Elsevier partners with Peking University

October 12, 2009

Beijing, 12 October 2009 - Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced its publishing partnership with Peking University. Under the agreement, Elsevier will publish the Proceedings of the Beijing Forum from 2004 to 2008 in Procedia.

Procedia is Elsevier's e-only product dedicated to publishing high quality conference proceedings. Procedia enables fast dissemination so conference delegates can publish their papers in a dedicated online issue on ScienceDirect, which will then be made freely available worldwide.

Initiated in 2004, the aim of the Beijing Forum is to promote the study of humanities and social sciences globally.

Mr. Guoyou Zhang, Vice President of Peking University, commented, "We are very pleased that Elsevier will publish the Proceedings of the Beijing Forum. The new publishing arrangement with Elsevier will enable the Proceedings to reach a wider audience throughout the world and help the global recognition of the forum."

Martin Tanke, Managing Director, Elsevier S&T Journal Publishing, added, "Peking University's Social Science program is internationally renowned, and as a leading publisher in social science, partnering with them is just one of the ways we are helping to foster research in China."

Hugo Zhang, Managing Director of Elsevier S&T China noted, "We are very proud to be able to work the Beijing Forum and are delighted to further strengthen our partnership with Peking University, where we have an established author workshop program and more than 30 faculty members sit on the editorial boards of journals we publish."
About Peking University

Peking University (http://english.pku.edu.cn/index.htm) is one of the top universities in China. Founded in 1898, Peking University was originally known as the Imperial University of Peking. It was the first national university covering comprehensive disciplines in China, and has been a leading institution of higher education in China since its establishment.

About the Beijing Forum

The Beijing Forum (www.beijingforum.org/en/Index.asp) is an international forum co-sponsored by Peking University, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Education and the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies, with support from the State Council of China, and the Beijing Municipal Government. First initiated in 2004, the Beijing Forum has hit its 6th meeting this year. The general theme of the Beijing Forum is "The Harmony of Civilizations and Prosperity for All". The Forum endeavors to promote academic development and social progress across the world, therefore contributing to the development and prosperity of humankind.

About Procedia

Procedia (www.elsevier.com/locate/procedia) is an e-only product launched by Elsevier S&T in 2008. It focuses on publishing high quality conference proceedings. Procedia enables fast dissemination so conference delegates can publish their papers in a dedicated online issue on ScienceDirect, which will then be made freely available worldwide.

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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