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Wolters Kluwer Health Signs Contract with the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and State Ministry for Scientific Research (ENSTINET) to Collaborate on the Development of Leading Medical and Scientific Journals

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins expands its global imprint with 10 New Egyptian medical journals scheduled in 2011; 40 additional titles planned

Wolters Kluwer Health is pleased to announce a publishing partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and State Ministry for Scientific Research (ENSTINET). The two organizations have agreed to collaborate on the development and publication of leading medical and scientific journals and to help create a “Center of Excellence” in the region, bringing together the expertise of both parties. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), a part of Wolters Kluwer Health and a world-renowned publisher for medical societies, will partner with ENSTINET to provide publishing services and support.
The agreement, which will commence immediately, provides ENSTINET and its partner journals with significant training and development input from the LWW journal publishing team and will result in 10 leading Egyptian medical journals being published under the LWW imprint from 2011 onwards. Additionally, over the next 5 years, another 40 journals will be published “in association with LWW,” enabling LWW to develop local research in the Middle East, and bring that content to a more global audience. This collaboration between LWW and ENSTINET to develop leading medical journal content will serve as the foundation for a ‘Center of Excellence’ in Egypt that supports the ongoing research needs of the Middle East region.

“We are delighted to partner with ENSTINET in helping to establish a ‘Center of Excellence’ for the Middle Eastern medical and scientific community,” said Karen Abramson, President & CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research. “This publishing partnership will expand the reach of leading Egyptian journal content to local and global users, and provide access to both new information and the collaborative environment in which to make important decisions in the advancement of medicine and science.”

 “Our partnership with Wolters Kluwer Health and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins represents a tremendous opportunity for the Egyptian Ministry of Scientific Research to develop its knowledge and build a Center of Excellence from our shared expertise,” said Dr. Maged El Sherbiny, Deputy Minister of Scientific Research. “LWW is well recognized for its contributions to medical publishing and we’re very pleased to collaborate with its publishing teams to deliver new journal content from the Egyptian research community.”

ENSTINET’s mission is to provide access to specialized information services specific to the needs of the Egyptian Scientific and Technology community through effective management and services. ENSTINET provides the Egyptian research community with a full 24/7 online and onsite access to global information resources via the Internet. On the local level, ENSTINET has been developing and maintaining local databases for years. These databases contain both the literature published in Egypt in the field of science and technology, and directories to assist the researchers.

Its vision is to be known as the leading professional organization in the Scientific & Technology Information Industry in Egypt, a catalyst in the development of the Egyptian Information Economy and a strategic partner in the Emerging Information Society.

About Wolters Kluwer Health

Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks, such as Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Facts & Comparisons®; and electronic information providers, such as Ovid®, UpToDate®, Medi-Span® and ProVation® Medical.