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5 December 2013

Biochemical Society Transactions: 40 years of high-quality mini-reviews

In 2013, Biochemical Society Transactions reached 40 years of publication. To celebrate this, we have selected one paper from each year since the journal was created in 1973 that reflect the wealth of high-quality mini-reviews that exists in its extensive archive. This collection includes contributions from notable scientists and highly cited papers and represents just a small flavour of the diverse topics that have been reviewed in the journal following presentations at the Biochemical Society's meetings over the years.

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21 October 2013

Open Access Week: 21 - 27 October 2013

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its sixth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of open access. To celebrate, the Biochemical Society and Portland Press limited have commissioned a series of articles exploring some of the keys issues surrounding the subject.

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9 October 2013

New Biochemical Society Transactions Honorary Editor Announced

The Biochemical Society and Portland Press Limited are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Colin Bingle (University of Sheffield, UK) as the new Honorary Editor of Biochemical Society Transactions, with effect from 1 November 2013.

Dr Bingle will be familiar to readers of the Journal and Biochemical Society members not only as a leading researcher in lung epithelial cell biology but also as the current Chair of the Society's Biological Systems Theme Panel.

Dr Colin Bingle said, 'I am delighted to be taking on this position with Biochemical Society Transactions at this time. Since having first published in the journal as a graduate student nearly 25 years ago, I have always appreciated the way in which the journal has captured the best of the science that the Biochemical Society meetings programme has delivered. I hope to build on the excellent work undertaken by David Richardson during his tenure as Honorary Editor and look forward to the challenges ahead"

Professor Richard Reece (University of Manchester, UK), Chair of the Portland Press Board, said, 'I am delighted that we have appointed Colin as the new Honorary Editor of Biochemical Society Transactions. It demonstrates the exciting future of the Journal that we have been able to recruit such a high-calibre candidate to the position, as we seek to grow and develop the journal alongside the Society's vibrant events programme.'

Biochemical Society Transactions has been published for over 40 years and captures the exciting science presented at the Biochemical Society Annual Symposium, Focused Meetings and Independent Meetings supported by the Society as a series of mini-reviews.


9 AUGUST 2013

Biochemical Society, Portland Press Limited and Portland Customer Services announce two key appointments

The Biochemical Society and its wholly owned trading subsidiary, Portland Press Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathy Law as Business Development Manager and Dr Niamh O'Connor as Head of Publishing.

Kathy brings with her over 14 years’ experience of working in the publishing and business development industry selling both services and solutions. A leading figure in the industry Kathy has worked for organisations including HighWire and Macmillan and will now share her expertise developing opportunities and services for the Biochemical Society's trading arm.

Dr Niamh O'Connor is currently a Publisher at the Royal Society of Chemistry, with a strong background in establishing new titles. Niamh undertook her BSc in Chemistry and PhD in Organometallic Chemistry.

Kate Baillie (Chief Executive, Biochemical Society) commented "I am delighted that we have been fortunate to recruit such excellent candidates to these important positions. Kathy and Niamh bring with them a wealth of experience that will help the Society, Portland Press Limited and Portland Customer Services as we seek to grow and develop."


20 JUNE 2013

New Impact Factors Reflect Quality of Portland Press journals

Portland Press Limited is delighted to announce that Clinical Science has received its highest ever Impact Factor of 4.859 in the 2012 Journal Citation Reports (© Thomson Reuters) released this week. In the top quartile of the ISI Medicine (Research & Experimental) category, Clinical Science is now ranked 17 out of 121.

Rhian Touyz, Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Science, said "I'm delighted with the new Impact Factor which reflects the high-quality papers at the interface between discovery science and clinical research that we publish. Thanks to all our authors for their support in submitting their outstanding research to Clinical Science, which has contributed to the excellence of our journal".

The Impact Factor for the Biochemical Journal remained stable at 4.654, maintaining its position in the top quartile of the ISI Biochemistry and Molecular Biology category. For the first time its 5-year Impact Factor has risen above 5 to 5.017.

ASN NEURO, our peer-reviewed open access journal published on behalf of the American Society for Neurochemistry, saw its Impact Factor remain steady at 3.638 ensuring that it remains in the top third of Neuroscience journals listed in the JCR.

The Biochemical Society has recently signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment and shares the scientific community's frustration on the use of journal-level metrics such as the journal impact factor in evaluating individual or institutional research outputs or in making assumptions about the quality of single articles.


27 FEBRUARY 2013

First specialist bioscience journals to appear in Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP)

The Portal provides a single point of access for journal usage statistics. JUSP initially focused on NESLi2 publishers but its remit has since been extended to include a wider range of publishers whose content is important to researchers in the UK's higher education community and now includes Portland Press Limited. The Portal uses the SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) protocol to collect the COUNTER compliant statistics, which are then displayed to each institution in an easy to read way.

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18 FEBRUARY 2013

PORTLAND PRESS LIMITED ANNOUNCE LICENCE AGREEMENT WITH CHINESE NATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LIBRARY

We are delighted to confirm we have recently signed an agreement with the Chinese National Science and Technology Library (NSTL) for country-wide online access to journals within their portfolio. Negotiations were facilitated by The Charlesworth Group who are leading agents for the licensing of content into major consortia in China.

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01 FEBRUARY 2013

Portland Press adopts Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC-BY) for Open Access papers

Portland Press Limited (PPL), the wholly-owned trading subsidiary of the Biochemical Society, has today announced that it will invite authors to use the CC-BY (Creative Commons Attribution) licence for papers published in its two Gold Open Access journals ASN NEURO and Bioscience Reports. This allows authors to comply fully with recent changes in funding body policies.

