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Have you ever enjoyed a CRISPRtini? We lifted our glasses and toasted The CRISPR Journal, which launched in print as well as online in Boston last month.

With an outstanding Editorial Board at the helm, this new peer-reviewed journal has been very well received at every academic institution. CRISPR-Cas9 is recognized for its extraordinary potential contribution to the life sciences. This is the future, and the future is now. If you haven’t yet seen it, you can, of course, look at it online, or request a copy of it in print. Not only is the content impressive, but scientists were asking the editors to autograph the debut issue! The cover is fabulous—a piece of art.

Speaking of art, we have just published our first art book: John Wolberg: Engineer as Artist. John Wolberg, who received his PhD from MIT, is a well-published mechanical engineer, computer scientist, and mathematician who has had a long and productive career at The Technion in Haifa. His art, much of which is inspired by Kandinsky, is stunning, and his work as an engineer has contributed significantly to his paintings. The book is a limited edition, and you can read about it on our website. John works in acrylics, and he has gifted me with an extraordinary giclée on canvas for my office. We will, in fact, be hosting a book party for the artist the 2nd week of July when Dr. Wolberg is in New York. If you will be in in town, let me know, and I shall extend an invite.

Things are exciting here as always, and our publications continue to make important contributions to medical research and clinical care at all levels. That these papers are meaningful to the advancement of health and well-being is a great source of personal and professional pride.

P.S. Spring has really arrived and my daffodils are blooming.

Mary Ann
Founder, President, and CEO

Sales News & Information

Complete Your Collection Wishlist by May 31, 2018 and Save!

Are there Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. journals that you want to add? Have your patrons been recommending new journals? Now is the time to add them to your collection! Add three or more titles to your 2018 collection by May 31st and receive 40% off the total price!

Other discounts are also available. Contact your representative by May 31, 2018 to take advantage of these special savings!

#ToteVote2018 is Upon Us!


It’s that time of year—time to send us your best ideas for our annual Tote Vote campaign! For those unfamiliar, every year we invite librarians to vote on their favorite tote bag slogan in our annual Tote Vote campaign. Past years’ winners include My Library Has Issues and Serials: Breakfast of Champions. Do YOU have a great slogan idea? Send us your best and maybe you’ll see it on the ballot!

Ballot boxes will be front and center in our booths at MLA in Atlanta and at SLA in Baltimore in just a few weeks. We’ll also host an online vote as well—every vote counts!

Journal News & Information

Have You Subscribed Yet?

The CRISPR Journal

The CRISPR Journal has amassed over 25,000 full-text downloads to date, and issue 2 has just been published! Now is the time to subscribe.

Subscribe now at our introductory list price while there’s still time! Click here to place your order by May 31st or to request usage for your institution.

Don’t miss out on this groundbreaking publication—contact your sales representative and subscribe now!

Preview Articles for Autism in Adulthood Published

The CRISPR Journal

Autism in Adulthood is the home for research and scholarship on the most pressing issues affecting adults on the autism spectrum, from emerging adulthood to later life. Using original research, in-depth analysis, and inter-professional dialogue, Autism in Adulthood provides new insights and evidence to promote practice, systems, and policy change. The Journal is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief Christina Nicolaidis, MD, MPH, Portland State University and Oregon Health & Science University. Read the preview articles now.

First Issue with New Title Published

Journal of Caffeine and Adenosine Research

Journal of Caffeine and Adenosine Research
(formerly Journal of Caffeine Research) announces the publication of its first issue under its new title, beginning with the March 2018 issue. This new title reflects the expanded scope of the Journal and the stalwart editorial direction of Editor-in-Chief Sergi Ferré, MD, PhD.

Dr. Zoran Obradovic Appointed Editor-in-Chief of Big Data

Big Data

Dr. Obradovic

We are very pleased to announce that Zoran Obradovic, PhD has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Big Data. Dr. Obradovic is the L.H. Carnell Professor of Data Analytics at Temple University, and Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences with a secondary appointment in the Department of Statistical Science. Dr. Obradovic is also the Director of the Center for Data Analytics and Biomedical Informatics and is an Academician at the Academia Europaea (the Academy of Europe).

New Editorial Leadership for Tissue Engineering

Tissue Engineering

Dr. John P. Fisher, Fischell Family Distinguished Professor & Department Chair, and Director of the NIH Center for Engineering Complex Tissues at the University of Maryland, will assume the role of Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Tissue Engineering journals, with current Co-Editor Dr. Antonios Mikos.

We also welcome Dr. Katja Schenke-Layland, Professor for Medical Technologies and Regenerative Medicine at the University Women's Hospital at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, as the new Editor of Tissue Engineering Part B: Reviews, replacing Dr. Fisher in that role.

Journal of Pancreatic Cancer Now Indexed in PubMed Central

Journal of Pancreatic Cancer

We are pleased to announce the acceptance of Journal of Pancreatic Cancer to PubMed Central for indexing. Journal of Pancreatic Cancer is the only peer reviewed journal focused on pancreatic cancer. A fully open access publication, the Journal provides a forum for communicating the advancement of science and treatments for pancreatic cancer.


In the News

A selection of some of our latest, groundbreaking research making headlines right now:

Can FraudBuster Help Insurers Use Big Data to Combat Fraud?

Signs of Early Aging More Likely Among Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Genetically Modified Cornea Can Safely and Effectively Prevent Rejection Following Transplantation in High Risk Model

New Bioinformatics Tool Identifies and Classifies CRISPR-Cas Systems

Thyroid Tumors in Alaska Natives Are Larger and More Advanced at Diagnosis

Childhood Obesity Declines Project Identifies Community-Based Obesity Strategies That Work

Regulatory Stranglehold on Gene Editing Would Threaten Sustainability of Global Food Animal Supply

Spaceflight Activates Cardiac Cell and Signaling Changes with Implications for Stem Cell-Based Heart Repair

View our complete list of press releases here.

