De Gruyter is launching three new journals, adding to its existing interdisciplinary technology portfolio at the interface between science, technology and medicine. Two of these journals are being produced in partnership with specialist organizations.

From 2012, DGLM (the German society for laser medicine) and the SALC (Swiss laser surgery association) will produce their official journal, Photonics and Lasers in Medicine, with de Gruyter. The new specialist journal will deal with topics relating to the use of lasers in all forms of minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic operating procedures and dermatology. Together the two organizations have around 400 institutional and individual members.

In 2012, De Gruyter will also start producing the new specialist journal Advanced Optical Technologies in partnership with the European Optical Society (EOS). This journal addresses readers from applied science and industry, with a range of articles dedicated to the science and application of state-of-the-art optical technologies and processes. The journal uses a new format aimed particularly at users, including concise “tutorials” designed to educate the user about new processes and developments from industry and research. Together, the member organizations of the EOS currently include around 6,500 members from all over Europe.

Nano-Photonics, De Gruyter’s third new international specialist journal in 2012, provides an interdisciplinary platform for work on the interaction of light with nanostructures such as nanotubes, photonic crystals and DNA. Specialist articles by physicists, engineers and material scientists will sum up current developments in different disciplines relating to all aspects of nanophotonics, one of the world’s most rapidly growing subject areas.

“The three new journals make an excellent addition to our international specialist journal portfolio in the areas of optics, photonics and clinical medicine, which means the portfolio will continue to grow considerably during 2012 at a high scientific level” said Dr. Alexander Grossmann, Vice President Publishing STM at De Gruyter.

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