Ovid Technologies announces agreement with BMJ Publishing Group to provide medical information to CALIS medical consortium

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 1 October 2004

Citation

(2004), "Ovid Technologies announces agreement with BMJ Publishing Group to provide medical information to CALIS medical consortium", The Electronic Library, Vol. 22 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/el.2004.26322eab.021

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Ovid Technologies announces agreement with BMJ Publishing Group to provide medical information to CALIS medical consortium

Ovid Technologies announces agreement with BMJ Publishing Group to provide medical information to CALIS medical consortium

Ovid has announced a pioneering agreement with the BMJ Publishing Group (PG) that brings clinical information to 20 medical research institutions and hospitals belonging to the CALIS consortium in China. Access to the BMJ PG collection on Journals@Ovid provides the consortium with the ability to retrieve the latest medical research in full text, integrated with bibliographic databases that are fully searchable. The agreement between Ovid and the BMJ PG ensures that the BMJ Collection is provided at a special rate to the participating Chinese institutions.

Additionally, the agreement will provide six medical institutions with access to Clinical Evidence, the pioneering compendium of evidence-based interventions. Eunice Walford, from the BMJ PG commented: “This is an exciting project for us and we are delighted at the popularity of our titles in China”.

The agreement provides over 70,000 researchers, faculty members and clinical staff with access to the full BMJ Catalogue, including the flagship British Medical Journal (BMJ), as well highly cited journals such as Gut and Thorax. Ovid’s archival access guarantees all subscribing institutions the rights to access the content purchased during the subscription period in perpetuity. More universities are set to join the CALIS medical consortium in 2004.

Ms Yuan YIN, deputy director of the Peking University Health Science Library, also the key consortium organizer for CALIS medical centre, said, “Through the consortium, researchers from medical institutions over the nation are able, via the Ovid platform which they have been long familiar with, to easily retrieve critical medical content of BMJ journals. This definitely helps to improve their research and clinical care.”

“This agreement is indicative of the flexibility and customization Ovid provides its customers and publishing partners. We are delighted to deliver information that will have a dramatic impact on the overall patient care offered by these Chinese institutions,” said Terry MacManus, director of sales in the Asia Pacific region.