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Taylor & Francis begins publication of three new journals.

Taylor & Francis (New York/London), a unit of Informa T&F, has begun the publication of three new journals including 'Nanotoxicology,' 'Journal of Plant Interactions' and 'Structure & Infrastructure Engineering.' All three of the new titles will be published quarterly.

'Nanotoxicology' publishes articles addressing research into the interactions between nano-structured materials and living matter (the 'wet-dry interface'). Much of the journal is devoted to coverage of investigations of the biological interactions with nano-scale materials and all man-made nanostructured materials, such as the interactions between living tissues and the surfaces of prostheses (wearing can produce nanoparticles) and in the context of 'eco-nanotoxicology' (the movement of nanomaterials through the biosphere). It also covers methods of toxicity minimization in fields such as medicine and pharmacology, and the mobility, persistence and toxicity of nano-structured materials and their breakdown products in humans, animals, the environment and within biota. An annual subscription costs $72 for individuals and $280 for institutions.

'Journal of Plant Interactions' is targeted to plant biologists, ecologists, microbiologists, agronomists, landscape architects and environmental engineers and is published to carry research and reviews dealing with the interaction between plants and their surrounding environment. The main sections of the journal cover the interaction between: plants and other plants; plants and microorganisms; plants and insects; plants and animals; plants and the environment; and, plants and soil. An annual subscription costs $145 for individuals and $317 for institutions.

'Structure and Infrastructure Engineering' is targeted to professionals with a background in civil, aerospace, mechanical, marine, and automotive engineering, as well as professionals involved in infrastructure maintenance, management and cost analysis. The journal's mission is to present research and developments on advanced technologies for analyzing, predicting and optimizing infrastructure performance, including bridges, buildings, dams, underground constructions, offshore platforms, pipelines, naval vessels, ocean structures, nuclear power plants, airplanes and related structures. Editorial covers mathematical modeling, computer methods, construction and design, life-cycle analysis and prediction, specifications and codes, repair, risk management and maintenance strategies. An annual subscription costs $99 for individuals and $259 for institutions.


Thomson Financial (New York) has launched 'Thomson Merger News,' an online M&A news service for the investment banking community designed to provide analysis and commentary on major deals in Europe. The new service will be integrated into Thomson Financial's Thomson ONE subscription property.

Distributed via e-mail alerts twice every business day, the new service carries reports on the most significant pan-European M&A developments as well as editorial from other Thomson Financial publications (including 'Acquisitions Monthly,' 'European Venture Capital Journal' and 'International Financing Review). Regular sections cover: European mergers, acquisitions, alliances and joint ventures; all relevant M&A headlines; developments in the markets and intelligence on the buying and selling of assets; commentary; sector trends; news digests; reports on developments in the regulatory, competition and antitrust areas; and, the performance of financial, legal and related industry advisors.

In related news, Thomson Financial has acquired Macdonald & Associates Ltd. (Toronto, ON), a company that produces databases on Canadian venture capital and private equity transactions. No terms of the deal were given.

Macdonald's VC, Mezzanine and Buyout databases cover over 14,450 deals, 8500 companies, 1300 investors and over 15,000 contacts. The company's flagship product 'VCReporter,' allows subscribers to customize their own research and analysis. Also, the Canadian IT Financing Forum is held twice a year to match growing companies with VC investors in Canada.
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Date:May 16, 2005
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