This change in licensing arrangements also applies to papers published under the Opt2Pay (Gold Open Access) option in Portland Press's hybrid journals, which include the long-standing, core title the Biochemical Journal, Biochemical Society Transactions and the clinical research publication Clinical Science.

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28 JANUARY 2013

PORTLAND PRESS PRESERVES E-JOURNAL CONTENT WITH PORTICO AND THE CLOCKSS ARCHIVE

Portland Press Limited is pleased to announce that it has signed agreements with both CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS - Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) and Portico to ensure its e-journal content is deposited securely within these trusted dark-archives and preserved for future generations.

Caroline Black, Managing Director of Portland Press, said: "It is important as a society publisher that we can offer perpetual access to the research submitted to us through our journals and we are committed to ensuring the long-term accessibility of the research entrusted to our titles. Both the CLOCKSS and PORTICO initiatives enable us to guarantee the conservation of this content so that it can be securely archived and made widely available through academic institutions and recognized portals."

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22 November 2012

Portland Press Limited to relocate customer and client service operations to London

Portland Press Limited has announced that it will move its customer and client service operations, Portland Customer Services, along with its IT, marketing and sales operations, to its London headquarters from the current Colchester base by the end of 2013. This will allow the integration of these operations with the publishing, membership, conference and educational activities that are carried out in London.

This transition, together with other operational improvements, is designed to enhance and improve support for the organization’s valued clients, through an even more efficient, streamlined and cohesive service.

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October 2012

Journals and e-resources from Portland Press Limited

Portland Press Limited (PPL), the wholly-owned trading subsidiary of the Biochemical Society, is pleased to offer your faculty and students 24/7 access to a wealth of ground breaking original research and authoritative reviews in the biochemical, cellular and molecular biosciences. Our portfolio of products for 2013 is now available online and presents the most recent information on our journals and e-resources.

Portland Press offers a complete bespoke package service, which can be tailored to your specific requirements and seeks to offer a best-fit solution to enhance your molecular bioscience portfolio.

With flexible licensing options and newly digitized archives, we offer excellent value for money for institutions that need continual access to the highest quality, peer-reviewed journals online.


1 June 2012

BIOCHEMICAL SOCIETY TRANSACTIONS INTRODUCES NEW "GATEWAYS"

For more than forty years, the exciting science presented at the Biochemical Society Annual Symposium, Focused Meetings and Society-supported Independent Meetings has been captured in Biochemical Society Transactions as a series of mini-reviews – the quality of the science is reflected in the Journal's current Impact Factor of 3.989. The Journal provides researchers with a timely snapshot of the latest developments across a range of topics in the cellular and molecular biosciences and is an essential teaching resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The extensive Biochemical Society Transactions archive has been digitized and is available online to all members of the Biochemical Society and subscribers to the journal. The archive, which extends back to 1973, includes Medal Lectures from the many eminent molecular bioscientists who have been recognized by the Biochemical Society for notable achievements in their respective fields, as well as papers from the hundreds of esteemed researchers who have presented their work at the Society's meetings over the decades.

To facilitate discovery within this unrivalled collection in the molecular biosciences, Portland Press Limited has redeveloped the Biochemical Society Transactions website by introducing Gateways – new themed collections within the online journal:

Bioenergetics and Metabolism
Cell Biology
Development and Disease
Genes
Molecular Structure and Function
Signal Transduction

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APRIL 2012

CELL SIGNALLING BIOLOGY - UPDATES NOW LIVE

We are pleased to announce our free online resource Cell Signalling Biology has been updated with the latest information.

Cell Signalling Biology is a major contribution to the field of cell signalling by one of the world's leading experts, Professor Sir Michael Berridge (Cambridge).

This online resource is sponsored by the Biochemical Journal's Signal Knowledge Environment ensuring that online access is freely available to all.

Updates are now live, including extensive additions on: membrane and protein trafficking, endocytosis, motor proteins, Rab and Arf signalling, cell differentiation, brain regions, neural circuits and hippocampal regions, and disease processes (in particular schizophrenia and insulin resistance).


MARCH 2012

BIOSCIENCE REPORTS TO CONVERT TO FULL OPEN ACCESS

The Biochemical Society is pleased to announce that its peer-reviewed journal, Bioscience Reports will be accepting submissions for open access from 2nd April with the first full open access issue available from August 2012.

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JANUARY 2012

Professor Rhian Touyz appointed as Editor-in-Chief for Clinical Science

Professor Rhian Touyz has succeeded Professor Clinton Webb as Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Science.

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AUGUST 2011

Portland Press 2012 Journal Prices now available

2012 subscription prices for the journals published by Portland Press, the publishing subsidiary of the Biochemical Society, are now available at: http://www.portlandpress.com/pp/journals/2012prices.htm

To renew your subscription, please contact your subscription agent or contact sales@portland-services.com


JULY 2011

Biochemical Society appoints new Publishing Head

The Biochemical Society today announced the appointment of Caroline Black as the new Managing Director of their publishing division, Portland Press Limited. Caroline, who will also be the Group Head of Publishing for the Society, has had a lifetime's experience in STM (science, technology and medicine) publishing, having previously worked for the British Institute of Radiology, Thomson Science, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Blackwell Publishing and Mac Keith Press.

