Inaugural Women in Science 2018 is 4,000th Open Access book published

InTechOpen is proud to announce the publication of the first title in the IntechOpen Women in Science 2018 Book Collection. It is the first of the winning titles to go live online and is part of a broader program created to support women scientists worldwide. The Open Access book, Advances in the Molecular Understanding of Colorectal Cancer, is also the 4,000th book published by IntechOpen.

Editor Eva Segelov, of Monash University and Monash Health, focused on the understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of colorectal cancer as it is essential to improve patient outcomes. This common cancer still has a poor prognosis if it is not diagnosed early. Each chapter is written by experts and summarises current data while highlighting areas for advancement.

Dr Eva Segelov says: “It is an honour to be the first of the IntechOpen Women in Science 2018  editors to bring their book into production. Under the title Molecular Understanding of Colorectal Cancer, this book presents a series of chapters written by experts, summarising state-of-the-art data essential for clinicians and translational scientists alike. I would like to thank IntechOpen for promoting women in science. By having strategies that address the gender bias in scientific journal and book editing, they are not only promoting women but providing opportunities for all to contribute and have access to world-class analyses on an open access platform“.

The inaugural IntechOpen Women in Science program was announced on February 9, 2018 to mark UNESCO’s official celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Submissions were evaluated by our Women in Sciences Book Collections Committee, led by Viktorija Zgela, Academic and Institutional Liaison at IntechOpen, and our Scientific Advisors, including Dr. Izabela Naydenova, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland; Dr. Dennis Wat, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK; Dr. Krasimir Metodiev, Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria; and Dr. Bernardo Llamas Moya, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain.

The winners for 2018 can be found here, and the first books will appear through the year. We are expanding the original Women in Science collection, and our ambition is to publish 100 books in the program over the next three years. The volumes will be written, edited and co-edited by women, and contributing chapters by men are welcome. The quality of the research is paramount. For more information on how to submit, please see our dedicated webpage.

Viktorija Zgela of IntechOpen says: “Supporting women in STEM is a global issue, and we are proud to be a small part of it through our Women in Science program. It is a privilege to have seen the amount of fascinating submissions we had and wonderful to see the first book go live. I look forward to many more volumes, laying the foundations for the future and publishing high quality research by women in STEM.

Alex Christoforou, VP for Customer Care at IntechOpen says: “We want to thank all of the authors and editors who devote time and energy into Open Access book publishing with us. Without them we would never have achieved the milestone of 4,000 books and we look forward to sharing in many more successes in the future.