SAGE acquires The Goodwin Group International

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SAGE has acquired The Goodwin Group International, LLC, which publishes MD Conference Express, described as 'the first publication to subject medical conference highlights to the rigorous test of peer review'.

MD Conference Express reports are written entirely from primary source materials, with content selected in partnership with the scientific planning committees of the conferences themselves. The presenting faculty is invited to review and comment on the short summaries, which are then subjected to rigorous peer review by an advisory board of experts from top medical institutions around the world.

This process is said to ensure that the resulting summary articles are of top quality and free of any commercial bias. MD Conference Express’ unique approach to conference highlights reporting has earned the trust and collaboration of some of the world’s most important medical societies in both Europe and North America. MD Conference Express consistently delivers evidence-based reporting with peer-reviewed integrity.

Blaise Simqu, president and CEO of SAGE said, 'MD Conference Express has developed a unique model for rapid global dissemination of the most important research presented at medical conferences. Their commitment to high-quality peer-reviewed content will be a valuable complement to SAGE's medical journal portfolio and will allow SAGE to offer medical societies a way to enable research presented at their conferences to quickly inform further research and clinical practice.'

Jennifer Goodwin Schünemann, founder and president of The Goodwin Group International, who will continue to lead the business, added, 'The backing of SAGE will enable MD Conference Expressto expand our offering to include many more conferences, while maintaining the rigorous standards upon which our partner societies, medical researchers, and physicians rely.'

From SAGE's perspective, the acquisition aims to strengthen the publisher's ability to disseminate peer-reviewed content in medical disciplines and will complement SAGE’s current portfolio of more than 150 medical journals published on behalf of more than 100 medical societies.