Find out more about this new appointment on Biochemist E-volution


JUNE 2011

2010 Impact Factors announced

Portland Press journals have continued to improve in the latest ISI data (Journal Citation Reports 2010 © Thomson Reuters) and serve to reinforce the significance of our publications in the cellular and molecular life sciences.

The Impact Factor for our flagship journal, the Biochemical Journal is now 5.016, further highlighting that the improved vision and focus of the journal is benefiting authors and readers alike.

ASN NEURO, a peer-reviewed Open Access journal, which began publication in March 2009, received a one-year Impact Factor of 3.833

Three other Portland Press journals have also seen an increase in their Impact Factors:

Biochemical Society Transactions has increased to 3.989
Clinical Science has increased to 4.613
Biology of the Cell has increased to 4.898

MAY 2011

Biochemical Journal opens an Editorial Office in China

The Biochemical Journal's new Chinese Editorial Office was officially opened on 4th May 2011 at the prestigious and internationally renowned Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Beijing. The new office provides authors in China an opportunity to submit their papers directly in order to receive a faster, more supportive service.


FEBRUARY 2011

Eureka Moments video interviews begin

As part of the Biochemical Society’s Centenary celebrations, a number of the Society’s Honorary members have been asked to talk about the important moments in their careers and the future of the discipline.

The first interview released today is ‘Eureka Moments: The key that unlocked calcium’ in which Professor Sir Michael Berridge talks to Professor Robin Irvine about his ‘Eureka Moment’ in calcium signalling and his passion for trying to find the solution to interesting problems.

Watch the video interview at http://www.biochemistry.org/Centenary/EurekaMoments or take a behind the scenes look at the production on the Society's Flickr photostream


JANUARY 2011

Biochemical Society Transactions - fully digitized archive now available

To celebrate the Biochemical Society's Centenary year, the complete archive of Biochemical Society Transactions has been digitized and is now available to online subscribers.

The Journal's extensive archive, which began in 1973, includes Medal Lectures from the many eminent bioscientists who have been recognized by the Biochemical Society for notable achievements in their respective fields, as well as papers from the hundreds of esteemed researchers who have presented their work at the Society's meetings over the decades.

In 2008, Biochemical Society Transactions incorporated papers from the Biochemical Society's Annual Symposium, the most prestigious event in the Society's meetings calendar. Each Symposium covers a selected topic at the forefront of research in the cellular and molecular life sciences.

You can search the Biochemical Society Transactions archive by author, paper title, meeting venue, meeting date, key words, publication date or free text.

For access to the archive, your institution must have a current subscription to Biochemical Society Transactions. To subscribe, please ask your librarian to contact sales@portlandpress.com or to speak with their subscription agent.


DECEMBER 2010

NLM selects ASN NEURO for MEDLINE

The Literature Selection Technical Review Committee, which advises the National Library of Medicine, has selected ASN NEURO to be indexed and included in MEDLINE on the MEDLARS system.


OCTOBER 2010

Semantic Biochemical Journal

Want to find out more about our collaboration with the University of Manchester's Utopia team. Adam Marshall, Group Head of Marketing and Customer Services, will be talking about the Semantic Biochemical Journal and Utopia Documents at:

XXX Annual Charleston Conference
3-6th November 2010
Charleston, SC
http://www.katina.info/conference/
Society for Scholarly Publishing 2010 Fall Seminar Series
9-11th November 2010
Washington DC
https://www.sspnet.org/Events/Meetings_and_Seminars/2010_Fall_Seminars/spage.aspx
STM innovations Seminar
Flows in Flux: how publishing technologies change the researcher's life
5th December 2010
London, UK
http://www.stm-assoc.org/event.php?event_id=58

If you are unable to make any of these conferences, then 'Calling International Rescue: knowledge lost in literature and data landslide' explains why we embarked on this collaboration and invites you to take part.


AUGUST 2010

BIOLOGY OF THE CELL PAPER IS TOP OF FACULTY OF 1000!

A Biology of the Cell paper has reached position number 1 in the Faculty of 1000 Developmental Biology section - Hidden Jewels Top 10:
Localization of ribosomes and translation initiation factors to talin/β3-integrin-enriched adhesion complexes in spreading and migrating mammalian cells

This exciting article from the Simon Morley and colleagues at the University of Sussex investigated the subcellular localization of the basal translational machinery during cell migration, providing evidence that localised post-transcriptional regulation at the distal edge of migrating lamellipodia is important.


JULY 2010

Amazon Gift Card winner

Biology of the Cell is pleased to announce that the lucky winner of the Amazon Gift Card competition is Professor Roberto Docampo from the Paul D. Coverdell Center, Athens, GA. We hope that you enjoy your prize of a $75 Amazon Gift Card. Thank you to everyone that entered the competition by signing up for the emailed table of contents. If you're not signed up yet, register now to keep-up-to-date with all the latest original and innovative research articles and reviews published in Biology of the Cell.


JUNE 2010

2009 Impact Factors announced

Portland Press journals have continued to improve in the latest ISI data (Journal Citation Reports 2009 © Thomson Reuters) and serve to reinforce the significance of our publications in the cellular and molecular life sciences.

The Impact Factor for our flagship journal, the Biochemical Journal has broken through the Impact Factor barrier of 5. Its Impact Factor has increased from 4.371 to 5.155, indicating the effect of the improved focus and vision of the Journal. Other similar journals are seeing a decline in their Impact Factors.

