ASA Launches Anesthesiology, the Journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, on Silverchair’s SCM6 Platform

02 February 2015

Charlottesville, VA, February 2, 2015 – The American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®)  has launched Anesthesiology, its official medical journal,on Silverchair’s SCM6 Product Development Platform.

Since 1940, Anesthesiology has led the world in the publication of transformative content in the field of anesthesiology research as the premier peer-reviewed research journal for the practice of perioperative, critical care, and pain medicine.

ASA selected Silverchair to host Anesthesiology in May 2014. In the past six months, ASA has worked closely with Silverchair to launch Anesthesiology with an updated interface and a mobile-responsive design. Anesthesiology content is now taxonomically tagged with Silverchair’s CORTEX medical taxonomy that enables greater discoverability of related content within search and on article pages. In addition, the new site features 30 specific topic areas that streamline a user’s browsing experience when they are exploring content within a specific area of anesthesiology.

“Product releases with our clients are never a static event,” said Thane Kerner, Silverchair CEO. “As a product development partner, we are excited to begin leveraging data extracted from Silvermine data analytics to develop products that meet the needs of specific user groups and to create progressive new features that will increase member and non-member engagement with content.”

“A peer-reviewed medical journal’s primary focus is to present readers with high-quality research and reviews in a user-friendly, intuitive format,” said James C. Eisenach, M.D., Anesthesiology editor-in-chief. “We are pleased to partner with Silverchair to make it easier for physicians and researchers to find content as well as receive updates on new content in their areas of interest. Our goal is to create a more personal user experience with Anesthesiology.”

“The American Society of Anesthesiologists is pleased to offer members access to Anesthesiology on the Silverchair platform,” said J.P. Abenstein, M.S.E.E., M.D., ASA president. “The Silverchair platform is a real game changer for dissemination of the discovery of new knowledge.  Silverchair’s semantic tagging and enhanced search capabilities will help members discover content that is relevant to their practice.  We anticipate that Silverchair will accelerate the adoption of new medical knowledge and improve the quality and safety of the medical care we deliver to our patients.”

About Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology founded in 1940, leads the world in publication of peer-reviewed novel research that transforms clinical practice and fundamental understanding in anesthesiology: the practice of perioperative, critical care, and pain medicine. Anesthesiology is the official journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Anesthesiology is committed to publishing and disseminating the highest quality work to inform daily clinical practice and transform the practice of medicine in our specialty.

About The American Society of Anesthesiologists

Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 52,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring that physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during, and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care that every patient deserves. For more information on the field of anesthesiology, visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists online at

About Silverchair

Founded in 1993, Silverchair delivers advanced semantic technologies, publishing platforms, and e-learning solutions to scientific, technical, and medical publishers; professional societies; and the federal government. Silverchair is headquartered in Charlottesville, VA. For More Information
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