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Thomson Reuters Launches Japanese Version Of ScholarOne Manuscripts

Philadelphia, PA, London, UK, May 18, 2010

Thomson Reuters today announced the availability of a Japanese version of the industry-leading peer review system, ScholarOne Manuscripts (formerly Manuscript Central), as part of their renewed partnership with Kyorinsha Co., Ltd.  The new version offers a Japanese language interface, combined with key components in the original system to allow for the full support capabilities users have come to expect from ScholarOne. This release enhances usability and information sharing for Japanese-speaking users and supports the Thomson Reuters research workflow solution suite for the extensive Japanese scientific community.

“ScholarOne Manuscripts recognize Japan’s reputation and importance in STM research, and this system will allow us to further support the region’s output,” said Keith Collier, VP and General Manager of ScholarOne at Thomson Reuters. “We have been focused on supporting the Japanese research and publishing community for 6 years and have developed a strong partnership with Kyorinsha.”

“I believe that many of the Japanese-language journals in STM have been looking forward to the release of a Japanese version of ScholarOne Manuscripts as it is a well-established product throughout the world,” said Kazumasa Watanabe, President of Kyorinsha. “This will contribute to the significant development of the scholarly publishing community in Japan.”

Several organizations in the region have already started using this system. The first user, The Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery, selected ScholarOne Manuscript’s Japanese system for use in The Japanese Journal of Gastroenterological Surgery.

“ScholarOne Manuscripts has a good reputation and a large list of clients around the globe,” said a member of editorial board. “We’re pleased that it is now available as a localized user interface and, as a result, look forward to elevating our published output and efficiency.”

ScholarOne Manuscripts provides online manuscript submission for journals and allows for easy administrative, editing and peer reviewing capabilities, allowing its customers to focus on content, not on process. With more than 365 societies and publishers, 3,700 books and journals, 1.3 million annual submissions and 13 million registered users, ScholarOne Manuscripts is a proven industry leader.

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The Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery
The Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery is an academic society engaged in the promotion of basic research and clinical studies in surgery of digestive diseases. It is dedicated to furthering the progress and development of gastroenterological surgery and contributing to the welfare of humankind. With a history of over 40 years and 21,000 members, the Society is universally recognized in the medical world both here and abroad as one of the representative academic societies of Japan. 

Kyorinsha is leading service provider in Japan that helps 60 key medical association and societies publish research papers and abstracts in cross-media formats including paper and online. It covers broad service areas ranging from editorial support, production and printing of research journals, proceedings, newsletters and other publications, to technical consultation, production and management of online journals and development of research database and software.

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