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Elsevier Adds Open Access Journal: Annals of Medicine and Surgery to its Medical Journal Portfolio

NEW YORK, October 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announces it has added Annals of Medicine and Surgery (AMS), an online-only, open access journal devoted to physicians and surgeons in training, to its medical journal portfolio. AMS publishes original, peer-reviewed research articles, as well as review articles, commentaries, quality improvement projects, case reports, and other short communications.

Dr. Riaz Agha, Founder, Managing and Executive Editor of the International Journal of Surgery will serve as Editor-in-Chief of AMS. Dr. Agha is a member of the Elsevier Editorial System Advisory Board, the Map of Medicine Fellows Board and the Committee for the Association of Surgeons in Training. He is part of the Web Committee for the World Association of Medical Editorsand the Section of Plastic Surgery at the Royal Society of Medicine. In the past, he has also served as Council Member for the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

"Our aim for Annals of Medicine and Surgery, is to engage, develop and harness the talents of those in medical training by giving them a modern, efficient, dynamic, and international open access journal as a vehicle for their scholarly and intellectual output," said DrAgha."AMS will grow and develop with its readers and authors. We will adapt and be nimble and flexible to the needs and wants of those we serve."

Allan Ross, Publisher at Elsevier, commented, "Elsevier is pleased to add Annals of Medicine and Surgery to our publishing program. AMS will fill an important niche by providing rapid publication of articles for the education and development of tomorrow's physician and surgeon leaders."

The journal will follow a rapid publication system-manuscripts will be posted online within four days after article acceptance. All articles published will be freely available to anyone at; the journal will also be available online on ScienceDirect per November 21st 2013.

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About Open Access Publishing at Elsevier

Elsevier has been providing open access publishing options since 2005. Today, researchers can choose to publish open access in over 1,600 established peer-reviewed journals as well as 59 full open access journals and these numbers will continue to grow rapidly. All of Elsevier's open access publications have been peer reviewed, ensuring that the broader community not only reads the latest research but that it is factual, original and of the highest quality and ethical standards. For more information about Elsevier's open access program, visit

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider 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 and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby's Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, helping research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including more than 15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group PLC is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RUK and ENL.

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