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[Fwd: Cell Press bought by Elsevier] (Frank Norman) Stephen Clark 04 May 1999 13:03 UTC

        This message was originally listed on lis-serials.  With his
permission, I am reposting his message, since a number of serials folks in
this country will also be interesed in it.

Cell Press, independent publisher of _Cell_  and three other highly
respected titles, has been bought by Elsevier.

I haven't seen this announced widely, and have only just spotted it
myself in_Nature_ , 15th April 1999, vol 398 p. 551.

"The independent biweekly journal, Cell, previously owned by
Benjamin Lewin, has been bought by the Dutch company Elsevier
Science, in a strategic move that the company says is aimed at
consolidating its electronic publishing activities in life sciences."

We await the consolidation with interest...(not to say trepidation).

Frank Norman                 National Institute for Medical Research
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