Elsevier launches new textbook initiative: Academic Press and Cell Press collaboration

December 09, 2009

Burlington, MA, 9 December 2009 - Elsevier, the world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today the launch of a new textbook initiative for the life sciences at this week's annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology. The first title, "Molecular Biology" (http://www.elsevierdirect.com/product.jsp?isbn=9780123785893) by David P. Clark has now been published with more titles to follow in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Elsevier/Academic Press (http://www.elsevierdirect.com/imprint.jsp?iid=5) and Cell Press (http://www.cell.com/cellpress) have a long-standing tradition of publishing life science research discoveries in highly-acclaimed books and journals. Academic Cell (www.academiccell.com) is a new textbook initiative bringing together these two well respected publishing brands. The result is a line of textbooks that fully integrates the benefits of a traditional textbook framework and primary literature reflecting what is happening in research today.

According to Jim Donohue, Managing Director of Elsevier Science and Technology Books, "These two, strong brands in the life science community, Academic Press and Cell Press, have listened to instructors and come together to build a better textbook. With this Academic Cell initiative, we are meeting the needs of a shared customer by helping students learn to think like scientists through the seamless integration of textbook and journal content in print and electronic form."

Textbook and journal content have increasingly been combined in Life Science classrooms. "The benefits of using primary literature in the classroom are wide-ranging and we are happy to be part of this initiative to help students learn firsthand about the rapidly evolving and exciting the fields of cell and molecular biology from Cell Press," commented Emilie Marcus, Editor-in-Chief of Cell Press and Executive Editor of Cell.

With the purchase of every copy of an Academic Cell textbook, students will be able to access an online study guide containing relevant Cell Press articles, as well as bridge material to ease them in to research material. In addition, images from the articles will be available in PowerPoint, with optional test questions. "We look forward to continuing to work with Academic Press on the Academic Cell collaboration. Cell Press is always at the forefront of innovation, and Academic Cell is one more example of this," added Cell Press CEO Lynne Herndon.
-end-
To learn more about this new partnership, please visit www.academiccell.com.

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).

Elsevier

Related Cell Biology Articles from Brightsurf:

Deep learning on cell signaling networks establishes AI for single-cell biology
Researchers at CeMM have developed knowledge-primed neural networks (KPNNs), a new method that combines the power of deep learning with the interpretability of biological network models.

RNA biology provides the key to cell identity and health
Two papers in Genome Research by the FANTOM Consortium have provided new insights into the core regulatory networks governing cell types in different vertebrate species, and the role of RNA as regulators of cell function and identity.

Cell biology: Your number's up!
mRNAs program the synthesis of proteins in cells, and their functional lifetimes are dynamically regulated.

Cell biology -- maintaining mitochondrial resilience
Mitochondria cannot autonomously cope with stress and must instead call on the cell for help.

Cell biology: All in a flash!
Scientists of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have developed a tool to eliminate essential proteins from cells with a flash of light.

A biology boost
Assistance during the first years of a biology major leads to higher retention of first-generation students.

Cell-free synthetic biology comes of age
In a review paper published in Nature Reviews Genetics, Professor Michael Jewett explores how cell-free gene expression stands to help the field of synthetic biology dramatically impact society, from the environment to medicine to education.

Scientists develop electrochemical platform for cell-free synthetic biology
Scientists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and Arizona State University (ASU) have developed the first direct gene circuit to electrode interface by combining cell-free synthetic biology with state-of-the-art nanostructured electrodes.

In a first for cell biology, scientists observe ribosome assembly in real time
A team of scientists from Scripps Research and Stanford University has recorded in real time a key step in the assembly of ribosomes -- the complex and evolutionarily ancient 'molecular machines' that make proteins in cells and are essential for all life forms.

Cell biology: Endocannabinoid system may be involved in human testis physiology
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) may be directly involved in the regulation of the physiology of the human testis, including the development of sperm cells, according to a study in tissue samples from 15 patients published in Scientific Reports.

Read More: Cell Biology News and Cell Biology Current Events
Brightsurf.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.