Science Advances — new OA journal from AAAS

US AAAS launches new title – Science Advances – 14 Feb 2014

“The non-profit American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), publisher of the Science family of journals, plans an expansion of its scientific communication efforts with the launch of a new title, Science Advances, as an extended forum for high-quality, peer-reviewed research.

Spanning science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the social sciences, the new digital publication will leverage Science’s uniquely broad scope to help speed scientific progress by promoting the rapid communication of current research. Science Advances will be published online – on an open-access basis, with articles freely available to the public – through the payment, by authors, of an article processing fee.”

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Source:  Knowledgespeak Newsletter, 2/14/14

Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science — New journal

 RSC Publishing announces online publication of the first issue of new journal, Metallomics – 16 Jan 2009

Princeton has:

Scientific publisher RSC Publishing, UK, the publishing arm of the Royal Society of Chemistry, has announced the online publication of the first issue of a new interdisciplinary journal – Metallomics: Integrated biometal science. The journal will appeal to chemical scientists, bio-scientists and environmental scientists from across academia, industry and government.

While Metallomics will publish 6 issues in 2009, it will increase its publishing frequency to 12 issues in 2010. Metallomics issue 1 contains 3 critical reviews and 8 primary research articles. In a landmark new paper, Hiromu Sakurai and colleagues in Japan describe how a drug based on a chemical found in garlic may be a potential new candidate for treating both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, while Jennifer A. Meyer and Dana M. Spence review the role of metals in diabetes.

Metallomics comes just one week after RSC Publishing launched Integrative Biology, a new journal covering the quantitative biosciences. The journal also published its first issue online. The current issues of both journals will be freely available to all web users throughout 2009 and 2010. Institutional online access to all 2009/2010 content is also free following a simple registration process.

Wholly owned by the Royal Society of Chemistry, RSC Publishing publishes a wide range of journals, magazines, databases and books. It claims to be one of the largest publishers of chemical science information.

Source:  Knowledgespeak Newsletter Jan. 16th. 

BioData Mining — New Open Access Journal by BioMed Central

"Open access publisher BioMed Central, US, has announced the launch of a new open access journal – BioData Mining. Dr Jesus Aguilar-Ruiz of the Pablo De Olavide University and Dr Jason H. Moore of the Dartmouth Medical School will serve as Editors-in-Chief of the journal. They will be supported by an expert Editorial Board.

BioData Mining publishes original articles on all aspects of data mining applied to high-dimensional biological and biomedical data, focusing on computational aspects of knowledge discovery from large-scale genetic, transcriptomic, genomic, proteomic, and metabolomic data. As well as being open access, the journal also operates an open peer review process, which the editors hope will foster constructive reviews and therefore enrich the criticism.

All BioData Mining articles are archived in PubMed Central, the US National Library of Medicine’s full-text repository of life science literature, and also in repositories at the University of Potsdam in Germany, at INIST in France and in e-Depot, the National Library of the Netherlands’ digital archive of all electronic publications. The journal is also participating in the British Library’s e-journals pilot project, and plans to deposit copies of all articles with the British Library."

Source:  Knowledgespeak Newsletter (7/22/08)

Journal of Life Sciences — open access


From their "About Us" page:        

"The Journal of Life Sciencesis a bi-monthly magazine founded in 2007. Focusing on the space ‘where science and society meet,’ the Journal offers fresh analysis and commentary about the impact of biotechnology and the other bio sciences on business, policy, and culture. The Journal’s intelligent, incisive, and skeptical editorial style helps readers keep up with the changes in the life sciences, which will soon affect nearly every aspect of modern life, from the food we eat to the way we approach diseases, clean the environment, and defend countries from terrorism.

The Journal is published by Burrill & Company and the California Healthcare Institute (CHI). Burrill & Company is a life sciences merchant bank and CHI is a nonprofit public policy research organization for California’s life sciences industry."