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Heidelberg / Tokyo, 25 January 2011

Human Cell joins Springer’s publishing program

Agreement with Japan Human Cell Society signed

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The Japan Human Cell Society has chosen Springer to publish its official English-language journal, Human Cell in electronic format. The first online issue will be published at Springer in early 2011. The journal was previously published by Wiley-Blackwell.
Human Cell serves as a forum for international research on all aspects of human cell biology and related disciplines, publishing original research articles of studies using ES/iPS cells or tissue stem cells derived from human or other species. In addition to showcasing the research activities of the Society, Human Cell also publishes papers in the following categories: Cell Line, Rapid Communications, Reviews, and Letters to the Editor. The expanded Cell Line section deals with research on the establishment of cell lines, which will serve as a foundation for clinical hot topics such as regenerative medicine and oncologic research. Dr. Isamu Ishiwata, Director of Ishiwata Obstetric & Gynecologic Hospital in Japan, is the editor-in-chief.
Springer will publish the e-journal Human Cell starting with Volume 24, Issue 1. The journal will make use of a manuscript tracking system that speeds publication of important articles in the field. The quarterly journal will be available via SpringerLink, Springer’s online information platform. Cross Reference Linking and Table of Contents Alert services will be fully implemented for the journal. Springer will digitize the back volumes of Human Cell to 2002, making them available to readers through the Springer Online Archives Collection.
Editor-in-Chief Dr. Isamu Ishiwata said, “Given the speed and significance of new developments in the fields of regenerative medical sciences and oncologic research, newly established cell line is extremely important. We at the Society are pleased to have entered into this publishing partnership with Springer, one of the largest and most respected publishing houses in the world.”
Dr. William F. Curtis, Executive Vice President Clinical Medicine at Springer, said, “We are delighted to welcome the journal Human Cell to our publishing program. We look forward to working with the Japan Human Cell Society to increase international visibility of their high-quality articles, thereby giving both authors and readers the benefit of excellent scientific communication, timely research and knowledge.”
Springer is a leading global scientific publisher of books and journals, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. It publishes close to 500 academic and professional society journals. Springer is part of the publishing group Springer Science+Business Media. In the science, technology and medicine (STM) sector, the group publishes around 2,000 journals and more than 6,500 new books a year, as well as the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide. Springer has operations in about 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and more than 5,000 employees.
Human Cell ISSN: 1749-0774 (electronic version)

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