Biophysical Reviews — new Springer journal

 Springer set to launch new journal – Biophysical Reviews16 Jan 2009

Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter.

STM publisher Springer, Germany, and the International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB) have announced the spring 2009 launch of the journal Biophysical Reviews. The journal will be the new official publication of the IUPAB. The entire IUPAB Council will form the editorial board of the new journal in order to demonstrate the close affiliation between the Springer journal and the IUPAB. Professor Jean Garnier of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) – Unité Mathématique Informatique et Génome (France) will serve as the editor-in-chief. He will work closely with the expert international editorial board.

A quarterly publication Biophysical Reviews will publish short and critical reviews from key scientists active in the field. The journal will cover the entire field of biophysics, generally defined as the science of describing biological phenomena and resolving their underlying principles using the concepts and techniques of physics. This includes areas such as bioinformatics, biophysical methods and instrumentation, medical biophysics, biosystems and cell biophysics.

Springer will publish Biophysical Reviews in both print and electronic formats. It will be available via Springer’s online information platform, The journal will include fast, electronic publication in Online First, as well as Cross Reference Linking and Table of Content Alerts. All potential authors have the option, via the Springer Open Choice programme, of publishing their articles using the open access publishing model.

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Energy & Environmental Science — New Journal from RSC


Today the Royal Society of Chemistry has announced that its new journal,  Energy and Environmental Science is freely accessible, at least for 2008 and 2009.  They do ask each individual to register for access, however.
"A new journal linking all aspects of the chemical sciences relating to energy conversion and storage, alternative fuel technologies and environmental science."