And the improvements don't stop there . In addition to the Biochemical Journal, four other Portland Press journals have also seen an increase in their Impact Factors:

Biochemical Society Transactions has increased to 3.378
Bioscience Reports has increased to 3.061
Biology of the Cell has increased to 3.974
Cell Biology International has increased to 1.800

Read the reaction from Peter R. Shepherd, Chairman of the Editorial Board, Biochemical Journal in Biochemist E-volution.


JUNE 2010

New Volume of Essays in Biochemistry now available online

Essays in Biochemistry Volume 47
Mitochondrial Function
Edited by Guy C. Brown (Cambridge, UK) and Michael P. Murphy (Cambridge, UK)
ISBN: 978 1 85578 178 8

Mitochondrial research has undergone dramatic growth and diversification over the last 10 years, due to a spectacular series of discoveries revealing central roles for mitochondria in cellular function, disease pathology and cell death, as well as molecular bioenergetics. The present volume reflects the new diversity and dynamism of mitochondrial research, exploring both the basics and the cutting edge of mitochondrial science, for both students and researchers.

You can subscribe online now at: http://essays.biochemistry.org

Features include online access to all volumes published since 1998 and use of PDFs in course packs, e-reserves and VLEs permitted.

Print copies also available for purchase. Please contact sales@portland-services.com


MAY 2010

Biochemical Society Annual Symposium No. 77 'Organelle Biogenesis and Positioning in Plants' is now available online

This volume of Biochemical Society Symposia contains contributions from the leading scientists who spoke at the Biochemical Society's 2009 Annual Symposium - Organelle Biogenesis and Positioning in Plants.

In plants, the biogenesis and positioning of organelles involves complex interacting processes and precise control. Progress in our understanding is being made rapidly as advances in analysing the nuclear and organellar genome and proteome combine with developments in live-cell microscopy and manipulation at the subcellular level.

The volume covers the nuclear envelope and all major organelles, and considers current knowledge and progress towards unifying themes that will elucidate the mechanisms by which cells generate the correct complement of organelles and adapt and change it in response to environmental and developmental signals

You can subscribe online now at http://symposia.biochemistry.org. Features include online access to all volumes published since 1998 and use of PDFs in course packs, e-reserves and VLEs permitted. Also available as part of a subscription to Biochemical Society Transactions


MAY 2010

'The Semantic Biochemical Journal: a journey into Utopia documents'

Adam Marshall, Group Head of Marketing and Customer Services, will be presenting at the SSP Annual Conference in San Francisco, from 2-4th June 2010.

'The Semantic Biochemical Journal: a journey into Utopia documents' will outline our recent collaboration with the University of Manchester to excavate the knowledge buried within the Biochemical Journal

If you are unable to make the conference, then Calling International Rescue: knowledge lost in literature and data landslide! explains why we embarked on this experiment and invites you to take part.


MAY 2010

ASN NEURO accepted for indexing by Thomson Reuters

ASN NEURO is delighted to announce that it has recently been accepted for indexing by Thomson Reuters and will receive an Impact Factor in June 2011.

The inclusion of ASN NEURO in the Science Citation Index in only its second year of publication reinforces the recognition the journal has already received from the neuroscience community, with more than 1000 download requests each for a number of the papers published in the first year.

ASN NEURO, a Gold open-access journal, published by Portland Press Limited on behalf of the American Society for Neurochemistry aims to further the Society's mission to advance, promote, support, encourage and facilitate communication among investigators in the cellular and molecular neuroscience community.

Please visit www.asnneuro.org and join the increasing number of neuroscientists who are reading, and submitting to, this exciting new publication.


APRIL 2010

Experimental Biology 2010 - Semantic BJ Product Workshop

"Calling International Rescue: Knowledge Lost in Literature and Data Landslide"
Presented by Professor Teresa Attwood and Dr Stephen Pettifer (Manchester, UK).

Not to be missed! Meet the team behind the Semantic Biochemical Journal and discover how the journal brings life sciences to life with data-enriched, interactive PDFs that provide a gateway to a world of information.

Join us at 4pm on Sunday April 25, room 201 B, at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA. Alternatively visit booth #468 for a live demo anytime, plus there will be a chance to meet the authors on Monday April 26.


MARCH 2010

4,000th MyBJ registrant wins camcorder!

The Biochemical Journal is pleased to announce that Dr Andreas Meinke from Vienna (Austria), is our 4,000th registrant to MyBJ . Dr Meinke is the lucky winner of a pocket digital camcorder - congratulations, we hope that you enjoy your prize and continue to take advantage of all the personalization features that MyBJ offers to Biochemical Journal readers.


FEBRUARY 2010

Portland Press Limited is COUNTER 3 Compliant

Portland Press Limited is pleased to announce that it's usage reports are now COUNTER 3 compliant.

The main objectives of this new COUNTER release are; to improve the reliability of COUNTER usage reports; to provide tools to facilitate consolidation management and analysis for COUNTER usage statistics; and to improve COUNTER usage reports for consortia.

Full details of version 3 are available on the COUNTER website


Cell Signalling Biology now freely available to all

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Biochemical Journal, the acclaimed online signalling resource by Professor Sir Michael Berridge (Cambridge), is now freely available online via the BJ Signal knowledge environment.

Cell Signalling Biology provides comprehensive coverage of cell signalling processes and new updates for 2010 covering cytokines and their receptors; virus recognition; transcriptional co-regulators/co-activators/co-repressors; checkpoint signalling; DNA damage; neuron subtypes; hypothalamic regulation; tumour suppressors; tumour metastasis and inflammation and cancer; Alzheimer's disease are now included.

