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Oxford Journals and European Society of Cardiology Agreement

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Date for release: Monday 18 October

Oxford Journals announce new agreement with European Society of Cardiology

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and Oxford Journals, part of
Oxford University Press, have today announced a new publishing agreement.
Oxford Journals will publish the ESC's European Heart Journal (EHJ) from
January 2005. This represents a new era in the journal's 25-year history,
and Oxford Journals will work with the ESC to provide an enhanced service
for members, authors, and readers.

EHJ is the leading cardiology journal in Europe and one of the top-cited
in the world; as such the EHJ plays a major role in furthering one of the
ESC's goals - to facilitate the dissemination of top scientific results
both to its members and beyond, in order to progress cardiovascular
medicine. Oxford Journals, a Division of Oxford University Press, is well
placed to support this goal, with its long-term commitment to further
excellence in research, scholarship, and education.

"We are delighted that the ESC have given us the opportunity to work with
them in the publication of their premier journal," commented Mandy Hill,
Editorial Head of Science and Medicine Journals at OUP. "We believe in
traditional values such as a personal and supportive service for the
learned societies we have publishing agreements with, and can offer the
ESC a unique combination of stability, based on 500 years of publishing
expertise, married with a record of high quality and innovation. We are
looking forward to working with the ESC and the EHJ Editorial team to
develop the Journal, and to ensure that it maintains and builds upon its
already strong position."

The publishing partnership for EHJ will result in several key
developments, including a new and cohesive online platform for EHJ (being
developed in association with HighWire Press), new author and membership
benefits, and greater accessibility to journal content. Further details
are available from www.eurheartj.oupjournals.org.

Notes to Editors:

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) comprises 49 National Cardiac
Societies, representing more than 45,000 cardiology professionals across
central and greater Europe. The mission of the ESC is 'to improve the
quality of life of the European population by reducing the impact of
cardiovascular disease'.

The ESC is committed to setting the standard of cardiology practice in
Europe and achieves this through conducting surveys, rolling out
educational programmes and setting official guidelines on clinical
practice and prevention programmes. The European Heart Journal is one of
the 7 official journals of the ESC, including Cardiovascular Research,
Europace, the European Journal on Heart Failure, the European Journal on
Echocardiography, the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, and the
European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation.

The annual ESC Congress is the largest medical meeting in Europe with an
attendance of over 25,000. In parallel to the ESC Congress, the ESC stages
an annual public communication event on cardiovascular disease prevention
entitled For Your Heart's Sake. The next ESC Congress and For Your Heart's
Sake will be held in early September 2005 in Stockholm, Sweden. For
further information see the ESC website.

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world's largest and most international of university presses. It publishes
more than 4,500 new books a year, has a presence in over fifty countries,
and employs some 3,700 people worldwide. It has become familiar to
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Oxford Journals publishes 184 journals covering a broad range of subject
areas, two-thirds of which are published in collaboration with learned
societies and other international organisations. The collection contains
some of the world's most prestigious titles, including Nucleic Acids
Research, JNCI (Journal of the National Cancer Institute), Brain, Human
Reproduction, English Historical Review, and the Review of Financial
Studies. A full list of the journals and subjects covered can be found at
the Oxford Journals web site.

Mithu Mukherjee
Marketing and Communications Assistant
Oxford journals
Oxford University Press