This Issue’s Featured Journal:

AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses

AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses was the very first AIDS publication in the field over 30 years ago, and it remains the critical resource advancing research in retroviruses, including AIDS. The Journal provides the broadest coverage from molecular biology to clinical studies and outcomes research, focusing on developments in prevention science, novel therapeutics, and immune-restorative approaches. Cutting-edge papers on the latest progress and research advances through clinical trials and examination of targeted antiretroviral agents lead to improvements in translational medicine for optimal treatment outcomes.

AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief Thomas Hope, PhD, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, and other leading investigators. It is an essential holding for institutions serving HIV/AIDS researchers, virologists, infectious disease specialists, pathologists, molecular biologists, epidemiologists, molecular geneticists, and microbiologists.

Come See Us

Stop by our booth to pick up materials, meet our staff, and more at these upcoming conferences:

ANKOSLink 2018—Represented by Burgundy
April 17–20, 2018; Antalya, Turkey

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) New England Chapter Conference
May 4, 2018; Plymouth, MA

Carolina Consortium
May 8, 2018; Greensboro, NC

Teldan Conference—Represented by Burgundy
May 14–16, 2018; Tel Aviv, Israel

Medical Libraries Association (MLA)
May 18–23, 2018; Atlanta, GA

Jornadas Mexicana de Biblioteconomia (AMBAC)—Represented by PCG
May 23–25, 2018; Ixtapa-Zihutanejo, Mexico

Japan Medical Library Association (JMLA)—Represented by Bureau Hosoya
May 28–29, 2018; Tokyo, Japan

Special Libraries Association (SLA)
June 10–13, 2018; Baltimore, MD

Bibliothekartag 2018—Represented by Burgundy
June 12–15, 2018; Berlin, Germany

Sales Call!

Dispatches from Wendy Newsham, Director of Institutional Sales and Business Development

Wendy Newsham  

My bag is (mostly) unpacked from my trip to Glasgow to attend UKSG last week, but the trip made me think a lot about our company’s global footprint. The editor of this newsletter had prompted before I left, telling me to think up a good topic for my column and get it started while I was gone, so I suppose it was somewhat natural that I’d think about our connections around the world. During UKSG I took a minute to think about how amazing it is that I had meetings with librarians from Austria, Germany, Denmark, Norway, and of course, various locations around the UK. We attend conferences throughout the year, some of them I attend myself or with colleagues, while we are represented at others by representative agents. So while we are located in New Rochelle, New York, USA, we are, in fact, an international company with subscribers in more than 170 countries and publishing research from just as many. Our focus and our business are truly global in every way.

One of my roles as the Director of Sales and Business Development is to manage our relationship with Research4Life, the health research program HINARI, as well as INASP, to provide access to our critical scientific research publications free of charge to developing nations in every corner of the world. My favorite meeting at UKSG was with a group of three librarians from an INASP institution in Africa that is, for the first time, moving away from free access to managing subscriptions with their own funds. They are an incredible success story and a model that proves why it’s so important to participate in these organizations.

While we have partnered with institutions around the world to provide subscription access to our content for many years, I am now working to strengthen our presence in areas such as Australia, where I am actively seeking to hire a dedicated sales representative. I’m working towards adding dedicated representation in the UK as well—each of these additions would be managed in concert with our fantastic partners, Burgundy Services, who manage our representation in the UK, Europe, Turkey, South Africa, and Australia. Establishing dedicated representation in these critical areas will help us work with the libraries in a manner more akin to the way we work with the US institutions—a partnership for both dissemination of research and access to published content.

In other regions we are represented by carefully selected partners:

  • Latin America and South America—Publishers Communication Group (PCG)
  • India—Publishers Communication Group (PCG)
  • Middle East and North Africa—ACCUCOMS
  • Far East—ACCUCOMS
  • South Korea—EBSCO
  • Japan—Bureau Hosoya
  • China—Charlesworth

Our US accounts are managed by our own dedicated professional sales force—all of whom are based in the Northeast corridor and attend the US library meetings throughout the year.

Our global reach via our in-house representation and our agency partners is critical to the essential research we publish being presented to librarians in institutions, hospitals, corporations, and research organizations around the world. It’s exciting to know that research is submitted from scientists in China, and read by others in Brazil, or submitted from Turkey and read in California—and that we are a pipeline through which valuable knowledge flows.

On the Road

Winter 2018 saw Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., journals being promoted internationally—with our representatives and agents attenting conferences around the world—in Texas, Thailand, Australia, and the UK!

ACCUCOMS represented us at the PULINET (Provincial University Library Network) conference in Nakon Phanom, Thailand, earlier this year.

Tammy Chang

Tammy Chang from ACCUCOMS, ready for PULINET to begin.


Tammy in the booth during exhibits.

Burgundy represented us “Down Under” at VALA—Libraries, Technology, and the Future in Melbourne, Australia.

Paul Calow and Matthew Crook

Burgundy’s Paul Calow and Matthew Crook put safety first during the set-up process at VALA.

Paul Calow and Matthew Crook

Paul and Matt did a great job—the fruits of their set-up labor!

Our own Wendy Newsham took on UKSG in Glasgow earlier this month.

Wendy Newsham

Wendy Newsham in the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., display.

Wendy Newsham with Frank Norman

Wendy discussing The CRISPR Journal with Frank Norman of the Francis Crick Institute.

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