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Mary Ann Liebert

I am excited to announce the launch of our “Giving Back” initiative!

As a publisher dedicated to advancing research to benefit the health and welfare of society, we believe in giving back to those in need. Beginning now, we will donate 5% of all Article Processing Charges (APCs) received for Health Equity, an open access journal, to the authors’ choice among the 5 following charities: UNICEF, National Medical Association, The Humane Society International, Nature Conservancy, and Doctors Without Borders.

This initiative is consistent with and exemplary of our company’s mission: Publishing with Passion and Purpose. We will have more exciting initiatives forthcoming; look for their announcements this autumn.

As many of you know I am somewhat conflicted about open access vs. subscription models. I worry about money taken away from bench research for open access. Grants for basic as well as translational research are very difficult to obtain. Smaller institutions without huge endowments are always struggling and their research endeavors shouldn’t be compromised by lack of funds.

The subscription model is still important. Librarians provide invaluable knowledge and collection development expertise for both their institution as a whole, and their individual patrons. Cutting back on staff and facilities has negative consequences, and in my experience, knowledgeable librarians contribute enormously to research and clinical imperatives.

Hope to see you with your new Tote! We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy our annual Tote Vote campaign and gifting you with it.

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

Sales News & Information

Last Call for 2019!

Is there a Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers title you’ve been meaning to add? It’s not too late to add subscriptions to your 2019 collection! Contact Wendy Newsham for more information on 2019 incentives!

…And on to 2020

As this issue of Liebert Link is being wrapped up and sent out, the Mary Ann Liebert 2020 Publications Catalog – including new titles PHAGE: Therapy, Applications, and Research and Healthcare Transformation – is going on press. Be sure to secure your copy by sending us your preferred delivery address today!

The Fine Print

We have updated our standard terms and conditions for the 2020 subscription year. Please visit our Librarian Resource Center for more information.

#ToteVote2019 — And the Winner Is…

ToteVote2019 And the Winner Is…

You visited us at conferences, you voted online, you sent your feedback – and the winner is…by a landslide, Turn up the Volumes! We are hard at work on a design and all voters will receive a tote in the mail in August. It’s not too late to request one – contact us today (be sure to include your delivery address).


Journal News & Information

Achievement Unlocked: Historic Growth in Impact Factors

June means many things — our annual sales conference, the Special Libraries Association meeting, the end of the school year for some, but the biggest June event here at 140 Huguenot is Impact Factor Day! We were thrilled to receive the 2018 Journal Citation Reports® as the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers journal portfolio now has the highest average impact factor in the history of the company and nearly 30% of the company’s portfolio of previously indexed journals saw double-digit percentage increases in impact factor.

“We are pleased to see the continued significant impact our journals have in the scientific community,” says Vicki Cohn, Chief Editorial Officer. “It is a tribute to the achievements and contributions of our authors, editors, editorial boards, and reviewers.”


Four Journals to Increase in Frequency in 2020


Big Data Journal Cover

4 to 6 issues

Breastfeeding Medicine Journal Cover

10 to 12 issues

Microbial Drug Resistance Journal Cover

10 to 12 issues

Surgical Infections Journal Cover

8 to 10 issues


New Editorial Leadership

Dr. Ken Davidian

Electron Kebebew, MD, FACS has been appointed the fifth Editor-in-Chief of Thyroid®, the Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association® (ATA®). Dr. Kebebew is the Chief of General Surgery and Harry A. Oberhelman Jr. and Mark L. Welton Professor at Stanford University. He is an internationally recognized expert in endocrine oncology and surgery. Dr. Kebebew will work closely with outgoing Editor-in-Chief Dr. Peter Kopp through 2019, with a full transition to Editor-in-Chief in January 2020.

Roy W. Beck, MD, PhD

Charles R. Doarn, MBA, Research Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Director of Telemedicine at the University of Cincinnati has been appointed Executive Editor of Healthcare Transformation. Professor Doarn also holds additional academic appointments in Environmental Health at UC and Emergency Medicine at George Washington University. He is currently on an IPA assignment as Special Assistant to the NASA Chief Health and Medical Officer.


