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New England Journal of Medicine Selects ScholarOne's Manuscript Central for Online Peer Review

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thomson Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) and leading provider of information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, today announced that the Massachusetts Medical Society's New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has selected ScholarOne's Manuscript Central as its online peer review system.

The New England Journal of Medicine is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice. Material is published with an emphasis on internal medicine and specialty areas including allergy/immunology, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, kidney disease, oncology, pulmonary disease, rheumatology, HIV, and infectious diseases.

"We are very pleased to welcome the New England Journal of Medicine to the Manuscript Central user community," said Keith MacGregor, executive vice president of Academic and Government Markets at Thomson Scientific. "As one of the largest, most distinguished and most influential peer reviewed medical journals today, we are pleased to partner with them to help innovate medical technology and research."

"Our goal in implementing Manuscript Central is to increase the efficiency of our peer review process for authors, reviewers, and editors," said Tad Campion, M.D., Senior Deputy Editor and Online Editor for the New England Journal of Medicine.

Manuscript Central offers a number of features to address scholarly publishers' needs, enabling users to submit, review, annotate and format technical manuscripts in innovative ways. In addition, the acquisition of ScholarOne by Thomson Scientific gives authors and publishers access to additional expertise in information and tools that span the entire research process.

About Massachusetts Medical Society

The Massachusetts Medical Society, with more than 18,500 physicians and student members, is dedicated to educating and advocating for the patients and physicians of Massachusetts. The Society publishes the New England Journal of Medicine, one of the world's leading medical journals; the Journal Watch family of professional newsletters covering 11 specialties; and AIDS Clinical Care. The Society is also a leader in continuing medical education for health care professionals throughout Massachusetts, conducting a variety of medical education programs for physicians and health care professionals. Founded in 1781, MMS is the oldest continuously operating medical society in the country.

About ScholarOne, Inc.

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 2.8 million registered users worldwide.

The clients of ScholarOne include prestigious nonprofit societies, university presses, government agencies, and the world's leading commercial publishers. The company employs 80 people at its Charlottesville, Virginia, headquarters and in Washington, D.C.; Boston; London; and Bielefeld, Germany.

About The Thomson Corporation

The Thomson Corporation ( is a global leader in providing essential electronic workflow solutions to business and professional customers. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to professionals in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, scientific research and healthcare. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).

Thomson Scientific is a business of The Thomson Corporation. Its information solutions assist professionals at every stage of research and development-from discovery to analysis to product development and distribution. Thomson Scientific information solutions can be found at

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