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I’m always happy to share nice news, and we have some very nice news to announce! Bob Vrooman, who was the Director of STM Journals at SAGE, has joined our company as Publisher, New Business Development. Bob was with SAGE for 17 years and responsible for 110+ journals in the USA. Bob’s office will be based in California; we are now truly bi-coastal. I’m looking forward to introducing him to you as he attends some library conferences.

For the last several days, I have spent a significant amount of time in a medical library researching a new subject of interest, and it has been a wonderful experience, one I haven’t had in ages; I’m so used to doing everything online these days. I accomplished more and the suggestions made by the librarians were invaluable. I must do this more often.

By the way, last week, I read Working, by Robert Caro, who extolled libraries and librarians as he worked on his comprehensive 5 books on Lyndon B. Johnson. Actually, I thought Working could have been titled Wording as I don’t think Caro has ever met a word he doesn’t like! Toward the conclusion of Working, Caro explains why every book needs so much detail, but some condensing might have been beneficial, especially on some of very long sentences. Because there are so many years between each volume (I’ve read the previous four), I may have to re-read them to pull it all together — I have the first four in print.

Ready to discuss Plan S and OA? I’m eager to engage and hear your thoughts.

Yours 24/7,
Mary Ann
Founder, President, and CEO

Sales News & Information

Complete Your Collection Wishlist by May 31, 2019 and Save!

May is the perfect time to add highly-requested and recommended titles to your collection at considerable savings. Are there Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., journals that you have wanted to add? Have your patrons been recommending new journals? Now is the time to add them to your collection! Add two or more titles to your 2019 collection by May 31st and receive 50% off the total price!*

Other discounts are also available. Contact your representative by May 31, 2019 to take advantage of this special savings!

*The CRISPR Journal is not eligible for this offer



#ToteVote2019 — The Polls Are Open!

Help Us Design Our 2019 Tote!

This year’s #ToteVote campaign is up and running and the candidates on this year’s ballot are:

  • Turn Up the Volumes
  • Journals: A Renewable Resource
  • And the winning Librarian Submission: Journals Are My Bag

Voting will be front and center in our booths at MLA in Chicago and SLA in Cleveland. We are also hosting a vote online — vote early and often, every vote counts! All voters will receive the winning tote design in August.

Special congratulations to Beth M. Johns, MLIS, E-Resources Librarian at Saginaw Valley State University’s Melvin J. Zahnow Library for submitting the winning entry for the ballot!



A Note for Our Customers Using Ex Libris

It was brought to our attention by several customers who are Ex Libris users that there was a problem accessing our content due to a technical issue on Ex Libris’s part. This situation should have been resolved as of April 28, 2019; we encourage you to confirm that your access has been restored. Please note that this lapse in content coverage may affect your usage results for the time period of February-April. Ex Libris has posted more details and instructions in their Customer Knowledge Center for SFX, Alma and 360KB customers.

If you have any questions or concerns about this disruption, please feel free to reach out to your Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Sales Representative; our team has been briefed and is ready to help!

Journal News & Information

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Will Launch Two New Titles in 2020

PHAGE Journal Cover

PHAGE: Therapy, Applications, and Research is the only peer-reviewed journal dedicated to fundamental bacteriophage research and its applications in medicine, agriculture, aquaculture, veterinary applications, animal production, food safety, and food production. PHAGE will become the critical resource for molecular biologists, microbiologists, bacteriologists, bioengineers, immunologists, clinicians and translational biologists and unify this evolving cluster of innovative researchers, industry leaders, clinicians, and policy makers.

Death Research Journal Cover

Death Research: The Last Frontier is a bold new peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the science, technology, applications, and physical aspects of death and postmortem research. Provocative and interdisciplinary in scope, Death Research will foster the exploration of applications of living cells after physical death and serve as the cornerstone of research associated with the physiology of dying and the last frontier of life. The Journal will centralize essential information and analysis on all scientific topics related to postmortem research with the goal of solidifying, growing and uniting the community of innovative researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and activists who specialize in death.


The CRISPR Journal Accepted for Inclusion in MEDLINE®!

The CRISPR Journal Journal Cover

Spearheaded by Editor-in-Chief, Rodolphe Barrangou, PhD and supported by a diverse and accomplished editorial board including Executive Editor Kevin Davies, PhD and Associate Editors Caixia Gao, Stanley Lei Qi, Virginijus Šikšnys, and Samuel Sternberg, The CRISPR Journal is pleased to announce its acceptance into PubMed/MEDLINE®. This notification from the National Library of Medicine comes as the Journal celebrates its first full year of publication.

The CRISPR Journal provides a high-profile forum for groundbreaking peer-reviewed original research papers, as well as a compelling mixture of frontmatter content, including review articles, perspectives, profiles, and commentary spanning not only matters of research but the many social, ethical, and business issues confronting the field.

Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research Journal Cover

Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research Publishes Inaugural Subscription Issue

We are excited to announce that Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, the premier journal dedicated to cannabis and cannabinoid science, published its first subscription issue in March. This move opens the door for increased levels of high-quality scholarship dedicated to the scientific, medical, and psychosocial exploration of clinical cannabis, cannabinoids, and endocannabinoids. The Journal’s focus remains on making this potential life-changing research broadly visible and discoverable.


Video Sheds Light on Newly Launched Bioelectricity

New in 2019, Bioelectricity is the only peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the study of the natural electricity within living organisms and how to harness this phenomenon to treat and cure disease. Watch this new video for an exclusive look at the phenomenal science of bioelectricity, the incredible opportunities yet to be realized, and learn about the first peer-reviewed journal dedicated to all!

