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Elsevier Launches International Journal of Surgery Case Reports

September 22, 2010

OXFORD, England, September 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –

– New Journal, Included in PubMed Central, Publishes Case Reports Only
and Through an Author Pays Model

Elsevier, the world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and
medical information products and services together with Surgical Associates
Ltd the Owner of the International Journal of Surgery, announced today the
launch of the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports (IJSCR)
(http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijscr) a new author-pays online general
surgical journal dedicated to publishing case reports only. The IJSCR was
created to publish case reports previously submitted to the International
Journal of Surgery
(http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/705107/descript
ion#description), a peer reviewed Journal dedicated to publishing significant
contributions to knowledge in clinical surgery, experimental surgery,
surgical education and history.

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Case reports include stories, anecdotes and patient-based learnings that
complement evidence-based medicine and are essential to the advancement of
healthcare. This new online peer reviewed journal will only publish case
reports which are clinically interesting, authentic, educational and
understandable to an international audience of surgeons and clinicians in
related specialties.

“While infrequently cited for research purposes, case reports are popular
and represent some of the oldest levels of evidence,” said Professor R. David
Rosin
, Editor-in-Chief and Dr. Riaz Agha, Managing and Executive Editor. “In
recent times the first face transplant and uterine transplant were presented
as single cases. It is with the richness of such cases and demand from
authors that we feel the time has come to launch International Journal of
Surgery Case Reports. We make an open call to the wider surgical community to
join us in this exciting venture and demonstrate the rich diversity of
clinical surgery by submitting their best cases to IJSCR.”

Elsevier aim to develop the science of case reports and raise their
academic value. Ultimately, these case reports will form a rich database, a
corpus of clinical information which could be mined for interesting
trends/patterns, disease modeling and for the purposes of surveillance,
especially of rare diseases.

Glen Campbell, Executive Vice President, Global Medical Research Journals
at Elsevier noted, “The International Journal of Surgery Case Reports is an
exciting opportunity for Elsevier to serve the needs of our authors, who know
that case reports communicate important clinical findings within the surgical
field, but recognize the challenge case reports face in being accepted by
traditional research journals. The launch of this journal is an example of
Elsevier’s long standing record of adapting to meet authors’ and readers’
changing information and knowledge needs, preserving the quality and
integrity of the peer review process, and providing value throughout the
publishing cycle.”

The editorial board is led by Editor in Chief, Professor R. David Rosin and Managing and Executive Editor, Dr. Riaz Agha. Professor Rosin is
currently Professor of Surgery, University of the West Indies at the Cavehill
campus and Queen Elizabeth Teaching Hospital, Bridgetown, Barbados. He is a
past Senior Vice President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and
Past President of the British Association of Surgical Oncologists and the
Association of Cancer Surgeons. He founded the Society for Minimally Invasive
General Surgeons, now the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons and is an
examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons, the University of London and the
University of the West Indies.

Dr. Riaz Agha BSc (Hons) MBBS is currently Founder, Managing and
Executive Editor of the International Journal of Surgery and a Junior Doctor at Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Cambridge. He is a
Council Member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), a National
Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence Scholar and also sits on the Web
Committee for the World Association of Medical Editors.

Publishing Case Reports

All case reports will be peer reviewed and if accepted for publication in
the Journal, authors will be notified of this decision and at the same time
requested to pay an Author Processing Fee of Euro 280 / US $392.50 (exclusive
of VAT/Sales Tax). Following payment of this fee, case reports will join
other titles which are universally available at no further charge through
ScienceDirect http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/22102612. To
submit a case report, go to the online submission site:
http://ees.elsevier.com/ijscasereports.com.

Elsevier will also send to PubMed Central (PMC) the final authoritative
version of each case report and will authorize its public posting on PMC, and
PMC mirror sites, immediately. These sites will also link directly to the
case report which will be made universally accessible on Elsevier’s websites.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and
medical information products and services. The company works in partnership
with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000
journals, including The Lancet (http://www.thelancet.com/) and Cell
(http://www.cell.com/), and close to 20,000 book titles, including major
reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include
SciVerse ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com/), SciVerse Scopus
(http://www.scopus.nl/), Reaxys (https://www.reaxys.com/), MD Consult
(http://www/mdconsult.com) and Nursing Consult (
http://www.nursingconsult.com/), which enhance the productivity of science
and health professionals, and the SciVal suite (http://www.scival.com/) and
MEDai’s Pinpoint Review (http://www.medai.com), which help research and
health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier
(http://www.elsevier.com/) employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is
part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC (http://www.reedelsevier.com/), a
world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by
Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext
Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock
Exchange).

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    Tom Reller
    Vice President, Global Corporate Relations
    Elsevier
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    T.Reller@Elsevier.com

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