Elsevier to launch journal devoted to nanomedicine

Elsevier has announced plans to launch a peer-reviewed journal devoted to nanomedicine - the emerging science of using molecular machines to treat human disease. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, the official publication of the American Academy of Nanomedicine, will be published quarterly, with the first issue to appear in March 2005.

“Nanomedicine has developed very rapidly in recent years, with promising applications in areas such as recognition of cancer cells, stem cell labeling, and monitoring of DNA damage and repair," says Dr. Chiming Wei of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the new journal’s Editor-in-Chief. "We hope this journal will provide a new focal point for efforts to advance this revolutionary technology for maintaining and restoring human health."

Nanomedicine will be the first professional journal devoted solely to the medical uses of nanotechnology, bringing together experts from every scientific field involved in this new science. The journal will select and publish the most important papers in basic and clinical nanomedicine, diagnostic advances and applications, pharmacologic nanomedicine, engineering and biotechnology for clinical applications, and more.

Nanomedicine will also include up-to-date reviews of specific topic areas, reports on new equipment and techniques, and regular features on the commercialization of nanomedicine, ethics in the field of nanomedicine, and funding opportunities for nanomedicine research. In addition to original studies, first issue highlights include an essay by Robert A. Freitas, Jr., entitled "What Is Nanomedicine?" as well as an article on "The Pathway to Commercialization for Nanomedicine," coauthored by Dr. Wei.

Paying subscribers will have full access to each issue on the journal’s website, www.nanomedjournal.com. Institutional price: USD 149, Personal price: USD 89, Student price: USD 59

Similarly, AZoM.com Pty. Ltd. Sydney Australia and the UK-based Institute of Nanotechnology has recently announced the Online Journal of Nanotechnology.

The Online Journal of Nanotechnology is based on a free access publishing model, coupled with what is believed to be a unique development in the field of scientific publishing – the distribution of journal revenue between the authors, peer reviewers and site operators.

The Online Journal of Nanotechnology at AZoNano.com will publish high quality articles and papers on all aspects of nanotechnology and related scientific, social and ethical issues. All the contributions will be reviewed by a world class panel of founding editors who are experts in a wide spectrum of nanotechnology science.

The Online Journal of Nanotechnology will publish the first open-access Nanotechnology scientific papers on www.AZoNano.com, the leading nanotechnology information portal, in January/February 2005.

http://www.elsevier.com and http://www.azonano.com


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