ScholarOne Awarded Two Patents for Innovative Technology Behind Web-Based Solutions

    Thomson Business Receives Patents for Innovative Business Processes That
    Serve as the Basis for Capstone Products Manuscript Central(TM), Abstract
    Central(R) and Proceedings Central(TM)

    PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Dec. 4 /CNW/ -- ScholarOne, a Thomson business,
today announced that it has been awarded two United States patents from the
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for business processes related to managing
and reviewing documents -- the backbone of ScholarOne's innovative web-based
solutions, including Manuscript Central, Abstract Central and Proceedings
    The two patents, United States Patent 7,257,767 ("System and method for
publishing documents") and United States Patent 7,263,655 ("System and method
for publishing manuscripts") were issued in August 2007.
    "We decided to pursue these patents because we believe the processes
behind ScholarOne products are the most advanced in the industry, helping make
our products the most configurable, comprehensive, easy-to-use online
submission and review systems available," said Keith MacGregor, Executive Vice
President of Thomson Scientific's Academic & Government Market.  "We see the
grant of these patents as proof positive that ScholarOne products are unique
offerings with unique infrastructures.  They are in a class by themselves."
    Manuscript Central is an innovative, web-based, database-driven peer
review and online submission program for scholarly publishers.  Manuscript
Central automates manuscript submission to journals and allows for easy
administrative, editing and reviewing capabilities, so its customers can focus
on content, not on process.  With more than 180 societies and publishers,
2,400 books and journals, 70,000 monthly submissions and 5 million registered
users, Manuscript Central is the proven industry leader.
    Abstract Central is a web-based application designed to provide meetings
with secure, complete, cost-effective solutions for abstract submission, peer
review, program creation, publishing output and administrative control.
Proceedings Central complements Abstract Central by supporting the submission
of abstracts and full papers for conference proceedings.
    For more information about ScholarOne products, visit
    About ScholarOne, Inc.
    ScholarOne, Inc. ( 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 2.6 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's headquarters are in
Charlottesville, VA. Other locations include Washington, D.C., Cypress,
Calif., and London.
    About The Thomson Corporation
    The Thomson Corporation ( 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

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