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Computing Reviews Editors Begin Using Online System to Provide Faster Reviews, More Input and Real Time Editing

New York, NY Sunday, June 9, 2002 - Today, Computing Reviews Editors began using the newly launched online Category Editor's Module, which allows them to edit and rate reviews, communicate with Reviewers, as well as assign and suggest items for review in an immediate time setting. The Category Editor's Module is part of Computing Reviews, the online resource for reviews of the best books and articles in computing literature, available for subscription at

"Building an automated production system has been part of our plan for Computing Reviews from the beginning, and we very excited to invite our editors to use the new Category Editor's Module," said Bruce Antelman, President of "This is the second step in the transformation of what was a sleepy journal into an entirely new type of reference tool. Combined with our Readers' Area, launched last June, the Editor's Area will serve a vital role as Computing Reviews grows into a dynamic online publication. The Reviewers' Area, to be launched next month, will be the last piece in the puzzle."

"Not only will this integral piece of our new production system significantly increase the speed of the publication, but it will also give our editors the ability to take a more hands-on on approach towards the scope and focus of the content," said Carol Wierzbicki, Executive Editor of Computing Reviews. "By suggesting new items for review and assigning items to Reviewers, the editors will now have a much greater impact on the reviews that appear in Computing Reviews."

"This is a milestone both for Computing Reviews and as a whole" added Antelman. "CR is being built as a model for future titles. The technology, editorial process and user base have been developed to be easily transferable as we expand into the premier reviewing service for academic and scientific literature. We are currently exploring relationships with new partners to create more reviewing titles."

Developed by and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Computing Reviews helps readers manage the large amount of new material published in computer science by pointing them to the best new journal articles and books and giving them a continually updated overview of the field. Readers also benefit from the ability to link to full text, receive customized alerts and read multiple points of view. Reviewers have been carefully screened to ensure that they are qualified to provide expert opinions on the material they review. Computing Reviews is based on ACM's 40-year-old print journal of the same name.

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