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Mary Ann Liebert

I’m planning to start to blog. Not a corporate blog, but a personal one, so that I have a forum for the many things that interest me (in addition to being at the helm of this wonderful company). It is called The Liebert Locomotive; I love alliteration and the locomotive pulls the train.

It’s a conversation about, for instance, whether Felicity Huffman’s sentence was appropriate. My opinion is that she should have been required to pay for the cost of a college education of a deserving student who has the qualifications, but not the money, to go to a college of his/her choice. That would make a real difference to someone in the best way possible. She certainly has the money to do so.

As many of you know, I have an avid curiosity that extends to far out subjects. I am a voracious reader, and my blog is likely to contain commentaries about some of the topics I find newly fascinating, as well as books or articles; perhaps I will opine about things I read on Twitter; perhaps I will even say what I wouldn’t say on Twitter! What I will not blog about is politics (I hope I can contain myself). The blog will start in November and it has a section for comments. I hope you’ll join in.

For our colleagues and library partners affected by the wildfires in California, our thoughts are with you.

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

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Journal News & Information

Breaking News! Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers Acquires JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery

Breaking News

We are thrilled to announce that we have just finalized the details of the acquisition of JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery and, starting in January 2020, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. will be the publisher of this Journal, newly titled Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine. Watch this space as details develop — or email us to sign up to receive updates on this journal.

Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine is a multispecialty journal with a key mission to provide facial plastic surgeons the most accurate and innovative information available to enhance their patients’ quality of life. Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine is the official publication for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc, the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, and the International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies.


Human Gene Therapy Celebrates 30th Year with Bold Design Updates, Editorial Changes

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In 2020 Human Gene Therapy will mark three impressive decades by unveiling a dramatic new redesign and a renewed editorial mission that will spotlight rapidly growing areas in the field. Starting in January 2020, the Journal will be folding Part B and Part C into the flagship and Human Gene Therapy will increase frequency to 24 issues per year, published as 12 monthly double issues.

This new format reflects and reinforces that new technologies and clinical applications are fundamental pillars of the field as well as core aspects of the Journal’s editorial mission. Human Gene Therapy will also showcase a bold new cover design, publish insightful and expanded front matter, increase its focus on industry, and welcome new researchers and scholars to the Editorial Board.


Transgender Health to Become Subscription Publication in 2020

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We are excited to announce that Transgender Health, the premier journal dedicated to transgender healthcare research, will be moving to a subscription publication model in January 2020. This will open the door to increased levels of high-quality scholarship dedicated to the scientific, medical, and psychosocial exploration of transgender healthcare and research, while giving authors more options during the publication process. The Journal’s focus will remain on making this potential life-changing research broadly visible and discoverable.


New Editorial Leadership

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Dr. Paul Edison, Department of Brain Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, assumed the role as Editor-in-Chief of Brain Connectivity in September 2019. Dr. Edison is currently Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Department of Brain Sciences, Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London and an Honorary Professor at Cardiff University, Wales. He is also a Consultant at Hammersmith Hospital, London.

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Steve Ruddock, Senior Analyst and Creative Content Director at BettingUSA Group, assumed the role as Editor-in-Chief of Gaming Law Review in September 2019. As an industry expert, Ruddock has a world-class reputation in the field and has been invited to speak at many prominent gaming industry conferences. His analysis and perspectives can be found in academic papers, legal opinions, legislative testimony, and industry and governmental white papers.

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Catherine Peters, PhD, Princeton University, has assumed the role as incoming Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Engineering Science. Dr. Peters currently serves as Chair and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University and has provided leadership as Deputy Editor for the journal for the past five years.

The Journal also welcomes new Deputy Editor Susan Masten, PhD, PE, Professor and Associate Chair for undergraduate studies in the department of civil and environmental engineering at Michigan State University.

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Philip M. Purcell, JD, MPA has been appointed Editor of Planned Giving Today. Phil currently serves as Senior Counsel for Philanthropy on behalf of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. He teaches as adjunct faculty for the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Lilly School of Philanthropy and Fundraising School. Phil is also Senior Consultant for the Heaton Smith Group, a national charitable and estate planning consulting firm.


Get to Know Us!

Paul Calow

We are excited to introduce the next installment of our newest feature — a Q&A with a member of the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers team. This issue’s Q&A is with Paul Calow, Director of Burgundy Information Services Ltd, our Sales Agent for the United Kingdom, Europe, Turkey, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

What career path brought you to MAL?

I have a BSc Hons in Countryside Management, so I am actually trained to manage a wide range of UK habitats for wildlife conservation. However, with this field being so popular with volunteers, and with my need to find paid employment after graduation to pay off student loans, I ended up taking a paid position at Blackwell Information Services (BIS). That was back in early 1997 and well over twenty years later I am yet to escape the academic publishing world.

I worked in Publisher Relations at BIS before joining the Journal Sales Team at Blackwell Publishing. This was where I first started negotiating big deals with consortia, the NHS, and corporates. At that time it was still uncommon for publishing companies to have dedicated sales teams actively promoting content to libraries, and we made significant progress in helping customers to overcome the limitations of their print-based collections and move to a more dynamic, digital environment.

The conception of Burgundy Information Services was really an extension of this success.

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

I enjoy the outdoors - the countryside, wildlife, hiking and fishing - and I am a member of a number of related local and national clubs and conservation groups. I am fortunate enough to live in Oxford (UK), so I am surrounded by beautiful architecture, countryside, waterways and wildlife.

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

The annual UKSG conference has always been a favorite industry event for me as it's one where publishers and librarians can truly debate, share, and maybe even dance together! However, saying that, since Burgundy started working with Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers in Australia and New Zealand a few years ago, the annual trip to ALIA/VALA is one I very much enjoy attending, too. Like the weather, librarians there are warm and welcoming, keen to engage with vendors and to develop mutually beneficial business relationships.

What is your hidden talent (not related to work)?

I’m pretty good at punting, a quintessentially English way to spend a day on the river.

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

Back in 2003, I travelled with friends to Nimes in the South of France to see a local Oxford band that we had been following for a few years, play in the French city's 2,000-year-old Roman arena. The local Oxford band worth travelling so far to see live? Radiohead.

This Issue's Featured Journal

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Journal of Neurotrauma is the preeminent, peer-reviewed publication for reporting on the latest advances in both the clinical and laboratory investigation of traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. This is the essential journal publishing cutting-edge basic and translational research in traumatically injured human and animal studies, with emphasis on neurodegenerative disease research linked to CNS trauma.

Journal of Neurotrauma is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief John T. Povlishock, PhD, Commonwealth Center for the Study of Brain Injury, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus; Deputy Editor W. Dalton Dietrich, III, PhD, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, University of Miami; and other leading investigators.

Journal of Neurotrauma is essential for collections serving neuroscientists, neuroimaging specialists, neurologists, neurobiologists, neuropathologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neuroradiologists, and rehabilitation specialists, among others.


In the News

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

International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM) Names Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research its Official Journal

Bioelectricity’s Promise for Therapeutic Targets in Cancer

“The Ethics of Human Genome Editing” Special Issue Published in The CRISPR Journal

Exploring the Link Between Daily Stress, Depression, and Facebook Addiction Disorder

How Does Fathers’ Physical and Mental Health Status Impact Their Children?

On The Road

Wendy Newsham at Frankfurt Book Fair

Wendy Newsham, Director of Global Sales and Business Development, ready for a full day of meetings at October’s Frankfurt Book Fair

Come See Us

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

Charleston Conference
November 4–8, 2019; Charleston, SC

Military Libraries Training Workshop
December 10–12, 2019; Arlington, VA


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