Twenty Elsevier Journals Voted Among 100 Most Influential Journals in Past Century by the Special Libraries Association

April 6, 2009

AMSTERDAM, April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –

– SLA Centennial Observance Honors Cell, The Lancet and Other Key
Elsevier Journals

Twenty journals published by Elsevier (many on behalf of renowned
societies) have been nominated for the Special Library Association’s (SLA)
Top 100 Journals in Biology and Medicine. The Top 100 list is compiled by the
680-plus members of the Biomedical and Life Sciences Division (DBIO) on the
most influential journals in biology and medicine over the last 100 years.
The “Journal of the Century” and the winners of this prestigious award will
be announced on Tuesday, June 16th, at the Centennial Conference of the
Special Libraries Association in Washington DC.

Established in 1909 to serve librarians specialized in business,
government, social agencies, and academia, the SLA is now an 11,000-member
professional organization of subject specialist librarians, information
managers, and publishing industry representatives. Each topical division has
contributed a Centennial-themed event throughout the year. In 2008, DBIO
convened an international panel of nine eminent subject experts to compile a
ballot for an electronic poll of SLA members concerning the 100 most
influential journals of biology and medicine over the past century of SLA’s

“We are tremendously honored and proud to have so many journals and
society partners recognized for excellence by the SLA’s community of
information pioneers,” remarked Youngsuk “Y.S.” Chi, Vice Chairman at
Elsevier, who will attend the June 16th award ceremony. “All of the journals
that are on this list are outstanding, reflecting a thriving and fiercely
competitive biomedical and life sciences research community and the
publishing community’s support that is driven to advance scientific

The DBIO 100, the 100 Most Influential Journals in Biology & Medicine
over the last 100 Years as voted by the BioMedical & Life Sciences Division
of the Special Libraries Association on the Occasion of its Centennial
include 20 Elsevier journals, many published in partnership with prestigious

    - The American Journal of Human Genetics, Cell Press with the American
      Society of Human Genetics
    - American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Elsevier with the American
      Gynecological and Obstetrical Society
    - Animal Behaviour, Elsevier with the Association for the Study of Animal
      Behaviour, UK, and the Animal Behavior Society, US
    - Annals of Emergency Medicine, Elsevier with the American College of
      Emergency Physicians
    - Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Elsevier with the
      American Congress of Rehabilitation
    - Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Elsevier
    - Brain and Cognition, Elsevier together with several US and
      international cognitive neuropsychology societies
    - Cell, Cell Press, Elsevier
    - Current Biology, Cell Press, Elsevier
    - Developmental Biology, Elsevier with the Society for Developmental
    - Gastroenterology, Elsevier with the American Gastroenterological
    - The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Elsevier with
      the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
    - Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Elsevier
    - Journal of Human Evolution Elsevier
    - Journal of Molecular Biology Elsevier
    - Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Elsevier with the
      American Academy of Dermatology
    - Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Elsevier with the American
      College of Surgeons
    - The Journal of Urology, Elsevier with the American Urological
    - The Lancet Elsevier
    - Virology Elsevier

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and
medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the
global science and health communities, Elsevier’s 7,000 employees in over 70
offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per
year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such
as 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 in
Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of
Reed Elsevier Group plc (http://www.reedelsevier.com/), a world-leading
publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical,
legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides
high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing
emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier’s ticker
symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and
ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

    Ylann Schemm
    Phone +31-20-485-2025
    E-mail newsroom@elsevier.com

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