The inaugural issue of BioResearch Open Access, a new bimonthly peer-reviewed open access journal, was released today by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The Journal provides a new rapid-publication forum for a broad range of scientific topics including but not limited to molecular and cellular biology, tissue engineering and biomaterials, regenerative medicine, stem cells, gene therapy, systems biology, genetics, biochemistry, virology, microbiology, and neuroscience. The first issue is available on theBioResearch Open Access website.
The premier issue includes research papers and a brief report from the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Korea on diverse topics such as tissue engineering, stem cells, HIV, and genetics. Forthcoming papers for the second issue include genetics, xenotransplantation, nuclear transfer, and cardiac research.
The Journal is under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief Jane Taylor, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh, and seasoned journal editors as Section Editors, including James M. Wilson, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania; Antonios G. Mikos, PhD, Rice University; Professor Sir Ian Wilmut, OBE FRS FRSE, University of Edinburgh; Peter C. Johnson, MD, Scintellix, LLC, Raleigh, NC; Aubrey D.N.J. de Grey, PhD, SENS Foundation, Cambridge, UK; Alan J. Russell, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University; Thomas Hope, PhD, Northwestern University;Ganes C. Sen, PhD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Bruce A. Sullenger, PhD, Duke University Medical Center; Graham C. Parker, PhD, Wayne State University School of Medicine; Carol Shoshkes Reiss, PhD, New York University; Stephen C. Ekker, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; John B. West, MD, PhD, University of California, San Diego; David L. Woodland, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology; Stephen Higgs, PhD, Kansas State University; Eugene Kolker, PhD, Seattle Children’s Hospital; and Domenico Grasso, PhD, PE, DEE, University of Vermont.
The Journal welcomes basic science and translational research in the form of original research articles, comprehensive review articles, mini-reviews, rapid communications, brief reports, technical reports, hypothesis articles, perspectives, and letters to the editor. All articles in BioResearch Open Access will be published online within 4 weeks of acceptance. Articles will be fully open access and posted on PubMedCentral. All articles submitted through July 15, 2012 will be made open access without article processing charges. BioResearch Open Access is fully NIH-, HHMI-, and Wellcome Trust compliant.
“BioResearch Open Access is a fully refereed multidisciplinary journal and provides all the checks and balances that rigorous peer review ensures,” says Mary Ann Liebert, president of Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. “An outstanding editorial team comprised of experienced journal editors guarantees the integrity of the Journal.”