User-friendly teaching features include Portland Press' innovative online format EESI-View, and the ability to download figures into PowerPoint. In addition, the use of PDFs in course packs, e-reserves and VLEs are permitted.

Visit BJ Signal to find out more.


DECEMBER 2009

Bringing life science to life with semantic publishing - a new direction for the Biochemical Journal

“Pdfs paralyse the proper and efficient use of scientific knowledge. By burying information in static, unconnected journal articles, scientists waste countless hours either repeating experiments that they didn't know had been performed before, or worse, trying to verify facts that they didn't know had been shown to be false.”

Says Professor Terri Attwood, whose Manchester University team, with the help of funding from Portland Press Limited, have developed new and powerful publishing software that will help life scientists work more efficiently.

Launched by Portland Press Limited, this software, called Utopia Documents, has been used to transform the latest edition of the Biochemical Journal, by dynamically linking documents to research data, enabling readers to interact with and manipulate the information in the journal's scientific papers more effectively.

The new software will turn static images, tables and text into objects that can be linked, annotated, visualized and analysed interactively.

To celebrate the launch, the Semantic Biochemical Journal will be freely available until 31 March 2010 – discover this revolution in scholarly scientific publishing for yourself.


NOVEMBER 2009

NEW KNOWLEDGE ENVIRONMENT FOR BIOCHEMICAL JOURNAL

The Biochemical Journal has launched its second brand new Knowledge Environment in 2009: BJ ChemBio.

The new Knowledge Environment is headed by Professor B Vanhaesebroeck as Deputy Chair.

BJ ChemBio aims to further expand the scope and development of the Biochemical Journal.


OCTOBER 2009

2010 Brochure now available online

The 2010 Essential Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences Collection is now available online.

Detailing information on our new journals, Open Access journals, pricing and packages and much more.


SEPTEMBER 2009

Cell Biology International - FIRST IMMEDIATE PUBLICATIONS LIVE!

The first immediate publications of Cell Biology International are now available.

These new immediate publications include:

Pioglitazone suppresses the lipopolysaccharide-induced production of inflammatory factors in mouse macrophages by inactivating NF-κB
Caihui Ao, Yong Huo, Litong Qi, Zhuowei Xiong, Lin Xue and Yongfen Qi

Positional effects of matrix attachment region on transgene expression in stably transfected CHO cells
Tian-Yun Wang, Jun-He Zhang, Chang-Qin Jing, Xian-Jun Yang and Jun-Tang Lin

Oct4 Expression in in Vitro Produced Sheep Blastocysts and Embryonic Stem-Like Cells
Daniela Sanna, Angela Sanna, Laura Mara, Susanna Pilichi, Andrea Mastinu, Fabrizio Chessa, Luca Pani and Maria Dattena

If you currently receive online access to Cell Biology International via ScienceDirect, please contact us to renew your access for 2010.

Keep up to date with all the latest research in all areas of cell biology www.cellbiolint.org.


SEPTEMBER 2009

Portland Press 2010 Journal Prices now available

2010 subscription prices for the journals published by Portland Press, the publishing subsidiary of the Biochemical Society, are now available at: http://www.portlandpress.com/pp/journals/2010prices.htm

To renew your subscription, please contact your subscription agent or contact sales@portland-services.com


AUGUST 2009

Portland Press Limited to publish Cell Biology International

Portland Press Limited is pleased to announce that it will publish Cell Biology International on behalf of the International Federation for Cell Biology from 1st January 2010.

Cell Biology International publishes original papers relating to all aspects of animal and plant cell biology, short communications and invited mini-reviews providing state-of-the-art overviews of hot topics.

Features at a glance:
 
» Customized institutional branding
» Archival access for subscribing institutions
» COUNTER compliant usage statistics
» Download figures into PowerPoint
» Use of PDFs in course packs, e-reserves and VLEs permitted
» CrossRef links to cited articles
» EESI-View – innovative online format

Subscribers benefit from no price increase in 2010.

If you currently receive online access to Cell Biology International via ScienceDirect, please contact us to renew your access for 2010.

Visit www.cellbiolint.org for further information.


JUNE 2009

2009 Impact Factors Announced

Portland Press journals continue to improve in the latest Impact Factor data and serve to reinforce the significance of our journals in the cellular and molecular lifesciences.

The Impact Factor for the Biochemical Journal has increased to 4.371 reinforcing the improved focus and the development of knowledge environments in recent years.

Clinical Science makes another steady increase to 4.187 along with Essays in Biochemistry to 4.269.

Other Portland Press journals continue to maintain steady Impact Factors:

Biology of the Cell: 3.438
Biochemical Society Transactions: 2.979
Bioscience Reports: 2.525
Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry: 1.288

Read the reactions from Peter R. Shepherd, Chairman of the Editorial Board Biochemical Journal and Clinton R. Webb, Editor in Chief Clinical Science in Biochemist e-volution

(2008 Impact Factors, calculated by ISI®, released June 2009)


JUNE 2009

NEW KNOWLEDGE ENVIRONMENT FOR BJ COMING SOON...

The Biochemical Journal will be shortly launching another exciting new Knowledge Environment: BJ Chembio.

This new Knowledge Environment will focus on chemical biology, and welcomes papers on topics such as small-molecule inhibitors and activators of biologically important molecules, receptor agonists/antagonists, drug discovery, novel antibiotics and drug delivery. Why not sign up for more information?

