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  1. 1. PRESS RELEASE FROM NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP 1 September 2005 Embargo: for immediate release Contact: Suzanne Kidd Nature Publishing Group +44 (0) 20 7843 4609 Changes in purchasing model for 2006 as Kidney International and The Journal of Investigative Dermatology move to Nature Publishing Group The following announcement affects 2006 subscriptions to Kidney International and The Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Effective January 2006, Kidney International (International Society of Nephrology) and The Journal of Investigative Dermatology (Society for Investigative Dermatology, Inc.) will move from Blackwell Publishing to Nature Publishing Group (NPG). The move to NPG has resulted in a new purchasing model. From January 1, 2006, Kidney International and The Journal of Investigative Dermatology will each be available as a site license (online access) and/or a print only subscription. The new model, consistent with the NPG portfolio, enables institutions to select the media most appropriate for users and their content usage patterns. Chose from: • subscribe to a site license for online access - and / or – • subscribe to a print subscription NPG has a flexible site license allowing institutions to select the publications most suitable for users. Further information about site licenses is available on the Librarian Gateway: - select: about site licenses Site license access to these journals will now include: • Access to all editorial content back to 1998 • Articles published online weekly, within 5 weeks of acceptance • A newly designed website fully integrated on the platform • Content listed in CrossRef Search • COUNTER-compliant statistic reports to comprehensively measure online usage • Web-based help pages and trained customer service staff dedicated to supporting institutional customers How to order site license access Please contact your local NPG sales representative: The Americas: Tel: +1 888 331 6288 E-mail: Asia Pacific: Tel: +81 3 3267 8751 E-mail: Australia and New Zealand: Tel: +61 3 9825 1160 E-mail: India: Tel: +91 11 2324 4186 E-mail: Rest of the World: Tel: +44 (0) 20 7843 4609
  2. 2. E-mail: NPG sales representatives will be contacting many customers over the following months to ensure online access is not interrupted. Customers are required to complete an NPG site license agreement or addendum to an existing NPG agreement. How to order a print subscription Place your order with NPG’s Print Subscription Services or through your regular agent. Agents have been informed of the change in publisher and purchasing model. Tel: +44 (0) 1256 329242 Fax: +44 (0) 1256 812358 E-mail: From January 2006 both journals will see further changes to improve the content and readability for print and online users, including: • A new editor-in-chief for Kidney International: Qais Al-Awqati, MB, ChB • New editorial features • An internal re-design for the print edition NPG is pleased to offer Kidney International and The Journal of Investigative Dermatology as part of the NPG portfolio and is confident this change will improve the level of service for readers and for institutional customers. Contact details: Suzanne Kidd Nature Publishing Group The Macmillan Building 4 Crinan Street, London, N1 9XW T: +44 (0) 20 7843 4609 F: +44 (0) 20 7843 4998 E: -more- Links ###