Dr. Ken Davidian

Dr. Ken Davidian named Editor-in-Chief of New Space

Dr. Ken Davidian has assumed the role of Editor-in-Chief of New Space: The Journal of Space Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Dr. Davidian has been Associate Editor of the journal since its inception. He has worked for the FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) in Washington, DC since 2008, and is currently the AST Director of Research and Program Manager for the FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation. Dr. Davidian currently serves as a member of the Ohio State University Aerospace Engineering External Advisory Board, Chair of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Entrepreneurial & Investment Committee, and Vice Chair of the IAF Space Economy Committee. Dr. Davidian is a corresponding member of the International Academy of Astronautics, and an Advisor to the Space Generation Advisory Committee's Commercial Space Project Group.

Roy W. Beck, MD, PhD

Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics Announces New Senior Editor

Roy W. Beck, MD, PhD, Executive Director of the Jaeb Center for Health Research, has been appointed to the role of Senior Editor of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics. Dr. Beck is a physician and epidemiologist with more than 25 years’ experience directing and coordinating multi-center clinical trials. He has an AB degree from Brown University, an MD degree from University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in epidemiology from University of South Florida. Please join us in welcoming him.


In the News

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

How Does Dark Play Impact the Effectiveness of Serious Video Games?

Is Maternal Vaccination Safe During Breastfeeding?

Estimating the Efficacy and Cost of Curative Gene Therapy for Beta-Thalassemia

Novel Biomarkers for Noninvasive Diagnosis of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Related Fibrosis

Can Human Breast Milk Reduce Intestinal Injury Following Bone Marrow Transplant?

Can Delayed/Extended-Release Methylphenidate Allow for Once Daily Evening Dosing in ADHD?

View our complete list of press releases here.

This Issue's Featured Journal

Autism in Adulthood Journal Cover

Launched in March of this year, 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. This innovative journal integrates the contributions of autistic adults - as Editorial Board members, authors, peer-reviewers, and readers - into the peer-reviewed literature.

Autism in Adulthood is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief Christina Nicolaidis, MD, MPH, Portland State University and Oregon Health & Science University, and other leading researchers, autistic community leaders, and practitioners.

Autism in Adulthood is essential for collections serving social workers, occupational therapists, neurologists, ethicists, human and disability rights advocates, and policy-makers, among others.

Sales Call!

Wendy Newsham

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

Scholarly publishing is quite literally my passion and has been for more than twenty years. I’m “all-in,” as they say, and cannot imagine a career doing anything else — this field fulfills my lifelong loves of reading, writing, problem solving, networking, plus a solid dose of science. For the entirety of my career I’ve been active in industry organizations such as Council of Science Editors (CSE), International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE), ALPSP, STM Society, and of course, the Society for Scholarly Publishing for which I’ve chaired numerous committees and was even nominated to run for President this year (unfortunately, however, I was not elected). Every day I read numerous blogs and news articles, have news alerts set, and even take along “Learned Publishing” for my leisure reading during travel and vacations. Like many of my colleagues, I was an English major in college and the publishing industry had a definite allure throughout my studies. But when I found a position in scholarly publishing, I knew I had found my calling. I’m from a family of scientists and engineers, many of them published scholars themselves, so this field provided exactly what I needed: the ability to hold my own during family dinner conversations!

While scholarly publishing is my professional passion, I have outside passions as well and fully believe in maintaining a healthy work-life balance. This past weekend I spent 3 glorious days spectating one of my lifetime personal passions: equestrian 3-day eventing. Or, as it’s known outside the US — horse trials. This event in particular is the premier event in the US, attracting the very best horse and rider teams from around the world and is held in the spectacular Kentucky Horse Park. My husband, the saint that he is, has gone with me several times to the Kentucky 3-Day Event, but recently he’s been opting out and my best friend (also an equestrian) and I have gone together for three full days of nothing but horses, horses, horses!

I wanted to write a little bit about my getaway weekend because as an industry, we are in the midst of what is a very busy season in our business and we find ourselves zooming from one conference to another, learning more and more during each one, meeting with new people, and seeing familiar contacts again. I believe it’s important to be immersed fully in our wonderful organizations and be “all-in” — a part of the fabric of the critical process of moving scholarly research forward. But at the same time, it’s equally important to get away, get refreshed, and jump back into things with a renewed exuberance!


So, I look forward to seeing as many of my professional colleagues and customers throughout our exciting conference season, but hope that many of you also have the opportunity to pursue your other passions as well. And if I am fortunate enough to see you at an event, I’ll do my best to not torture you with stories about my horse, CRISPR J — named after our recently launched Journal, of course!

On The Road

Wendy Newsham attended UKSG

Wendy Newsham attended UKSG in Telford, England in April.

ACRL in Cleveland 1 ACRL in Cleveland 2

We attended ACRL in Cleveland, Ohio in April and were delighted to host a beer and pretzels reception in our booth – thank you to so many of you for stopping by!

PCG rep Dilip Kumar at KHSLA

PCG rep Dilip Kumar at KHSLA with John Clarence, librarian,
St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore


ACCUCOMS represented us at the PULINET conference

Come See Us

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

Medical Libraries Association
May 3–8, 2019; Chicago, IL

Carolina Consortium
May 14, 2019; Greensboro, NC

Special Libraries Association
June 14–18, 2019; Cleveland, OH


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