Make sure you visit our website to see our other Knowledge Environments - Cell, Disease, Energy, Gene, Metabolism, Plant, Signal and Structure - to keep up to date with all the latest research in these areas.


JUNE 2009

ASN NEURO TO BE INCLUDED IN PUBMED AND PUBMED CENTRAL

We are pleased to announce that ASN NEURO has been approved by the National Library of Medicine for inclusion in PubMed and PubMed Central. This development early in the journal's lifespan reflects the high-quality of the papers published in the first two issues and the hard work of Tony Campagnoni, the Editor-in-Chief, and the Editorial Board.

Submit your next paper online at http://www.asnneuro.org


JUNE 2009

NEW KNOWLEDGE ENVIRONMENT FOR BJ

The Biochemical Journal has launched a new Knowledge Environment: BJ Metabolism.

This new Knowledge Environment is headed by Dr Laurie Goodyear as Deputy Chair.

Papers for BJ Metabolism should be submitted at www.biochemj.org.

Make sure you visit our website to see our other Knowledge Environments - Cell, Disease, Energy, Gene, Plant, Signal and Structure - to keep up to date with all the latest research in these areas.


MAY 2009

ASN NEURO - SECOND ISSUE LIVE!

The second issue of ASN NEURO is now available.

This issue includes the following commentary:

When the tail can't wag the dog: the implications of CNS-intrinsic initiation of neuroinflammation
by Deirdre S Davis and Monica J Carson

Keep up to date with all the latest research in all areas of molecular and cellular neurobiology.

ASN NEURO launched in March 2009 as an Open Access journal to further the American Society for Neurochemistry's mission to advance, promote, support, encourage and facilitate communication among investigators in the cellular and molecular neuroscience community.


MAY 2009

ONLINE COMMENT FACILITY NOW AVAILABLE

An online comment facility is now available for papers published in the following Portland Press journals:

ASN NEURO
Biochemical Journal
Biochemical Society Transactions
Bioscience Reports
Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
Clinical Science

If you have something to say about any of our papers please log on and make a comment online today!


APRIL 2009

FOLLOW PORTLAND PRESS NOW ON TWITTER

Keep up to date with all our latest news, journal updates and conferences we are attending via Twitter!

To get started, go to Twitter.com and register for an account.

Once you have an account follow Portland Press today - http://twitter.com/PortlandPress


MARCH 2009

PORTLAND PRESS ENDORSES PROJECT TRANSFER

Portland Press Limited is pleased to announce its endorsement of Project TRANSFER and is committed to following this set of best practices for all future journal transfers.

By endorsing the TRANSFER code of practice, we hope to minimise the disruption that occurs to libraries and subscribers, when a journal moves between publishers.


MARCH 2009

ASN NEURO IS LAUNCHED!

Portland Press Limited and the American Society for Neurochemistry are pleased to announce the launch of ASN NEURO, a new open access journal to further the Society's mission to advance, promote, support, encourage and facilitate communication among investigators in the cellular and molecular neuroscience community. The Journal will be officially launched at the ASN Annual Meeting in Charleston, SC, 7 - 11 March 2009!

ASN have appointed a distinguished member of the international neuroscience community as the first Editor-in-Chief: Professor Anthony T. Campagnoni, who holds the Coates Chair in Neuroscience, Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behaviour, UCLA, is providing the editorial leadership for this exciting new addition to scholarly publishing. Tony has appointed an Editorial Board of internationally renowned neuroscientists to select papers of the highest quality for publication.

Visit http://www.asnneuro.org to see our first review:

Leucine Rich Repeat Kinase 2 mutations and Parkinson's disease: Three Questions
Elisa Greggio and Mark R Cookson
http://www.asnneuro.org/an/imps/abs/AN20090007.htm

Join a growing list of distinguished neuroscientists and submit your next paper to ASN NEURO. Be one of the first to benefit from the following:

  • Competitive Open Access Publication Fee
    ($900 for ASN Members, $1100 for non-members)
  • Open Access - your research freely available to all
  • No additional submission, review or page charges
  • Embedded videos
  • Free colour
  • Immediate publication of your accepted manuscript
  • Fast publication of the final Version of Record ("asap publishing")
  • Fair review process
  • Deposit in PubMed Central

    Institutional Memberships also available! http://www.asnneuro.org/an/forms/lib_rec.htm

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    DECEMBER 2008

    Biochemical Journal celebrates Darwin

    The Biochemical Journal publishes the first review in an exciting series of reviews to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Darwin in 2009.
    Take a look at Darwin, Dover, "Intelligent Design" and textbooks by Kevin Padian and Nicholas Matzke, which deals with the evolution-versus-creationism controversy in American jurisprudence. Other reviews in the series will cover the evolution of protein phosphatases in plants and animals by Greg Moorhead and colleagues, insulin/IGF-like signalling and aging by Susan Broughton and Linda Partridge, the evolution of the protein world by Gustavo Caetano-Anolles and colleagues, and superfamilies, divergence and domains in protein evolution by Cyrus Chothia and Julian Gough

    Visit www.BiochemJ.org to find out more.


    NOVEMBER 2008

    Portland Press Journals compliant with FP7 Pilot

    All journals published by Portland Press are now fully compliant with the Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7) Pilot.
    - Biochemical Journal, Clinical Science, Bioscience Reports, Biology of the Cell, Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry and Biochemical Society Transactions.

