China’s Largest Society Publisher Chooses ScholarOne
Philadelphia, PA, London, UK — December 15, 2009 — Thomson Reuters today announced that the Chinese Medical Association (CMA), the largest society journal publisher in China, has chosen ScholarOne Manuscripts (formerly Manuscript Central) to manage online submission and peer review for their Chinese Medical Journal (CMJ).
CMA’s decision to adopt ScholarOne Manuscripts is in line with their vision to build a world-class medical journal publishing system and help them attract international authors, editors and reviewers.
Said Mr. You Suning, head of CMA Publishing House, “Our partnership with Thomson Reuters will enable us to better streamline our publishing process and extend our reach to the international medical science community. The CMJ journal is well respected as a top English language title in China for its comprehensive and in-depth coverage of medical science, and we believe that with ScholarOne Manuscripts, we can foster greater exchange of quality medical science information.”
Established in 1887, the CMJ (www.cmj.org) is included in the Science Citation Index (SCI) and other major international databases. Published in English as a twice-monthly (fortnightly issue), it is a peer reviewed general medical journal for all doctors, researchers, and health workers regardless of their medical specialty or type of employment.
Keith Collier, vice president and general manager of ScholarOne, Thomson Reuters said: “I visited CMA in April 2009 and was impressed by their scale of operations, sound management and vision in medical journal publishing. We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity of working with CMA to advance medical science publishing in China, and foster a more seamless exchange between China and the international community.”
The CMA journals serve not only as the leading source of information for medical and health professionals in China, but as also a window to the world. The series of 123 journals is distributed to approximately 60 countries and regions and have a long existing exchange relationship with about 1,000 foreign medical journals. In 1982, the publishing house published the Chinese Edition of the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) in cooperation with the American Medical Association. In 1998, the Chinese Edition of the Archives of Ophthalmology followed suit. In 1998, the publishing house cooperated with the British Medical Association to launch the Chinese edition of the British Medical Journal in China. These cooperative efforts have greatly expanded information exchange between Chinese and foreign medical professionals.
ScholarOne Manuscripts is an innovative, web-based, database-driven peer review and online submission program for scholarly publishers. For more information about ScholarOne Manuscripts, visit www.scholarone.com.
The Chinese Medical Association (CMA) Publishing House is an entity which aims to publish national journals in general medicine and various specialties. To date, the publishing house has published 123 journals, the largest series of medical journals in China. Among the 123 journals, 23 are edited and published at the headquarters of the CMA and 100 by local branches of the CMA or by medical universities, colleges and research institutes entrusted and supervised by the CMA. With the support of noted medical and pharmacological specialists and other reliable sources of information, the CMA journals have outstanding editorial committees and teams of peer-reviewers, and have become widely respected as the most authoritative periodicals in China. Visit www.medline.org.cn
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