Elsevier Partnership with Peking University Medical Press
Elsevier, a world-leading medical publisher, today announced an extension of their partnership with Peking University Medical Press (PUMP) to enhance access to international medical resources in China. Following the initial partnership in 2004, the joint editorial office under this collaboration with PUMP has published more than 100 health sciences publications. With the renewal of the partnership, Elsevier and PUMP will increase the amount of international medical content and resources available in the local language in China.
“This partnership has taken great steps in making world class resources available to clinicians, students, and experts in the medical field here in China, who will continue to benefit from Elsevier’s partnerships with renowned medical institutions and publishers like the Peking University Medical Press”, said Brian Nairn, CEO of Elsevier Health Sciences, speaking at a ceremony to launch the signing of the agreement.
“We are very pleased that this partnership has been so successful in recent years and with this new agreement we are positive that Peking University Medical Press will be better enabled to expand the number of world leading medical resources we publish” said Mr. Lu Yin Dao, President of PUMP.
Elsevier Health Sciences has had a presence in China since the 1980s. The company’s contribution in bringing top information and medical data resources to China include, The Lancet Chinese edition, leading text and reference books and electronic publishing products, including a clinical solutions platform – MD Consult® in 2005, which has enabled physicians to offer better care and led to greater efficiencies in hospitals.
“This is at the heart of the Elsevier strategy, to enhance the transfer of knowledge in and out of China to contribute to improving healthcare around the world”, said Lex Rozenbroek, Asia Pacific managing director at Elsevier.
“China’s rapidly evolving healthcare environment requires access to top information and educational resources from around the world, a company with a tradition like Elsevier which publishes Gray’s Anatomy, one of the most famous medical publications of the last hundred years, brings strong support in this area” said Prof. Han Qi De, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress and President of Peking University Health Science Center, who spoke at the ceremony.
Elsevier has a long history of publishing trusted and leading Scientific, Technical and Medical (STM) information and disseminates and preserves STM literature meeting the information needs of the world’s scientists and clinicians. The Company has developed a global scholarly community of 7,000 journal editors, 70,000 editorial board members, 200,000 reviewers, and 500,000 authors publishing 2,000 journals, 17,000 books; with 2,200 new books each year.
“We hope to work with local institutions and publishers to contribute our international network and over one hundred years of publishing experience,” said Victor Lam, managing director for China at Elsevier Health Sciences Asia. “With this experience and global resources, Elsevier will be in a position to help share the expertise and unique understanding originating in China, such as the wealth of knowledge in fields that include Traditional Chinese Medicine and the transfer of other Chinese medical resources abroad.”
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