ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a major investment in medical resources, ProQuest has expanded its long-standing relationship with one of the world's premier sources of cutting-edge research, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Now, in addition to integration of the full-text of NEJM in its information products, plus a collection of classic images and deep index images, ProQuest will provide access to Journal Watch, the medical literature surveillance newsletter series, making this rich content easy to discover and use.
"ProQuest brings greater efficiency and productivity to medical researchers by connecting them with the highest quality information in a framework that allows them to explore and apply it simply," said Mary Sauer-Games, ProQuest Vice-President, Publishing. "This new agreement with the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS), publishers of the New England Journal of Medicine and Journal Watch, expands both content and its discovery, supporting researchers and advancing patient care."
The new expanded agreement between ProQuest and NEJM extends aggregation and distribution rights to ProQuest for multiple years, marking a deepened, long-term relationship. For example, ProQuest now has image rights, paving the way for the company to employ its patented deep indexing process, which will enable researchers to easily search and discover content such as raw data within illustrations. Further, the NEJM backfile now dates from 1990, rather that its previous 1993 beginning.
"As the 'gold standard' of biomedical research, NEJM seeks out partners who share our passion for quality, innovation in information delivery and dedication to the advancement of research," said Tom Easley, Publisher and Managing Director of NEJM. "ProQuest is just such a partner. With this agreement, in addition to being discoverable on nejm.org, NEJM content will now also be discoverable by a worldwide audience in an aggregated environment that supports researchers in powerful ways."
The new agreement is far-reaching. ProQuest will also provide access to content from Journal Watch, a richly edited clinical series covering 13 specialties, such as cardiology, hospital medicine, pediatrics and women's health. Journal Watch Physician Editorial Boards survey the medical literature, select the most important research and guidelines, distill them into focused summaries, and frame them in a clinical context. In addition, they cover the most important medical news, drug information, and public health alerts, creating a unique news resource for health professionals. New articles will be available 90 days after their original publication date.
ProQuest medical and health collections are accessible through an all-new research environment that supports users at every point of their information journey, from discovery to collaboration to output. It's an integral piece of ProQuest's technology framework that allows fast adaptation to changing market and user demands. In the past three years, ProQuest has invented new platforms for discovery, content management, research collaboration and resource management, creating the industry's most comprehensive and flexible research structure.
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About Massachusetts Medical Society
The Massachusetts Medical Society, with more than 23,000 physicians and student members, is dedicated to educating and advocating for the patients and physicians of Massachusetts. Founded in 1781, MMS is the oldest continuously operating medical society in the country. The Society publishes the New England Journal of Medicine, one of the world's leading medical publications and Journal Watch alerts and newsletters covering 13 specialties. The Society is also a leader in continuing medical education for health care professionals throughout Massachusetts, conducting a variety of medical education programs for physicians and health care professionals. For more information please visit www.mms.org, www.nejm.org, www.journalwatch.org.
About ProQuest (www.proquest.com)
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company has forged a 70-year reputation as a gateway to the world's knowledge – from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news, in all its forms. Its role is essential to libraries and other organizations whose missions depend on the management and delivery of complete, trustworthy information.
ProQuest's massive information pool is made accessible in research environments that accelerate productivity, empowering users to discover, create, and share knowledge.
An energetic, fast-growing organization, ProQuest includes the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, ebrary®, and Serials Solutions® businesses and notable research tools such as the RefWorks® and Pivot™ services, as well as its' Summon® web-scale discovery service. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.