Elsevier Launches New Review Journal: Global Food Security

          Elsevier Launches New Review Journal: Global Food Security

  PR Newswire

  AMSTERDAM, January 24, 2013

AMSTERDAM, January 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

              First issue now freely available on ScienceDirect

Elsevier , a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of a new
review journal: Global Food Security .

The launch of the journal is driven by a global concern that scientists and
policy makers have great difficulty keeping up with the expanding volume of
information about the challenge of meeting human food and nutritional needs
whilst at the same time protecting environmental services. Global Food
Security aims to publish papers that contribute to a better understanding of
the economic, social, biophysical, technological, and institutional
influencers of current and future global food security. At the same time the
journal will stimulate debate across disciplines. The goal is to publish
concise and timely reviews and synthesis articles about research covering the
following elements of food security:

  *Availability (sufficiency; quantity and quality)
  *Access (affordability, functioning markets and policies)
  *Nutrition, Safety and Sanitation
  *Stability and Environment (resilience and ecosystem services)

"Food security is the key to achieving a world without hunger and poverty, and
one in which natural resources are conserved for future generations," says
Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Kenneth G. Cassman (University of Nebraska at Lincoln,
Lincoln, NE, USA). "Ensuring a food-secure world requires critical examination
of a number of key issues. Global Food Security aims to help scientists reach
consensus about these key issues, thereby accelerating progress towards a
world without hunger and poverty."

"As I spoke with scientists and policymakers around the world, a need for a
strong interdisciplinary journal soon became apparent to me - a journal that
could bring together and package the most important and up to date
information," explained Gilles Jonker, Executive Publisher at Elsevier. "With
the launch of this journal Elsevier is providing a valuable resource for all
those working to maintain and improve global nutrition levels."

All articles published in the first two issues are now freely available on
Science Direct . Global Food Security will publish four issues per year.

For more information about the journal, go to
http://www.journals.elsevier.com/global-food-security

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services. The company works in partnership with the
global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals,
including The Lancet and Cell , and close to 20,000 book titles, including
major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions
include ScienceDirect , Scopus , Reaxys , ClinicalKey and Mosby's Nursing
Suite , which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals,
and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review , which help research and
health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people
worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC , a world-leading
provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal
and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and
Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London
Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

Media contact Marije Hoogstrate Elsevier +31-20-485-2744
m.hoogstrate@elsevier.com
 
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