FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Royal Society of Medicine Press choose HighWire for online hosting
The Royal Society of Medicine Press and Stanford University's HighWire
Press are delighted to announce their new partnership for online
journals publishing. Content from all 16 of the RSM Press journals will
be live on HighWire's premier ePublishing platform by early May 2008, as
RSM Press expands its HighWire presence.
"HighWire's reputation is excellent, and they host an unrivalled
selection of the world's leading medical journals. In addition, their
platform provides the flexibility and stability required for ePublishing
in the current climate," says Peter Richardson, the Managing Director of
RSM Press. "We have been working with the HighWire team for many years
on the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, and they were the
natural choice when we decided to consolidate our online journals onto a
A key benefit of the new HighWire partnership is easier access to the
RSM Press eJournals Collection, which offers institutions the
opportunity to subscribe to all RSM Press journals at a special
collection rate. Covering a wide range of topics from sexual health to
tropical medicine, and from telemedicine to health policy, the RSM Press
eJournals Collection is part of a range of new purchasing and licensing
options available from RSM Press.
"We see many ways in which HighWire can help RSM Press with their goals
to promote their prestigious branding," said John Sack, Director of
HighWire Press. "HighWire's new platform, H2O, will provide them with
the technical expertise and flexibility to layer new services on to
their online presence into the future."
Included on the new RSM platform are two journals which have never been
online before: Journal of Integrated Care Pathways and Journal of
Medical Biography. Each journal will be available with three years of
back content from launch, and access will be free to existing print
subscribers and eJournals Collection customers.
As an adjunct to the move, RSM Press have signed up to both LOCKSS and
Portico, to preserve their digital content for future generations.
About RSM Press
Established over 200 years ago, the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) is
an independent, non-political organization whose mission is to promote
and exchange views on medical, educational and other health care issues
and to provide a broad range of education for qualified doctors and
healthcare workers. The RSM has a worldwide multidisciplinary membership
that currently exceeds 20,000, including a substantial number of
RSM Press, a wholly owned trading subsidiary of the RSM, is the
publishing arm of the RSM and publishes books, journals and online
services. The organisation has grown significantly in recent years, and
further growth is planned for the future.
The 16 journals published by RSM Press cover a wide variety of subjects
in the medical field, from biochemistry to ethics and from biography to
telemedicine. In addition to publishing their own journals, RSM Press
also provide publishing services to an increasing number of medical
societies and organisations, such as the American College of Phlebology,
the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and the British Menopause
More information can be found at www.rsmjournals.com.
Contact: Kristen Boyton, Journals Sales Manager
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or Natasha Cohen, Senior Journals Development Editor
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About HighWire Press
HighWire Press, a division of the Stanford University Libraries,
provides online site development and hosting solutions to the scholarly
publishing community. HighWire produces the definitive online versions
of high-impact, peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly content in
many disciplines. Since 1995, HighWire has partnered with influential
societies, university presses and other publishers to create a vast
database of the finest, fully searchable research, medical and social
science literature available on the Internet. The HighWire community
shares ideas and innovations in publishing through regular meetings,
discussion forum and through the service of its unique blend of highly
More information can be found at http://highwire.stanford.edu.
Contact: Bonnie Zavon, Public Relations ([log in to unmask])
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