Wiley-Blackwell journals contribute to Council of Science Editor's global theme issue

October 22, 2007

Oxford, UK, October 22nd, 2007 - Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc (NYSE: JWa), (NYSE: JWb), today announced that 16 of its journals will participate in the Council of Science Editor's (CSE) Global Theme Issue dedicated to poverty and human development.

"Poverty and human development is a critical topic that impacts life expectancy, literacy, education, and standard of living worldwide. Wiley-Blackwell is pleased to support this international collaboration of scholarly research." said Sue Corbett, Managing Director, Medicine, Wiley-Blackwell, "Our participating journals will be addressing a variety of key issues, such as a review of Trachoma treatment methods, a look at how poverty affects women, in terms of health, pregnancy and equal opportunities, and current access to health information in Zambia."

The Wiley-Blackwell journals taking part in the theme issue are:
Anaesthesia
Clinical and Experimental Optometry
Evidence-Based Child Health: A Cochrane Review Journal
Health Information and Libraries Journal
International Journal of Dermatology
International Nursing Review
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing
Natural Resources Forum
Nursing & Health Sciences
Nursing for Women's Health (formerly AWHONN Lifelines)
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Review of Income and Wealth
Transfusion


Wiley-Blackwell supports increasing access to information in developing countries and participates in programs that promote scientific research and development, including HINARI, AGORA and OARE. "Most of our medical, agricultural and environmental journals, as well as The Cochrane Library, are free or reduced-price in developing countries," said Jon Walmsley, Managing Director, Professional, Wiley-Blackwell. "This is core to our efforts to disseminate knowledge and we believe that working with the Council of Science Editors on this issue will help raise awareness and encourage research in the region."

All of the papers published by Wiley-Blackwell journals as part of this global theme issue will be available free online from the journals' homepages.

Journal Home Pages:

Anaesthesia - http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/ana
Clinical and Experimental Optometry - http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0816-4622&site=1
Evidence-Based Child Health: A Cochrane Review Journal - http://www.evidence-basedchildhealth.com
Health Information and Libraries Journal - http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/hir
International Journal of Dermatology - http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/ijd
International Nursing Review - http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/inr
Journal of Advanced Nursing - http://www.journalofadvancednursing.com
Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing - http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/jspn
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing - http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0884-2175
Natural Resources Forum - http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/nrf
Nursing & Health Sciences - http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/nhs
Nursing for Women's Health (formerly AWHONN Lifelines) - http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/nwh
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care - http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/ppc
Review of Income and Wealth - http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/roiw
Transfusion - http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/trf
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About the Council of Science Editors (CSE)

CSE is a professional society of science editors that serves members in the scientific publishing and information science communities by fostering networking, education, discussion, and exchange and to be an authoritative resource on current and emerging issues in the communication of scientific information. The CSE Web site that has the list of all participating journals. The direct URL is http://www.councilscienceeditors.org/globalthemeissue.cfm An accompanying Global Theme Issue Event will be held at the National Institutes of Health on 22nd October which will also be available by Web cast. More information is available at http://www.fic.nih.gov/news/events/cse.htm and a link to the web cast is http://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?live=6239.

About Wiley-Blackwell

Wiley-Blackwell was formed in February 2007 as a result of the acquisition of Blackwell Publishing Ltd. by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and its merger with Wiley's Scientific, Technical, and Medical business. Together, the companies have created a global publishing business with deep strength in every major academic and professional field. Wiley-Blackwell publishes approximately 1,400 scholarly peer-reviewed journals and an extensive collection of books with global appeal. For more information on Wiley-Blackwell, please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com or http://interscience.wiley.com. For more information about how Wiley-Blackwell provides access to content in the developing world, please visit http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/librarians/developing_countries.asp.

About Wiley

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Since 1901, Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 350 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Chemistry and Peace.

Our core businesses include scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional/trade publishes books, subscription products, training materials, and online applications and websites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's Web site can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.

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