About American Brands
American Brands, a familiar name in American production for over a hundred years, strives to provide germane and accurate publications in loyalty to the hard work and discipline that built the company. American Brands, formerly the American Tobacco Company, was created in 1890 by James "Buck" Duke. In the 1960s, the company grew and prospered with the acquisition of several distilling and office product companies, prompting the company’s refashioning as "American Brands" in 1969. Today, American Brands cultivates physical and intellectual vigor through publications in healthcare and social commentary.
American Brands' three prominent medical journals, Postgraduate Medicine, Hospital Practice, and The Physician and Sportsmedicine, foster intellectual curiosity and an academic spirit among doctors and scientists. Collier's and Saturday Review magazines, which American Brands recently acquired, each have a long history in American cultural dialogue. American Brands plans to revitalize these publications in 2011, along with General Cinema, which it will launch as a family-focused multimedia outlet. Through its diverse collection of companies, American Brands strives for excellence in all products that carry the famous brand name.
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Postgraduate Medicine is a rapid peer-reviewed medical journal published for physicians. Established in 1916 by Charles Mayo, MD, Postgraduate Medicine is a peer-to-peer method of communicating the latest research to aid primary care physicians when making treatment decisions. Our mission is to provide relevant, useful, and authoritative medical information to help physicians solve clinical problems and improve patient care. With contributions from leading primary care physicians and researchers from around the world, Postgraduate Medicine provides a cutting-edge perspective on the most recent developments across many medical specialties. Each issue contains review articles, original research, case reports, and editorials which assist practicing physicians by providing information on the latest techniques and options for treating patients.
Postgraduate Medicine is published six times annually and some articles are published ahead of print online. We also offer an expedited Fast-Track peer-review process specifically for articles featuring time-sensitive information. All articles are indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed and most other indexing services.
The Physician and Sportsmedicine is a peer-reviewed medical journal published for physicians who treat patients with active lifestyles, focusing on maintaining a balance between health and exercise. With contributions from experts in primary care, sports medicine, nutrition, orthopedics, and exercise physiology, we serve physicians with research from around the world. Because our dedication to the health and fitness of patients of all ages is paramount, we focus on healthy habits of children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly, and publish research that supports better care and treatments for these patients. We believe that with good fitness comes good health, and we strive to show that exercising can help control a variety of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that limit longevity and quality of life. In short, exercise is good medicine. The Physician and Sportsmedicine supports the belief that through exercise and the best practices in medicine, a longer, healthier life can be attained.
The Physician and Sportsmedicine is published four times annually and some articles are published ahead of print online. We also offer an expedited Fast-Track peer-review process specifically for articles featuring time-sensitive information. All articles are indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed and most other indexing services.
Hospital Practice is a peer-reviewed, clinically oriented publication for hospitalists. Established in 1966, its mission is to provide the most complete and reliable source of information on current developments in hospital medicine. Hospital Practice and the entire HIP Group are critical reading for scientists and researchers who wish to be knowledgeable about the latest developments in the field.
Hospital Practice is published four times annually and some articles are published ahead of print online. We also offer an expedited Fast-Track peer-review process specifically for articles featuring time-sensitive information. All articles are indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed and most other indexing services.
Collier’s magazine, founded in 1888 by Irish immigrant Peter Collier, was launched as a magazine of investigative journalism, news, art and short fiction, and became known widely for its social reform advocacy. It has published influential articles on social issues such as food and drug safety, which have influenced the public and, in turn, government policy. Collier’s commissioned many famous writers, from muckraking journalists such as Ida Tarbell to novelists such as Kurt Vonnegut. At its peak, Collier’s reached 2.8 million readers. Now, Collier’s has become a part of American Brands, and will resume publication in 2011. The new Collier’s will, like the old, seek to educate the American public about pertinent issues of the day though superior journalism.
Click here to view an article about Collier's Weekly from the California Journal of Medicine.
Most clinical journals publish conclusive trial results from popular clinical trials, overlooking less popular, inconclusive trials. Although negative and inconclusive trials provide limited information, their findings remain relevant and should be peer reviewed and published in the interest of total transparency. Such transparency is the mission of Saturday Review-Drug Trials. This on-line open access journal, which will be launched in spring 2011, will offer a peer review process of the highest caliber while serving as an easily accessible medium for the publication of inconclusive results. Saturday Review-Drug Trials will post updated finding each and every Saturday morning as data becomes available. Saturday Review-Drug Trials will be an indispensible source for the examination of those inconclusive trials that other clinical journals fail to cover.
Saturday Review-Drug Trials is the current and critically important source for inconclusive and negative clinical research trials.
The name General Cinema is rooted firmly in American film lore beginning its broadcasting in 1935 with the screening of Gone with the Wind and later Singing in the Rain. With this classic sense of American tradition, General Cinema, now part of American Brands, seeks to provide citizens with a hub for a quality movie-going experience while focusing on entertaining the American family. Starting in 2011, we will be developing our first family focused entertainment experience by including family focused dining and entertainment all in a single location. Our focus will be to select locations for dinner theatres where the population of families is among the highest in the USA and build out each site to create a warm and inviting experience.