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BMJ Group Selects Manuscript Central For New BMJ Case Reports Website

Philadelphia, PA USA, London UK, July 1, 2008

The Scientific business of Thomson Reuters today announced that BMJ Group has selected Manuscript Centralâ„¢, a web-based, database-driven peer review and online submission program for scholarly publishers, as its online peer review system for its new BMJ Case Reports website.

BMJ Group, which publishes the BMJ (British Medical Journal), one of the world's leading general medical journals, recently launched BMJ Case Reports dedicated solely to patient case studies. The site aims to publish a high volume of cases in all disciplines so that healthcare professionals, researchers and others can easily find clinically important information on common and rare conditions.

"The speed and professionalism of ScholarOne is magnificent," said Gary Bryan, database manager of BMJ Group. "They worked very hard for a smooth implementation of BMJ Case Reports, and we are extremely pleased with the outcome."

"Case Reports submission is a new process for BMJ and they wanted a highly flexible, configurable system," said Keith MacGregor, executive vice president of Academic and Government Markets, Thomson Reuters. "By choosing Manuscript Central, they have made the online submission and peer review process easy for users."

To visit the BMJ Case Reports web page, please visit http://casereports.bmj.com.

ScholarOne, Inc. (www.scholarone.com) 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 5 million registered users worldwide, and supports over 2200 journals. The clients of ScholarOne include prestigious nonprofit societies, university presses, government agencies, and the world's leading commercial publishers.

About BMJ (British Medical Journal)
The British Medical Journal (BMJ) was founded in 1840 and is one of the world's leading general medical journals. The BMJ publishes orginal scientific studies, review and educational articles, and papers commenting on the clinical, scientific, social, political and economic factors affecting health.

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