Amsterdam, NL – With the launch of StemJournal, our open access forum for communicating outstanding research in stem cell biology, the field is opened to new scientific contributions from the many fields of research on stem cells. It also paves the way for developing a much larger hub.
Editor-in-Chief Chad A. Cowan, PhD, Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) is at the helm of StemJournal as it launches, with an aim to keep pace with developments in this fast-moving field. The key priority is to publish open access content and top quality research in stem cell biology, including clinical application, disease modeling, computational and systems biology, and data science. We are currently seeking submisisons, whether it be original research reports, review articles or new protocols.
The journal is also strongly aligned with StemBook (stembook.org), the open access portal that provides a wealth of foundational knowledge and vast archive (it was first published in 2008) to stem cell and researchers in other specialties. StemBook now lies within the IOS Press portfolio since its acquistion from HSCI in 2017. Comments IOS Press Founder and Director Einar Fredriksson, "Both StemJournal and StemBook complement our growing portfolio of journals, particularly our titles in neurodegenerative diseases and cancer research that report advancements in the field of stem cell research.”
New content to StemBook will also appear in StemJournal, and vice versa, either as Protocols or Seminal or Topical Reviews. In this way, StemBook will also continue to publish top quality content as stem cell science continues to evolve and the authors of StemBook chapters will get recognition and citation through the publication of the reviews in StemJournal.
To maintain and further develop this sector, both StemJournal and StemBook form the first components in our forthcoming portal StemHub. We cannot say much more than that at this stage, other than it promises to be an evolving and exciting project (more details in due course).
What we do want to share in the coming weeks are further insights into StemJournal and, in particular, the people and collaborations behind it. Watch this space for introductions coming soon!