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Multilingual Matters Selects ScholarOne's Manuscript Central

Philadelphia, PA USA, London UK, February 2, 2007

Thomson Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) and leading provider of information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, today announced that Multilingual Matters, an international social sciences publishing house, has chosen ScholarOne's Manuscript Central™ as its online peer review system.

"We are delighted that Multilingual Matters, one of the world leaders in disseminating research on multilingualism and related language and education issues, has decided to partner with us and take advantage of Manuscript Central's innovative, web-based software," said Keith MacGregor, executive vice president of Academic and Government Markets at Thomson Scientific.

Manuscript Central offers scholarly publishers complete, database-driven software for the online submission and peer-review of full-text manuscripts and graphics. Considered the industry standard, Manuscript Central's clients include publishers and journals of all sizes and industries; the partnership with Multilingual Matters reflects ScholarOne's growing presence in the social sciences market.

"As an international publishing house, we need a versatile system to accommodate authors from all across the globe," said Ken Hall, Multilingual Matters' production director. "Manuscript Central is particularly helpful in streamlining our review process by providing authors with an easy-to-use system — with which many are already familiar — that allows them to log in and track the progress of their submissions."

Thomson Scientific is dedicated to providing authors, editors and publishers with information and tools that span the entire research process. Its recent acquisition of ScholarOne enables it to combine elements of Manuscript Central, Web of Science® and EndNote® within a new Manuscript Management Toolset designed to enhance each stage of the manuscript review process.

"We are confident that our new partners at Multilingual Matters will find the integration of Thomson's tools with our Manuscript Central system seamless and beneficial," said MacGregor.

About The Thomson Corporation
The Thomson Corporation ( is a global leader in providing essential electronic workflow solutions to business and professional customers. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, scientific research and healthcare. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).

Thomson Scientific is a business of The Thomson Corporation. Its information solutions assist professionals at every stage of research and development — from discovery to analysis to product development and distribution. Thomson Scientific information solutions can be found at

About ScholarOne, Inc.
ScholarOne, Inc. ( provides comprehensive workflow management systems for scholarly journals, books, and conferences. Its Web-based applications enable publishers to manage the submission, peer review, production and publication processes more efficiently, increasing their profile among authors, decreasing time-to-market for critical scientific data and lowering infrastructure costs. The Manuscript Central user base has grown to 2.6 million registered users worldwide.

The clients of ScholarOne include prestigious nonprofit societies, university presses, government agencies and the world's leading commercial publishers. The company employs 75 people at its Charlottesville, Virginia, headquarters and in Washington, D.C.; Boston; London; and Bielefeld, Germany.

About Multilingual Matters
Multilingual Matters ( is an international independent publishing house, with lists in the areas of bilingualism, second/foreign language learning, sociolinguistics, translation, interpreting and books for parents. It also publishes peer-reviewed academic journals, and a newsletter for parents, The Bilingual Family Newsletter. Recent innovations include the Journal of Multicultural Discourses and the forthcoming Innovations in Language Learning and Teaching. Under its Channel View Publications imprint, it also has a growing list of books and journals in the area of tourism studies, with sustainability a key topic.


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