    The EU Commission requires articles resulting from research funded by FP7 to be deposited in the institutional repository of the research institute of which they are affiliated. Researchers are permitted to deposit the Accepted Manuscript 6 months after publication. However, researchers wishing to deposit the Version of Record must take the Opt2Pay option.


    SEPTEMBER 2008

    Cell Signalling Biology - New additions now live!

    Cell Signalling Biology now includes the following new additions from Mike Berridge:

    A uniquely comprehensive list and descriptions of smooth-muscle cell types
    Stem cells
    Skin, with descriptions of cells and glands
    Coverage of more diseases (phenotypic and genotypic)
    Updated information on channels and co-transporters
    Notch signalling pathway
    Expanded coverage of angiogenesis
    Control of food intake and body weight
     
    plus more animated schemes...

    Cell Signalling Biology provides researchers, teachers and students alike with an essential online resource describing the biology of cell signalling. It is published using EESI-View, the innovative and highly acclaimed online format first developed by Portland Press for the Biochemical Journal.

    A sample module and synopses is freely available at www.cellsignallingbiology.org

    What the experts say:

    'A fantastic resource for educators and researchers alike, and for anyone interested in the basics and details of cell signalling pathways. The diagrams are particularly useful as teaching tools, I highly recommend this to anyone engaged in signalling research'.
    Alex Toker, Harvard Medical School, Boston

    Subscribe to this outstanding online resource today at: http://www.cellsignallingbiology.org.

    Multi-site and Consortia Licences are also available. email: licensing@portlandpress.com for a quotation.


    SEPTEMBER 2008

    Portland Press to publish a new Open Access journal

    American Society for Neurochemistry chooses Portland Press Limited to publish its new journal ASN NEURO.

    ASN NEURO will be launched in 2009 as an Open Access journal to further the Society's mission to advance, promote, support, encourage and facilitate communication among investigators in the cellular and molecular neuroscience community.

    ASN have appointed a distinguished member of the international neuroscience community as the first Editor-in-Chief: Professor Anthony T. Campagnoni, who holds the Coates Chair in Neuroscience, Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behaviour, UCLA, has agreed to provide the editorial leadership for this exciting new addition to scholarly publishing.

    ASN NEURO will develop a range of specific knowledge environments to represent the broader scope and aims of the ASN, namely: Cell, Molecular and Developmental Neurobiology; Cell Signalling and Neurophysiology: Nervous System Metabolism; Architecture of the Nervous System; Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection; Biology of Glia; Brain Injury and Repair; Inflammation and Immune Response in the Nervous System.

    "We look forward to developing a successful publishing partnership with the ASN and Professor Campagnoni, and are delighted that ASN have selected Portland Press to help them to realise their vision for ASN NEURO" said Rhonda Oliver, Managing Director of Portland Press Limited.

    "The ASN Officers and Council are excited by the innovative online open access formats that Portland Press is developing for ASN NEURO. We are confident that with Professor Campagnoni's leadership, ASN NEURO will become a strong new voice, representing the traditional themes of our Society while offering novel possibilities for rapid, open access publication of complex data in multiple, media formats" said Monica Carson, President of ASN.

    "I am delighted to be asked by the ASN to serve as the first Editor-in-Chief of ASN NEURO. This new online journal will present many advantages to authors: very rapid publication, free colour figures, personal copyright of papers, and fewer constraints than print journals in the way information is presented. I look forward to the challenges of launching this new journal devoted to publishing high-quality manuscripts reporting important advances in all areas of Neuroscience" said Professor Anthony Campagnoni

    To keep up to date with forthcoming announcements, why not sign up for our free alerting service at http://www.asnneuro.org.


    SEPTEMBER 2008

    New Volume of Biochemical Society Symposia available

    Portland Press are pleased to announce the online publication of:

    Biochemical Society Annual Symposium No. 75
    Structure and Function in Cell Adhesion
    Edited by David Garrod
     
    ISBN: 9781855781726

    Structure and Function in Cell Adhesion is a collection of reviews based on the presentations by invited speakers at the Biochemical Society's Annual Symposium which was held in Manchester on 3-5 December 2007. The meeting brought together many of the world's leading contributors to this important research field to exploring how modern techniques in structural and cell biology have furthered our understanding of the mechanism and dynamics of cell adhesion and its contribution to cell signalling.

    The volume covers a wide range of aspects of adhesion, including cadherins, adherens junctions and desmosomes, integrins and focal contacts, receptor tyrosine phosphatases, Notch and Slit-Robo, signalling, adhesive binding to collagen and fibrillin and complex adhesive mechanisms involved in leucocyte migration and malaria. It also embraces biochemical, biophysical, structural, electron microscopical and cell biological techniques, showing how these combine to answer major questions in adhesion.

    You can subscribe online now at http://symposia.biochemistry.org features include online access to all volumes published since 1998 and use of PDFs in course packs, e-reserves and VLEs permitted. Also available as part of a subscription to Biochemical Society Transactions (www.biochemsoctrans.org)


    JULY 2008

    Portland Press 2009 Journal Prices now available

    2009 subscription prices for the journals published by Portland Press, the publishing subsidiary of the Biochemical Society, are now available at:
    http://www.portlandpress.com/journals/pricelist.asp?Publisher=PP

    To renew your subscription, please contact your subscription agent or contact sales@portland-services.com


    JUNE 2008

    2008 Impact Factors Announced

    Portland Press journals continue to do well in the latest Impact Factor data

    The Biochemical Journal and Biology of the Cell continue to maintain their excellent positions with an Impact Factor of 4.0 and 3.7 respectively.
    Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry also remains steady with an Impact Factor of 1.2

    While other Portland Press journals have seen an increase in their Impact Factors:

    Biochemical Society Transactions: Up to 3.4
    Bioscience Reports: Up to 3.1
    Clinical Science: Up to 3.9

    Impact factors are a significant benchmark of a journal's value and these increases reinforce the significance of our journals in the cellular and molecular life sciences.

