CenterWatch Unveils a Sleek New Look for Its Leading Clinical Research Educational Journal
BOSTON—Mar. 30, 2010—CenterWatch today announced the unveiling of its newly redesigned, bi-monthly journal, Research Practitioner, a career advancement staple for clinical research professionals for more than 10 years. The publication, which has undergone an extensive cover-to-cover transformation, is set to debut with the release of the March/April issue on Mar. 31.
Although the contents of the journal as well as subscribers' ability to earn continuing education credits have not changed, the look and feel of it are dramatically different than its predecessor. The new design sports a much sleeker, more modern, magazine style with a powerful cover image, better-defined sections, and an airier layout—all intended to improve readability and keep the journal fresh and appealing.
"This will be a pleasing change for our readers while also adding tremendous value to the journal as a whole," says Steve Zisson, editorial director at CenterWatch, adding that the changes implemented were not simply cosmetic, but practical ones designed to enhance Research Practitioner's status as a top-level educational resource in the industry.
"A clean, cohesive design is an extremely critical component to the success and sustainability of any journal," Zisson continues. "For CenterWatch, it reaffirms a commitment to our readership to produce not only an informative publication, but a contemporary one."
The makeover comes on the heels of two other recently redesigned news publications under the CenterWatch brand, The CenterWatch Monthly and CWWeekly, both of which were updated in September 2009 in celebration of CenterWatch's 15th anniversary.
Founded in 1994, CenterWatch is a trusted source and global destination for clinical trials information for both professionals and patients. We provide proprietary data and information about clinical trials through a variety of newsletters, books, databases, and information services used by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, CROs, SMOs, and investigative sites involved in the management and conduct of clinical trials. CenterWatch was also the first Internet site to publish detailed information about active clinical trials that could be accessed by patients and their advocates. Today, we have one of the largest databases of clinical trials actively seeking patients on the Internet.