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RCN Publishing ends ProQuest agreement

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RCN Publishing will be ending its relationship with ProQuest for aggregated distribution of its online journals in September.

The publisher is moving its content to Atypon’s Literatum platform, a move that as Tony O’Rourke, commercial director, explained, will 'provide the features that libraries and their patrons need, such as COUNTER-compliant usage statistics, Shibboleth compliance, article-level DOIs, reference linking and more.' He went on to say, 'Given this investment, it makes sense for RCN Publishing to approach the market directly and allow institutions to decide which of our journals to subscribe to based on their need.'

Currently, RCN Publishing's journals are included in ProQuest Hospital Collection, British Nursing Index and ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source. ProQuest customers who retain their subscription will continue to have access to the archive of RCN Publishing journals articles.