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Summer 2012


Mary Ann Liebert

Hello to all,

Our summer has been anything but slow. We have new journals to announce and their agenda is imperative. I was delighted to accept an invitation from Katina Strauch to be interviewed in Against the Grain, and it appeared in their August issue (it's also online on their site… and ours!) I hope you'll read it because it includes Q&A about Open Access, spam publishing, the future role of librarians, other STM issues, and a few personal comments to enable you to know me better.

Another very exciting event this month was the landing of Mars Rover, Curiosity. Last November, NASA invited the Editor-in-Chief of our peer-reviewed journal, Astrobiology, to come to Cape Kennedy for the launch of the Rover, and NASA extended the invitation to me as well. My husband and I enjoyed every second. Many members of the editorial board also came to Florida and talked about the importance of astrobiology to advance the life sciences as well as planetary research.

Hope you have seen the Facebook page for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News? Perhaps you follow @GENbio on Twitter? I like Twitter. I tweet under my name; it's a good way to express my feelings on all sorts of issues.

Have a wonderful month, and if you find yourself in New York, do give us a call.

Mary Ann
Founder, President, and CEO


News & Information

New Titles for 2013 Just Announced
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of two groundbreaking new journals for 2013:

Big Data

Big Data
Editor-in-Chief: Edd Dumbill
Print ISSN: 2167-6461
Online ISSN: 2167-647X
A highly innovative, peer-reviewed journal, Big Data provides a unique forum for world-class research exploring the challenges and opportunities in collecting, analyzing, and disseminating vast amounts of data, including data science, big data infrastructure and analytics, and pervasive computing. Learn more

New Aerospace

New Aerospace
Print ISSN: 2168-0256
Online ISSN: 2168-0264
New Aerospace is the only independent, international peer-reviewed journal that is dedicated to the era of new space innovation. Facilitating the rapidly increasing opportunities for collaboration in industry, academia, and government agencies, the Journal serves as the main platform in which the many goals identified in new space enterprise, exploration, and commercialization are expedited. Learn More

10 Frequency Increases for 2013
These essential Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. journals are increasing frequency in 2013, bringing you even more critical, peer-reviewed content:

2013 Pricing Now Available
We are pleased to announce the availability of 2013 institutional subscription pricing. Visit the Resources section of the Librarian Resource Center, or click here for a direct PDF to print and share with colleagues.


President and CEO Mary Ann Liebert interviewed in Against the Grain
From the interview:

ATG: You said in [an] interview that libraries have become much more selective and cost-conscious. With all the new products being launched and libraries having their budgets cut, what do you think will happen? Are you seeing cancellations of subscriptions for pay-for-view, for example?

MAL: We are not seeing much attrition in subscriptions, although libraries have migrated to online. One of the reasons we may not be experiencing worrisome cancellations is that we do not force libraries to take big packages that they may not want, and librarians appreciate this flexibility. Also, we are not a "me too" publisher, and seek to establish unique publications that will advance an embryonic field.

Click here to read the entire just-published interview.


New Editorial Leadership
We are pleased to welcome the following new journal Editor:

Thyroid – Editor-in-Chief: Peter Kopp, MD
Dr. Peter Kopp is Associate Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine and serves as Director ad interim of the Center for Genetic Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University in Chicago. His clinical activities focus on patients with thyroid dysfunction and thyroid cancer, and he is a member of the Thyroid Panel of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Thyroid Association, and has published more than 120 publications in the field of endocrinology and endocrine genetics, including book chapters in major textbooks. Dr. Kopp will assume his duties for Thyroid in August 2012, with a full transition to Editor-in-Chief in January 2013.


This Issue's Featured Publication

Biotechnology Law Report

Biotechnology Law Report
Essential Analysis on Biotech Patents and Litigation, Regulatory and Legislative Activity, and Trade-Related Aspects of Biotechnology

The leading, journal for over 30 years, Biotechnology Law Report is devoted to the evolving body of law and government regulation concerning biotechnology, particularly in the industries in which new products from these technologies are developing the most rapidly: pharmaceuticals, chemicals, agriculture, food processing, energy, mineral recovery, and waste treatment.

Subscribe to Biotechnology Law Report today!

On the Road with Geoff Worton

May saw us exhibiting at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in Seattle. Attendance was good at just under 1,500 attendees and 563 exhibitors and the weather was all that one expects in Seattle. Thanks to all of you that stopped by the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. booth; it was good to be able to meet with you, to have the opportunity to learn about your issues and to share information about new developments at Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. And congratulations to those of you who won prizes on our baseball-themed wheel-of-fortune! Our new 2012 titles, especially Advances in Wound Care and Games for Health Journal attracted a lot of interest, with some interesting conversations at our booth about how institutions are using games and gaming technology in their treatment of patients.

In July we were at the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference in Chicago. It seems so strange to say July and SLA in the same sentence, I'm so used to the Conference being in June. I'm not sure if the change in date affected attendance, but we were certainly very happy to have the chance to meet with so many clients, including a strong representation from overseas. We were pleased to be able to support the Pharmaceutical and Health Technology Division by co-sponsoring their breakfast. This event, which was extremely well attended with twice as many delegates as initially projected, provided a wonderful opportunity for informal conversations in a relaxed setting. Highlights at the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. booth were the two new titles we will be launching in 2013 – New Aerospace and Big Data – especially as these titles see our company publishing in some new research areas.

Coming up in September and October are trips to Mexico City and to Frankfurt for the annual Book Fair. I look forward to seeing you there!

Geoff Worton, Subscription Sales Manager


In the News

A hand-picked selection of some of our latest, groundbreaking research making headlines right now:

Implementing a Therapeutic Hypothermia Program For Post-Cardiac Arrest in Acute Care Hospitals

Should High-Dose Interleukin-2 Continue to be the Treatment of Choice for Metastatic Melanoma?

New Gene Therapy Strategy Boosts Levels of Deficient Protein in Friedreich's Ataxia

Strategies to Improve Renewable Energy Feedstocks for Co-Firing with Coal Are Compared in Industrial Biotechnology

Efficacy of Herbal Remedies for Managing Insomnia

Is Acetazolamide Effective and Safe for Preventing Acute Mountain Sickness?

View our complete list of press releases here.


Come See Us

Stop by our booth to pick up materials, meet our staff, and more at these upcoming conferences:

EBSCO Open Day – Table #11 & Presentation at 3:15pm – Sept. 6, 2012, Mexico City

KESLI Expo – Sept. 13-14, Korea – Represented by EMpact

XVII Seminário Nacional de Bibliotecas Universitárias (SNBU) – Sept. 16-21, Gramado, Brazil - Represented by EMpact

Association of Medical Library Activities – Sept. 24-26, 2012, Aachen, Germany - Represented by Burgundy Information Services

DEFF Online – Sept. 25, Copenhagen, Denmark – Represented by Burgundy Information Services

Pharma-Bio-Med – Sept. 30-Oct. 3, Lisbon, Portugal - Represented by Burgundy Information Services

Frankfurt Book Fair – Oct. 10-14, Frankfurt, Germany - Represented by Burgundy Information Services

KMLA Annual Conference – Oct. 11-12, Korea - Represented by EMpact



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2013 Announcements and Institutional Price List
2012 Complete Catalog - Watch the Librarian Resource Center for our 2013 catalog, coming at the end of August!
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