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American Society for Cell Biology Selects Abstract Central for Comprehensive Workflow Management

Philadelphia, PA USA, London UK, July 15, 2008

The Scientific business of Thomson Reuters today announced the American Society for Cell Biology has selected Abstract CentralĀ® for its abstract workflow process. The American Society for Cell Biology represents more than 11,000 basic biology researchers throughout the United States and in 50 other countries.

Abstract Central is an innovative, Web-based workflow solution for abstract submission, peer review, program creation, publishing output and administrative control.

"Since its founding, the American Society for Cell Biology has integrated the various elements of this scientific field," said Keith MacGregor, executive vice president of Academic and Government Markets, Thomson Reuters. "Abstract Central also has embraced the idea of integration by bringing together all aspects of the abstract process on a single integrated database, allowing for seamless transition."

"We look forward to our new relationship with ScholarOne, as we seek to improve all facets of our abstract management process," said Howie Berman, Senior Manager, Technology & Member Services, the American Society for Cell Biology.

About ScholarOne
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 5 million registered users worldwide.

About the American Society of Cell Biology
The American Society for Cell Biology ( was founded in 1960 to bring the varied facets of cell biology together. The Society's purpose is to promote and develop the field of cell biology. Its objectives are achieved, in part, through the scholarly dissemination of research at its Annual Meeting and Summer Meetings, and in its publications.

About Thomson Reuters
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