Elsevier Introduces The American Journal of Medicine Blog

December 16, 2008

NEW YORK, December 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –

– The American Journal of Medicine

The American Journal of Medicine (AJM), one of Elsevier’s flagship health
sciences journals, has introduced the American Journal of Medicine blog
(http://amjmed.blogspot.com), a dynamic forum where physicians and other
healthcare professionals can discuss the research and applications for
clinical practice that have been published in the Journal.

“The American Journal of Medicine has been a leading medical journal for
more 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 Elsevier
feel that the time is right to take greater advantage of the interactivity
and social networking opportunities offered by the web. Therefore we have
launched the AJM blog. We welcome opinion, relevant statistics, quotations
from other sources, rational and thoughtful commentary and academic debate.
Our expectation is that the Journal’s blog will spark informative – perhaps
even spirited – discussions, similar to those found on other media blogs. We
want to know what our readers think about what we are publishing.”

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

Blog submissions that do not adhere to the standard of quality and level
of professionalism appropriate to the Journal and its readership will not be
accepted. Blog submissions are limited to 150 words and selected references
supporting a particular point are allowed. Material posted on the blog is not
published by AJM and therefore will not be cited as a manuscript or letter in
AJM; 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 internal
medicine journals published in the United States. It is ranked 11th out of
100 General and Internal Medicine titles according to the 2007 Journal
Citation Reports(c) published by Thomson Reuters.

AJM, the official journal of The Association of Professors of Medicine, a
group comprised of chairs of departments of internal medicine at 125-plus
U.S. medical schools, publishes peer-reviewed, original scientific studies
that have direct clinical significance. The information contained in this
article in The American Journal of Medicine is not a substitute for medical
advice or treatment, and the Journal recommends consultation with your
physician or healthcare professional. AJM is published by 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).

    Pamela Poppalardo

SOURCE Elsevier

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