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University of California Press Selects ScholarOne's Manuscript Central for Online Peer Review

Philadelphia, PA USA, London UK , March 29, 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 University of California Press (UCP) Journals & Digital Publishing Division has selected ScholarOne's Manuscript Central as its online peer review system. University of California Press is a leading university press and publisher of humanities and social sciences journals with concentrations in anthropology, musicology, history, religion, cultural and area studies, sociology, law and literature.

"We are very pleased to welcome UCP to the Manuscript Central user community," said Keith MacGregor, executive vice president of Academic and Government Markets at Thomson Scientific. "As one of the largest, most distinguished and most innovative of the university presses today, UCP brings to our family a tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience in peer review and digital publishing within humanities and social sciences."

"University of California Press is committed to providing the very best publishing services available to our authors and scholarly society clients," said Rebecca Simon, Associate Director, Journals & Digital Publishing. "We are very pleased to add Manuscript Central to the suite of services we make available to the editors, authors and reviewers with whom we work."

Manuscript Central offers a number of features to address scholarly publishers' needs, enabling users to submit, review, annotate and format technical manuscripts in innovative ways. In addition, the recent acquisition of ScholarOne by Thomson Scientific gives authors and publishers access to additional expertise in information and tools that span the entire research process.

"Thomson Scientific is launching a Manuscript Management Toolset that integrates elements of Manuscript Central with Web of Science® and EndNote®," added MacGregor. "University presses such as UCP will soon be able to offer journals these tools which will enable authors to create their manuscripts in EndNote and then use Manuscript Central to easily submit them for review."

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 2.7 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 80 people at its Charlottesville, Virginia, headquarters and in Washington, D.C.; Boston; London; and Bielefeld, Germany.

About University of California Press
Founded in 1893, University of California Press (UCP) is one of the largest and most adventurous scholarly publishers in the nation. Among its university press peers, UCP is the only publisher associated with a multi-campus public university and the only publisher west of the Mississippi.

The nonprofit publishing arm of the University of California system, UCP attracts manuscripts from the world's foremost scholars, writers, artists, and public intellectuals. About one-third of its authors are affiliated with the University of California. Each year UCP publish approximately 180 new books and 54 journals in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and keep about 3,500 book titles in print.


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