November 24, 2020

Elsevier and the Women’s Brain Project Partner announce Co-branded Book Series

Agreement calls for publication of one to two books per year, both edited volumes and monographs.

Elsevier is excited to announce that we have partnered with the Women’s Brain Project (WBP) to develop and publish a WBP-cobranded series of books. The book series will focus on basic and clinical research on sex and gender differences in brain and mental health, and the potential of novel technologies in this field.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Women’s Brain Project on a book series focused on  sex and gender differences in neurologic and mental health disorders, which will hopefully lead to novel insights as well as personalized disease management strategies and therapies for the global community,”
said Melanie Tucker, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Elsevier. “We look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration.”

Elsevier and the WBP agreed to publish one to two books per year, including both edited volumes and monographs on specific topics in sex and gender differences in neurologic and mental diseases. The co-branded books will range from 300 to 500 pages each, with 15 to 25 chapters. The final published books will be available in both print and electronic formats, and hosted on Elsevier’s ScienceDirect.

The first two volumes are scheduled to publish in 2021 on “Sex and Gender Differences in Alzheimer’s Disease” and “Gender Bias, Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare.”

“Brain and mental disease remain one of the highest unmet medical need,” says Dr. Antonella Santuccione Chadha, CEO of WBP. We lack a clear understanding of disease pathogenesis; diagnosis take long and is often inaccurate; therapies are mainly based on symptoms and prescribed ‘off-label’. We lack therapies capable of modifying disease trajectory. New mounting evidences show that sex and gender differences play a major role in brain and mental diseases influencing symptoms, progression, therapy and care. This is why we founded the Women’s Brain Project, in order to put the spotlight on this gap in policy and research, linking it also to novel technologies and given that it is a gateway to precision medicine. We are all the more pleased that we can now participate in these promising book projects for an even greater reach and impact.”

We look forward to communicating further details and organizing a media roundtable later this year.

About WBP
The Women’s Brain Project (WBP) is an international non-profit organization based in Switzerland. Composed largely of scientists, WBP advocates for and conducts research on sex and gender sensitive precision medicine, from basic science to novel technologies. The organization aims to get a better understanding how men and women’s brains are similar and different, and to stimulate a global social and political discussion on gender and sex determinants of brain and mental health as a gateway to precision medicine. This goes hand in hand with breaking the stigma around brain and mental health as well as raising awareness around these topics. The WBP team also aims to contribute to the fulfilment of Sustainable Development Goals 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing) and 5 (Gender Equality), among others.

To illustrate the topic as broadly as possible from all sides and to generate sustainable insights for both scientists and the non-scientific public, the WBP team constantly delivers peer-reviewed scientific papers, organizing and taking part in scientific and policy events, and offering workshops on mental health to a non-scientific public. Its flagship event is the International Forum on Women’s Brain and Mental Health, which takes place every year in Switzerland. The organization has been featured by Nature, PNAS, BBC, Science et Avenir, The Independent, NZZ, and the Financial Times.

For more information contact Melanie Tucker, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Neuroscience and Neurology

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