obvious first step in automating the process).

Accessible from within EES, editors can search by topic or by name and check for any conflicts of interest. The search is based on the Scopus algorithm for ranking published articles; potential reviewers are listed based on the number of their relevant articles, drawn from over 13,000 journals in Scopus. The results of the search will suggest potential reviewers and provide editors with information to help determine their suitability based on their published work, citations, h-index and conflicts of interest checks with the manuscript under review – previous co-authorship or affiliation to the same institute.

Elsevier Introduces SciVerse, an Innovative Platform for Accelerating Science

This is the ultimate integration solution targeting content into a single service, which will make it easier to access information and encourages collaboration in the science community.

A multi-phased initiative aimed at accelerating science through applications targeted to specific researcher needs, at launch SciVerse will include SciVerse Hub beta, a module that integrates ScienceDirect, Scopus and targeted web content from Scirus, Elsevier’s science-specific Internet search engine. SciVerse Hub beta allows for a single search across its integrated content with results ranked by relevancy and without duplication, saving valuable researcher time.

PharmaPendium launches pharmacokinetics module

This is an enhancement to the existing product to serve the pharmaceutical R&D professionals.

With the Pharmacokinetics Module, R&D professionals can model therapeutic windows faster and more accurately than previously possible and discover which preclinical experimental data is predictive of human response, which is not, and why. Users will have the ability to filter comparative data sets for decision support according to a wide variety of fields and special designations, including drug name, species, disease state, food effects, concomitant drugs, route, and exposure parameter.

Elsevier Appoint MD to Lead Transofrmation of Science+Technology Books Division

As always the philosophy behind new hirings is to play catch-up….The $4.5 billion university textbook market is currently dominanted by Pearson PLC, Cengage Learning and McGraw-Hill Companies Inc.

Elsevier and the S&T Books group understand that the work we are doing here today will lead to scientific and technological advances in the years ahead.

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