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Elsevier Launches First Video Journal in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

August 12, 2013

MUNICH, August 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

New open access title: Video Journal and Encyclopedia of GI Endoscopy

(VJGIEN) now available on ScienceDirect

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical
and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce the launch of Video
Journal and Encyclopedia of GI Endoscopy (VJGIEN) [http://www.vjgi-endoscopy.com ] – an
open access video journal providing scientists and clinicians with state-of-the-art visual
information of gastrointestinal (GI) pathologies and step-by-step demonstrations and the
first of its kind in the field of gastrointestinal endoscopy.

Video Journal and Encyclopedia of GI Endoscopy offers high-quality video
demonstrations of endoscopic findings and procedures, presenting the work of
gastrointestinal experts in a new and easy to comprehend format. Additional concise
articles added to each video detail the procedures and the findings in a bullet point
style. All content – videos and articles – are peer-reviewed.

The unique format of the Video Journal and Encyclopedia of GI Endoscopy provides two

(1) An Expert Video Encyclopedia as a clinical reference tool with systematic
step-by-step demonstrations of common and rare GI pathologies and up-to-date endoscopic
procedures. The video sequences in this section are of high educational impact and allow
e.g. endoscopists to recognize a wide array of pathological findings, review existing
techniques, and acquire new endoscopic techniques for implementation in their own clinical

(2) A Scientific Video Journal for novel findings and techniques, demonstrating
cutting edge endoscopic techniques and scientific results as well as clinical cases. In
this section of Video Journal and Encyclopedia of GI Endoscopy original research will be
published reporting latest results in regard to endoscopic procedures used in the
treatment of gastrointestinal diseases.

“GI endoscopy is developing rapidly. Modern endoscopic imaging offers a plethora of
detailed visual information and endoscopic procedures are becoming increasingly
sophisticated and complex,” said Professor Juergen Pohl from Dr. Horst Schmidt Kliniken
GmbH, Wiesbaden, Germany, founder and Editor-in-Chief. “Video Journal and Encyclopedia of
GI Endoscopy aims to be the premium and first choice international reference for
endoscopic findings and procedures.”

“Since endoscopic procedures are based on visual information the idea of this video
publication is simple: why read if you can watch,” said Dr. Till Meinert, Executive
Publisher at Elsevier. “Together with the highly accredited international editorial board
we are clearly focusing on our customers’ needs.”

The Expert Video Encyclopedia will be published in two special issues. Articles
regarding Upper GI Tract are available by August 2013; articles regarding Lower GI Tract,
by end of August 2013. The first articles of the Scientific Video Journal will be
published in fall 2013.

Articles and videos are published open access in Video Journal and Encyclopedia of GI
Endoscopy and, therefore, freely available to readers on ScienceDirect
[http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/22120971 ].

About the Editorial Team

Professor Juergen Pohl (Dr. Horst Schmidt Kliniken GmbH, Wiesbaden, Germany) founded
Video Journal and Encyclopedia of GI Endoscopy as Editor-in-Chief together with associate
editor Professor Shou-jiang Tang (University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS,
USA) and the editors Professor Friedrich Hagenmueller (Asklepios Klinik Altona, Hamburg,
Germany), Professor Prateek Sharma (University of Kansas, USA), and Professor Hironori
Yamamoto (Jichi Medical University, Tochigi, Japan), in cooperation with the highly
accredited international Editorial Board [http://www.vjgi-endoscopy.com/editorial-board ].

About Open Access Publishing at Elsevier

Elsevier has been providing open access publishing options since 2005. Today,
researchers can choose to publish open access in over 1,600 established peer-reviewed
journals as well as 46 full open access journals and these numbers will continue to grow
rapidly. All of Elsevier’s open access publications have been peer reviewed, ensuring that
the broader community not only reads the latest research but that it is factual, original
and of the highest quality and ethical standards. For more information about Elsevier’s
open access program, visit http://www.elsevier.com/openaccess

About Elsevier

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        Dr. Vanessa Quodt
        Elsevier GmbH

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