EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association

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~ EBSCO Now Acting as Direct Sales Partner for AMA Journals; AMA will participate in EBSCO’s new expanded sales distribution program ~

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These journals are of unsurpassed importance in the area of medicine, and EBSCO is in a unique position to ensure that all appropriate institutions worldwide can be made aware of the benefits of subscribing electronically.

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the American Medical Association (AMA) are expanding their relationship in an effort to further promote visibility and adoption of the top medical journals around the world. While EBSCO has long made AMA journals available via its subscription services, EBSCO will now act as a sales agent for The JAMA Network.

Long known as both a subscription agency and a database vendor, EBSCO has now pooled the resources from both areas and now offers selected publishers truly expanded worldwide sales and marketing efforts as part of a new program. The list of publisher partners in this program is limited.

Health care professionals around the world turn to The JAMA Network for groundbreaking research and insightful commentary from leaders across the broad spectrum of health care. It is a trusted family of esteemed medical journals that shape the future of medicine by connecting physicians with important, innovative research in general medicine and many specialties.

With the agreement, EBSCO will be selling the following journals from The JAMA Network:

  •     Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
  •     JAMA Dermatology
  •     JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
  •     JAMA Internal Medicine
  •     JAMA Neurology
  •     JAMA Ophthalmology
  •     JAMA Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  •     JAMA Pediatrics
  •     JAMA Psychiatry
  •     JAMA Surgery

These journals are indexed in many EBSCO databases, and the two organizations are maximizing technology to ensure the best possible linking between EBSCO’s hosted indexes (e.g., Academic Search, CINAHL®, MEDLINE™, etc.), and the AMA e-journal platform for mutual customers. Enhanced linking will also be provided via EBSCO Discovery Service™, as well as via EBSCO’s point-of-care products (e.g., DynaMed™) for mutual customers.

Sam Brooks, EBSCO’s Executive Vice President of Marketing, Sales, Publisher Relations & Strategic Partnerships remarked: “These journals are of unsurpassed importance in the area of medicine, and EBSCO is in a unique position to ensure that all appropriate institutions worldwide can be made aware of the benefits of subscribing electronically.”

Thomas J. Easley, The JAMA Network’s Senior Vice President and Publisher commented, “We believe that EBSCO’s extensive network of sales agents will add significantly to our efforts to publish and disseminate the highest quality peer-reviewed original research, commentary and clinical content via The JAMA Network.”

About EBSCO Health
EBSCO Health, part of EBSCO Information Services, is a leading provider of clinical decision support solutions, healthcare business intelligence, and medical research information for the healthcare industry. EBSCO Health users include professionals in medicine, nursing, and allied health. Flagship products include CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Nursing Reference Center™, clinical e-books and e-journals, EBSCO Discovery Service™, licensed databases (such as MEDLINE®), plus EBSCONET®. EBSCO databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the electronic resource favored by libraries around the world.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 6,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 650,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: http://www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

About The JAMA Network and the American Medical Association
The JAMA Network brings JAMA together with the JAMA specialty journals to offer enhanced access to the research, reviews, and perspectives shaping the future of medicine. The American Medical Association is the premier national organization dedicated to empowering the nation’s physicians to continually provide safer, higher quality, and more efficient care for patients and communities. For more than 165 years the AMA has been unwavering in its commitment to using its unique position and knowledge to shape a healthier future for America.

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