(New York, 6 June 2013) Elsevier today signed a strategic collaboration agreement with People’s Medical Publishing House (PMPH), China. The announcement expands on Elsevier’s current publishing collaboration with the largest Chinese medical publisher in China.
Elsevier’s collaboration with PMPH goes back to the 1990s. Since then PMPH has translated and published hundreds of Elsevier’s book titles in health sciences. Under the new agreement, Elsevier and PMPH will deepen and expand their collaboration, not only translating English book titles into Chinese and vice versa, but now also facilitating international collaboration in authoring books and developing information products, as well as enabling distribution of these books and products to health professionals globally.
“It is part of our global strategy to continue to work with Elsevier,” said Mr. Chen Xianyi, Chairman and President of PMPH. “With abundant resources from China’s top medical universities, research institutions and hospitals, PMPH has great relationships in medical publishing. Our collaboration with Elsevier will improve our practices in digital publishing and diversification, and facilitate our process of transiting from a domestic publishing company to an international publishing group.”
“At Elsevier, we are committed to deliver world-class medical content and user-friendly databases to our customers around the world,” said Gerrit Bos, Managing Director of Elsevier Health Sciences APAC. “Our strategic collaboration agreement with PMPH is a great step in providing access to top class medical resources for more clinicians, students and experts in medical professions in China.”