Professional Media briefsElsevier is taking over publication of the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, the journal of the Association for Molecular Pathology and the American Society for Investigative Pathology. The journal covers studies in oncology, infectious disease, inherited disease or predisposition to disease as well as advances in molecular diagnosis and application of diagnostic methodologies in clinical trials.
UBM Medica has acquired OBGYN.net from MediSpecialty.com. The women's health website, aimed at both patients and professionals, boasts a registered population of about 140,000 users and attracts more than 500,000 unique visitors a month with archived, searchable online forums, some going back more than ten years and comprising around a million posts all told. The site launched in 1996. UBM Medica sites include PsychiatricTimes.com, CancerNetwork.com and SearchMedica.com.
Wiley-Blackwell announced a publishing partnership with The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, the professional body for speech and language therapists in the UK. The publisher will produce the society's International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders beginning in 2011. The RCSLT boasts 14,000 members.