Cambridge, UK, 6 November 2015. ProQuest and global healthcare knowledge provider BMJ have announced a multi-year agreement that will enable BMJ's complete collection of highly influential medical journals to be added to ProQuest collections.
ProQuest provides a wide breadth of aggregated health and medical content, and by partnering with BMJ, they are providing a truly international perspective to researchers and students. BMJ publishes in 11 languages and has a global audience of health professionals, students, patients, academic institutions, and governments. BMJ's expertise includes cutting-edge research, medical education, decision support and quality improvement to help medical organisations and clinicians tackle today's most critical healthcare challenges.
BMJ Publishing Director Peter Ashman said: "We are delighted to be partnering with ProQuest to make the content of our world-leading collection of specialist journals available to new audiences. We see this partnership as an endorsement of BMJ's credentials as an important global knowledge provider and our commitment to ensuring that healthcare professionals globally have the knowledge to improve patient outcomes."
Beginning April 2016, over 60 BMJ journals will be made available for researchers as part of ProQuest's health and medical research collections.
The list includes the flagship journal The BMJ, which is ranked among the world's top general medical journals by Impact Factor, and leading specialist journals from many prestigious medical societies. Well known for their research impact, nearly 80% of journals published by BMJ saw Impact Factor rises in 2014.
ProQuest will make BMJ content accessible alongside other premier scholarly journals as well as dissertations, clinical training videos, medical reference books, reports and more in ProQuest medical and nursing databases enhancing the research experience.
Access to nursing information will also expand for ProQuest customers outside of the United Kingdom, with the addition of Nursing Standard and other titles from global nursing authority RCNi.
"BMJ has been advancing the knowledge of medical professionals for more than 170 years and together with ProQuest's breadth of medical collection titles, this diverse range of content will provide a richer research experience and meet the changing expectations of researchers, educators and students," said Niels Dam, Vice-President of Product Management, ProQuest.
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations,
governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest's technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.
The company's cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest, Bowker, Dialog, ebrary and EBL businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon discovery service, the Flow collaboration platform, the Pivot research development tool and the Intota library services platform. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.
BMJ is a healthcare knowledge provider that aims to advance healthcare worldwide by sharing knowledge and expertise to improve experiences, outcomes and value. For a full list of BMJ products and services, please visit bmj.com