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Contact: Vicki Cohn, (914) 740-2156, vcohn@liebertpub.com
Thyroid Journal Expansion Will Include Groundbreaking Videojournal, Abstracts, and Critical Commentary

New Rochelle, NY, June 27, 2013Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers and the American Thyroid Association (ATA) announced major plans for the expansion of the flagship journal Thyroid to include two additional important components to better serve the thyroid community and to foster optimal patient care. 

In spring 2014, Thyroid will launch an innovative rapid-publication videojournal companion called VideoEndocrinology. VideoEndocrinology will publish high-quality videos of cutting-edge surgical and diagnostic imaging techniques and technologies covering thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal tumors and diseases, with minimally invasive, robotic, and open surgical procedures. VideoEndocrinology will provide a dynamic new venue for physicians and surgeons to share their techniques and showcase new approaches. This summer, the ATA and Publisher will announce an outstanding editor-in-chief and associate editor team for VideoEndocrinology and will build an extensive taxonomy that will support a robust videojournal platform.

Beginning in January 2014, the highly valued abstract and commentary publication—Clinical Thyroidology, led by Editor-in-Chief Jerome M. Hershman, MD—will be part of the Thyroid journal expansion, enhanced by a sophisticated online format that will be easily searchable and discoverable, and accessible in libraries and institutions all over the globe as part of a subscription to Thyroid

ATA members in good standing will receive VideoEndocrinology and Clinical Thyroidology as part of their membership benefits.

All three journals are provided free online in the developing world courtesy of the Publisher.

“The American Thyroid Association leadership is enthusiastic about pursuing these new publication directions,” says Bryan R. Haugen, MD, President of the ATA and Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Head, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes, Mary Rossick Kern and Jerome H. Kern Chair in Endocrine Neoplasms Research, University of Colorado School of Medicine. “VideoEndocrinology and Clinical Thyroidology are innovative collaborative opportunities with Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. to expand our academic and intellectual reach in a way that will better serve our members and the larger community.”

“The combination of these three publications provides a vastly expanded resource for thyroidologists and endocrine specialists to ensure better outcomes for their patients,” says Mary Ann Liebert, President of the company that bears her name.

About the Society
The American Thyroid Association (ATA) is the leading worldwide organization dedicated to the advancement, understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders and thyroid cancer. ATA is an international membership medical society with over 1,600 members from 43 countries around the world. Celebrating its 90th anniversary, ATA delivers its mission through several key endeavors: the publication of highly regarded monthly journals, Thyroid, Clinical Thyroidology, and Clinical Thyroidology for Patients; annual scientific meetings; biennial clinical and research symposia; research grant programs for young investigators, support of online professional, public and patient educational programs; and the development of guidelines for clinical management of thyroid disease. The ATA has extensive online information on their website on thyroid disease for patients in both English and Spanish and serves as the clinical resource for patients and the public who look for reliable information on the Internet.

About the Flagship Journal
Thyroid, the Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association, is an authoritative peer-reviewed journal published monthly online with Open Access options and in print. The Journal publishes original articles and timely reviews that reflect the rapidly advancing changes in our understanding of thyroid physiology and pathology, from the molecular biology of the cell to clinical management of thyroid disorders. Complete tables of content and a free sample issue may be viewed on the Thyroid website.

About the Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers, is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research, including Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, Journal of Women’s Health, and Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders. Its biotechnology trade magazine, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), was the first in its field and is today the industry’s most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm’s 80 journals, books, and newsmagazines is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.