New journal 'Molecular BioSystems' to be launched by the Royal Society of Chemistry
A new chemical biology journal will be launched later this year by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Europe's largest organisation for advancing the chemical sciences. The announcement at the recent 5th International Conference on Systems Biology held in Heidelberg, Germany, explained that the new title, Molecular BioSystems, will be published monthly, in print and online, from summer 2005. This high quality interdisciplinary journal will have a particular focus on the interface between chemistry and the -omic sciences and systems biology.
"The power of the chemical approach to biology, when combined with the amazing technologies being developed in genomics and proteomics, promises to have a transforming effect on biological research and clinical medicine," comments Thomas Kodadek, chair of the Editorial Board and Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Biology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. "This journal will strive to be a thought leader in the field, publishing not only some of the best new research, but also reviews and forward-looking articles .This is an exciting time for those of us who work in this area."
In addition to Reviews, Communications and Full Papers, the journal will contain Highlights and Opinions. A key feature will be Methods - short primary research articles reporting useful new methodology. Initially hosted in the RSC's flagship journal, Chemical Communications, the new journal will have instant wide readership at launch.
"A molecular understanding of biological systems, and systems biology, is likely to become one of the most important areas of scientific endeavour," confirmed Dr Peter Gregory, Managing Director of Publishing at the RSC. "Molecular BioSystems will bring enhanced emphasis on these areas to the large and interdisciplinary readership of Chemical Communications and represents a clear commitment from the RSC to support scientists working on the development of the chemistry-biology interface."
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