BJU International's website has been re-launched to provide an information-packed portal for healthcare professionals and students working in urology and allied fields.

Key features of the new site include:

- Fingertip Urology - an invaluable teaching and learning resource, which comprises sets of slides that can be used to explain conditions to patients, together with referenced explanatory notes.

- Atlas of Surgical Devices - illustrated articles that describe a broad range of procedures and summarise evidence of their effectiveness.

- Rapid publication of online articles - a valuable opportunity for authors to submit their work in a format that is less constrained than traditional journals and perfect for multimedia. This new feature provides addition information to the established journal.

- A moderated Discussion Forum - an opportunity for visitors to comment on articles and share views and knowledge.

"We are very excited by this major expansion to the website as it offers us the chance to provide a comprehensive and invaluable one-stop portal for anyone with a professional interest in urology" says BJU International's Editor-in-Chief, Professor John Fitzpatrick, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and University College Dublin, Ireland.

"Visitors will also be able to visit our Commonwealth of Urology section, which discusses urological issues from around the world, and Lessons from the Archive, which will look at how current treatments have evolved and how we can learn from past mistakes."

And from this spring, visitors will also be able to access the complete catalogue of back issues of BJU International, and its forerunner the British Journal of Urology, right back to the launch issue in 1939.

The website will provide three access levels. Unregistered users will be able to browse some items, registered users will be able to access most of the content and sign up for RSS up-dates and Journal subscribers will be able to access all sections of the site, including full versions of the printed Journal.

Visitors registering with the site will be put in a free draw for Amazon vouchers and Wiley-Blackwell will make a contribution to the British Urological Foundation for each person who registers.

To find out more, visit the new site at www.bjui

Additional features will be added over the coming months, as part of the Journal's commitment to continually expanding it's range of on-line services. BJU International is published on behalf of the British Association of Urological Surgeons, the Urological Society of Australasia and the Urological Society of India by Wiley-Blackwell.

Formed in February 2007 after John Wiley and Sons Inc acquired Blackwell Publishing Limited, Wiley-Blackwell has confirmed that greater online investment is an important part of its future plans.

Wiley-Blackwell currently publishes approximately 1,400 scholarly peer-reviewed journals, together with an extensive collection of books with global appeal.

Notes

- Established in 1929, BJU International is published 23 times a year by Wiley- Blackwell and edited by Professor John Fitzpatrick from Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and University College Dublin, Ireland. It provides its international readership with invaluable practical information on all aspects of urology, including original and investigative articles and illustrated surgery. bjui

- About Wiley-Blackwell. Wiley-Blackwell was formed in February 2007 as a result of the acquisition of Blackwell Publishing Ltd. by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and its merger with Wiley's Scientific, Technical, and Medical business. Together, the companies have created a global publishing business with deep strength in every major academic and professional field. Wiley-Blackwell publishes approximately 1,400 scholarly peer-reviewed journals and an extensive collection of books with global appeal. For more information on Wiley-Blackwell, please visit blackwellpublishing or interscience.wiley

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