Copyright Clearance Center Adds Leading STM Publishers to its Digital Licensing Program
BMJ, JAMA, NEJM and Science Join CCC's Digital Repertory
DANVERS, MA, June 12, 2006—Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the world's largest copyright licensing solutions provider, today announced that several of the world's leading publishers of scientific, technical and medical (STM) journals are now included in the list of important publications licensed for digital uses inside organizations.
The publishers are:
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), publisher of Science, the largest paid-circulation, peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of 1 million. AAAS also publishes a range of other scientific newsletters, books and reports.
American Medical Association, publisher of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), an international, peer-reviewed, general medical journal distributed to readers in more than 148 countries. With a circulation of 369,000, JAMA covers all subjects that relate to the practice of medicine and the betterment of public health worldwide.
British Medical Journal Publishing Group, the publishing arm of the British Medical Association and publisher of the weekly BMJ (British Medical Journal), with total circulation of 125,000, and a list of 25 specialist medical journals (including Gut, Heart and Thorax). BMJ Journals publish original scientific studies, review and educational articles and papers on various topics of interest to doctors and other healthcare professionals.
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), published by the Massachusetts Medical Society. With a global print and online readership of 500,000, NEJM presents original articles and interpretive reviews of new developments in the major areas of medicine.
Commenting on CCC's significance to the publishing industry, Alex Williamson, Publishing Director, BMJ and BMJ Journals, said, "BMJ has followed CCC's innovations with interest and we signed their digital repertory agreements in recognition of the shift to digital content by our users. We are confident this will be a simple and easy way to enable and promote lawful digital use of our valuable content within corporations."
"We are delighted to add these highly respected publishers to our digital repertory," said Bob Weiner, CCC Senior Vice President, Licensing. "CCC continuously seeks to help publishers reach new markets while increasing the value of our licenses to our thousands of corporate customers."
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