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New NPG journal: Cell Death & Disease

Via press release: Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and the Associazione Differenziamento e Morte Cellulare (ADMC) have announced a new open access journal, Cell Death & Disease. Launching in January 2010, Cell Death & Disease will explore the area of cell death from a translational medicine perspective. The journal is now accepting submissions.  Read more

NPG to publish Polymer Journal

The Society of Polymer Science, Japan (SPSJ) and Nature Publishing Group (NPG) are pleased to announce a partnership to publish the society’s leading international journal Polymer Journal. From July 2009, articles will be freely available. Further developments will culminate in January 2010 when the full site is launched.  Read more

New books from NPG and Palgrave

Plastic Fantastic: How the Biggest Fraud in Physics Shook the Scientific World is the title of a new book by Eugenie Samuel Reich. The book tells the story of Jan Hendrick Schön ‘s discovery of a plastic that worked as a superconductor – hailed as a scientific triumph before revelations that his discoveries were fake. (See here for Nature’s editorial about the journal’s retraction of seven papers by Schön.) This book analyses the fraud and considers pressures that force unscrupulous behaviour from science’s rising stars.  Read more

Nature Chemistry May issue

Nature Chemistry‘s second issue is now out. The research articles cover a wide range of topics, including catalysis, mesoporous materials, synthetic methodology, anion transport and DNA conductivity. In addition, there is a Commentary about pre-university chemical education, a Review article on Möbius aromaticity and a Thesis article that looks at alternative forms of the periodic table.  Read more

NPG announces Lipidomics Gateway

Nature Publishing Group is pleased to announce the launch of the Lipidomics Gateway – a free, comprehensive resource for researchers interested in lipid biology. The site enables users to stay abreast of developments each month from across the field, and explore the rich information collections, tools and resources from the LIPID MAPS consortium. Each month it is updated with specially written content from Nature Publishing Group editors, including research highlights, news, events and a growing research library.  Read more

John Dick interview at Nature Reports Stem Cells

John Dick, the subject of this month’s Q&A at Nature Reports Stem Cells (April 2009), identified the first cancer stem cell, in leukaemia. The widely used xenotransplantation assay that he developed can confirm the identity of prospective haematopoietic stem cells by demonstrating their ability to re-establish a human blood system in the mouse. He is a professor at the University of Toronto and its affiliated Princess Margaret Hospital and Director of the Program in Cancer Stem Cells at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. Monya Baker, Editor of Nature Reports Stem Cells investigates his call for more controversy.  Read more

Nature Chemistry is here!

Neil Withers announces in a post at Sceptical Chymist blog with the title The Sceptical Chymist: Nature Chemistry, volume 1, issue 1 that the first issue of Nature Chemistry is now live, and freely available for everyone to read and enjoy. Neil reports that fellow-N Chem editors Stu and Gav are now in Salt Lake City as for the Spring ACS (American Chemical Society) Meeting, and that Anne is just off to Tokyo to work there from now on, and will also be visiting the Japanese Chemical Society Meeting starting this week. Feel free to visit the stand at the ACS exposition or to chat to the editors as they make their jetlagged way around!  Read more

Happy first birthday to SciBX

SciBX (Science-Business Exchange) is a year old, and executive editor Gaspar Taroncher-Oldenburg describes the publication’s progress in an editorial in the current (February) issue (SciBX 2, doi:10.1038/scibx.2009.167). SciBX is mapping the translational space in depth, based on the collaboration between Nature Publishing Group and BioCentury to identify science with commercial potential and to describe the work required to complete the transition from bench to bedside. Gaspar writes:  … Read more

News for authors and readers of Nature Photonics

One or two changes for authors and readers are announced in the January issue of Nature Photonics (3, 1; 2009). The journal’s design has been revitalized by updating its fonts, removing unwanted white space and creating a new fresh look that presents information in a clearer, more concise fashion. The result is a journal with a look that is easier to read and navigate. The editors report:  … Read more