New England Journal of Medicine Selects ScholarOne's Manuscript Central for Online Peer Review



    PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Oct. 10 /CNW/ -- Thomson Scientific, part of The
Thomson Corporation (NYSE:   TOC; TSX: TOC) and leading provider of information
solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, today announced
that the Massachusetts Medical Society's New England Journal of Medicine
(NEJM) has selected ScholarOne's Manuscript Central as its online peer review
system.
    The New England Journal of Medicine is a weekly general medical journal
that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial
opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and
clinical practice. Material is published with an emphasis on internal medicine
and specialty areas including allergy/immunology, cardiology, endocrinology,
gastroenterology, hematology, kidney disease, oncology, pulmonary disease,
rheumatology, HIV, and infectious diseases.
    "We are very pleased to welcome the New England Journal of Medicine to
the Manuscript Central user community," said Keith MacGregor, executive vice
president of Academic and Government Markets at Thomson Scientific. "As one of
the largest, most distinguished and most influential peer reviewed medical
journals today, we are pleased to partner with them to help innovate medical
technology and research."
    "Our goal in implementing Manuscript Central is to increase the
efficiency of our peer review process for authors, reviewers, and editors,"
said Tad Campion, M.D., Senior Deputy Editor and Online Editor for the New
England Journal of Medicine.
    Manuscript Central offers a number of features to address scholarly
publishers' needs, enabling users to submit, review, annotate and format
technical manuscripts in innovative ways. In addition, the acquisition of
ScholarOne by Thomson Scientific gives authors and publishers access to
additional expertise in information and tools that span the entire research
process.

    
    About Massachusetts Medical Society
    
    The Massachusetts Medical Society, with more than 18,500 physicians and
student members, is dedicated to educating and advocating for the patients and
physicians of Massachusetts. The Society publishes the New England Journal of
Medicine, one of the world's leading medical journals; the Journal Watch
family of professional newsletters covering 11 specialties; and AIDS Clinical
Care. The Society is also a leader in continuing medical education for health
care professionals throughout Massachusetts, conducting a variety of medical
education programs for physicians and health care professionals. Founded in
1781, MMS is the oldest continuously operating medical society in the country.

    
    About ScholarOne, Inc.
    
    ScholarOne, Inc. (www.scholarone.com) provides comprehensive workflow
management systems for scholarly journals, books, and conferences. Its Web-
based applications enable publishers to manage the submission, peer review,
production, and publication processes more efficiently, increasing their
profile among authors, decreasing time-to-market for critical scientific data,
and lowering infrastructure costs. The Manuscript Central user base has grown
to 2.8 million registered users worldwide.
    The clients of ScholarOne include prestigious nonprofit societies,
university presses, government agencies, and the world's leading commercial
publishers. The company employs 80 people at its Charlottesville, Virginia,
headquarters and in Washington, D.C.; Boston; London; and Bielefeld, Germany.

    
    About The Thomson Corporation
    
    The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com) is a global leader in providing
essential electronic workflow solutions to business and professional
customers.  With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson provides
value-added information, software tools and applications to professionals in
the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, scientific research
and healthcare.  The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York
and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE:   TOC; TSX: TOC).
    Thomson Scientific is a business of The Thomson Corporation.  Its
information solutions assist professionals at every stage of research and
development-from discovery to analysis to product development and
distribution. Thomson Scientific information solutions can be found at
scientific.thomson.com.




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For further information: Nikki Haffey of Thomson Scientific, 
+1-434-817-2040. nikki.haffey@thomson.com Web Site:
http://www.scientific.thomson.com

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