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Elsevier launches new online book series: Elsevier Insights

Elsevier

Burlington, MA, 24 February 2010 - Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, announced today the launch of Elsevier Insights, a new online book series covering topics in areas such as life and physical sciences, engineering, computer science, tourism, and finance. Elsevier Insights provides high quality, cutting-edge, specialized content through fast-track online publication.

The first two volumes, Aging, Ageism and Abuse: Moving from Awareness to Action (http://www.elsevierdirect.com/product.jsp?isbn=9780123815088), edited by Gloria M. Gutman and Charmaine Spencer and A History of Weed Science in North America (http://www.elsevierdirect.com/product.jsp?isbn=9780123814951) by Robert L. Zimdahl are now available, and 19 more volumes are currently planned for 2010.

Elsevier Insights volumes are included in the ScienceDirect eBooks program and are also available for individual purchase via elsevierdirect.com (www.elsevierdirect.com) and third party platform partners. Online delivery offers the benefits of 24/7 availability, multi-user simultaneous access, fully linked references, increased discoverability, and the availability of usage and download statistics. In addition, all Elsevier Insights volumes are also available in print.

"This new series allows Elsevier to meet the scientific community's need for quicker access to state-of-the-art information," said Jim Donohue, Managing Director, Elsevier Science and Technology Books. "Librarians and professionals alike have been requesting innovative publishing to enhance their research and facilitate information sharing."

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Notes to Editors:

Aging, Ageism and Abuse offers a thought-provoking examination of selected current policies and programs that have been developed within the health, social services and criminal justice systems, to combat ageism and abuse. It highlights the special issues and vulnerabilities of older women, older men and persons from the LGTB community. ISBN: 9780123815088, first edition, 120 pages http://www.elsevierdirect.com/product.jsp?isbn=9780123815088

A History of Weed Science in North America is the first analytical history of weed science to be written and compares the development of weed science, entomology and plant pathology. In addition, it identifies the primary founders of weed science and describes their role in the growth of this discipline. ISBN: 9780123814951, first edition, 224 pages, http://www.elsevierdirect.com/product.jsp?isbn=9780123814951

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including the Lancet (www.thelancet.com) and Cell (www.cell.com), and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect (www.sciencedirect.com), Scopus (www.scopus.com), Reaxys (www.reaxys.com), MD Consult (www.mdconsult.com) and Nursing Consult (www.nursingconsult.com), which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite (www.scival.com) and MEDai's Pinpoint Review (www.medai.com), which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier (www.elsevier.com) employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC (www.reedelsevier.com), a world-leading publisher and information provider. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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