In the News

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

Can Videogames Promote Emotional Intelligence in Teenagers?

Lower Than Expected Risk of Bone Density Decline with Truvada PrEP

Can Magnetic Stem Cells Improve Cartilage Repair?

Next Generation Metagenomics: Exploring the Opportunities and Challenges

Predictors of Cognitive Recovery Following Mild to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Broad Institute Researchers Use Novel Field-Ready CRISPR Platform to Detect Plant Genes

This Issue's Featured Journal

Autism in Adulthood Journal Cover

The CRISPR Journal is the only peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the science and applications of gene editing. The Journal provides a high-profile forum for cutting-edge international original research papers, as well as a compelling mixture of frontmatter content—review articles, perspectives, profiles, and commentary spanning not only matters of research but the many social, ethical, and business issues confronting the field. The CRISPR Journal centralizes essential information and analysis on this revolutionary technology in a single location with the aim of solidifying and growing the community of innovative researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and activists who make up the field of gene editing.

The CRISPR Journal is spearheaded by Editor-in-Chief Rodolphe Barrangou, PhD, and aided by a diverse and accomplished editorial board delivering groundbreaking multidisciplinary research, advances, and commentary on CRISPR.

The CRISPR Journal is essential for collections serving geneticists, cancer research, medical geneticists, molecular biologists, virologists, among others.

Get to Know Us!

Wendy Newsham

We are excited to introduce a new feature – a Q&A with a member of the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers team. Our inaugural Q&A is with Patrick Brown, newly appointed North American Sales Manager and an eight-year veteran of the US sales team.

What career path brought you to your current position?

An entry level coordinator position at Nature Publishing Group introduced me to the publishing world, and I’ve never looked back. I worked briefly for Faculty of 1000 before joining the team here at Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers 8 years ago.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

I love to be outside, whether it’s at the beach, hiking, or just in someone’s backyard. It gets brutally cold here in the Northeast, so once April comes along, I want to avoid the indoors as much as possible.

Favorite conference you’ve attended or like to attend every year?

It’s a tie between MLA and SLA. MLA presents an opportunity to see a lot of familiar faces, while SLA allows me to speak with folks who are in non-traditional libraries. I’m always interested in the wide variety of libraries that are represented at SLA – this year I spoke to a librarian from a company that works with expert witnesses, someone who works in processing oilsands, and a private investigation firm!

What’s a surprising or unexpected thing you have learned selling our journals?

Just how involved Mary Ann Liebert herself has been in the company since day one. At every conference I attend, someone has a story about getting a call, visit, or email directly from THE Mary Ann Liebert herself. That sort of dedication to the company, but also to the scientific community, I think, sets us apart from other publishers.

What is the best live event — music, theater, sports — you have attended?

I’m a big soccer fan, and while in Atlanta for MLA last year I was able to see the NY Red Bulls play Atlanta FC. Seeing 60,000 fans in the United States at a domestic soccer game was something I’ll remember for a long time! (NY won too, which is always nice).

On The Road

Tammy Chang from Accucoms

Tammy Chang from Accucoms attending a Thai medical consortia
meeting at Rangist University

Wendy Newsham and Helen Tian from Charlesworth

Wendy Newsham and Helen Tian from Charlesworth enjoying our evening excursion at the annual Mary Ann Liebert 2020 Sales Conference in June (what a view, no?)

Donna Loews and Alexis Kolbin

Donna Loews and Alexis Kolbin from PCG on our sunset cruise

Come See Us

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

August 5–8, 2019 | Medellín, Colombia

Midwest Chapter/MLA, WHSLA, and SWHSL 2019 Annual Meeting
October 4–7, 2019 | Milwaukee, WI

Southern Chapter/Medical Library Association
October 10–13, 2010 | Savannah, GA


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