    For further information about subscribing to Portland Press journals, please email sales@portland-services.com

    (2007 Impact Factors, calculated by ISI(®), released June 2008)


    MARCH 2008

    Portland Press launches

    From 1 March 2008 authors will be able to choose to pre pay to make the final authoritative version of their journal articles freely available immediately on publication, on payment of a licence fee under a pay to publish option called Opt2Pay (O2P).

    All journals published by Portland Press will be offering this option - Biochemical Journal, Clinical Science, Bioscience Reports, Biology of the Cell, Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry and Biochemical Society Transactions.

    For authors based at a subscribing organization with a current subscription to the appropriate journal at the time that their manuscripts have been accepted for publication, or who have been ordinary members of the Biochemical Society (or other eligible Society) for at least 2 years, the fee for this option will be £1500 (US$3000; €2200).

    The fee for authors from organizations that do not hold a current subscription to the relevant journal will be £1750 (US$3500; €2590).

    The optional pre-payment charges are in addition to any colour charges that might apply.

    For further information and FAQ's visit http://www.biochemist.org/bio/03001/0041/030010041.pdf.


    Biochemical Journal wins the ALPSP/Charlesworth Award for Best Online Journal

    Portland Press Ltd is delighted to announce that the Biochemical Journal has won the ALPSP/Charlesworth Award for Best Online Journal. This new award focusing on the effective use of the digital environment to serve the needs of both authors and readers, was presented to Professor George Banting, Chair of the Editorial Board, at the ALPSP Annual Awards Dinner held at the Stationers' Hall in London on 13 September 2007.

    The journal beat off strong competition from bmj.com (BMJ Publishing) and the New England Journal of Medicine published by the Massachusetts Medical Society, who were given a special mention by the judges. In their report the judges commended the Biochemical Journal as being both visually attractive and easy to use. They felt that the content is clearly displayed and information for authors, readers and librarians is easily available. For more details of the event, see Biochemical Journal hits the heights.

    Portland Press has overcome the limitations of print and exploited the flexibility of the digital environment to re-purpose the Biochemical Journal online. The journal has been re-mastered for the digital age to offer readers and authors an enhanced platform in which to build online communities within selected knowledge environments. 'MyBJ' has been developed as an online area where users can create their own personal space including customized searching and alerting, and access to a personal filing cabinet to store favourite articles.

    After celebrating it's Centenary in 2006, this transformation will allow the Biochemical Journal to look forward to the next 100 years.

    To view Biochemical Journal online, go to http://www.BiochemJ.org/


    New Volume of Essays in Biochemistry available

    Portland Press are pleased to announce the publication of:

    Essays in Biochemistry Volume 43
    Oxygen Sensing and Hypoxia-Induced Responses
    Edited by C. Peers (Leeds, UK)

    ISBN: 978 1 85578 160 3

    Oxygen is vital to most forms of life, primarily because it is required for oxidative phosphorylation to produce ATP. Perhaps not surprisingly, we have evolved both rapid and long-term oxygen-sensing mechanisms to respond to hypoxia. Current research is beginning to shed light on the molecular mechanisms by which hypoxia can alter the expression and activity of specific proteins which serve key roles in various cell types.

    This volume provides an overview of rapid progress in our understanding of oxygen sensing and its associated responses in diverse mammalian tissues. In addition, the key role of hypoxia in important diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's disease are described, providing important potential targets for future therapeutic intervention.

    You can subscribe online now at http://essays.biochemistry.org/ Features include online access to all volumes published since 1998 and use of PDFs in course packs, e-reserves and VLEs permitted.

    Print copies also available for purchase. Please Contact sales@portland-services.com


    Portland Press 2008 Journal Prices now available

    2008 subscription prices for the journals published by Portland Press, the publishing subsidiary of the Biochemical Society, are now available at:
    http://www.portlandpress.com/journals/pricelist.asp?Publisher=PP

    To renew your subscription, please contact your subscription agent or contact sales@portland-services.com


    Portland Press to publish Bioscience Reports

    Portland Press Limited is pleased to announce that it will publish Bioscience Reports on behalf of the Biochemical Society from the first 2008 issue.

    Bioscience Reports provides researchers with recent advances across the whole breadth of the life sciences, publishing original articles and reviews on topics including biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology.

    Features at a glance:

    • Immediate publications - papers published online in PDF format as soon as they are accepted
    • Available online in advance of the print edition
    • COUNTER Compliant usage statistics
    • Use of PDFs in course packs, e-reserves and VLEs permitted.
    • Free customized searching and alerting facilities
    • EESI-View - an innovative format facilitating reading onscreen
    • Archival access to subscribing institutions
    • Impact Factor up in latest ISI data - now 1.71

    Current subscribers will benefit from no price increase in 2008.

    For order information, please contact sales@portland-services.com


    Portland Press journals continue to do well in the latest Impact Factor data

    The Biochemical Journal maintains an excellent position with an Impact Factor of 4.1.

    Other Portland Press journals have seen an increase in their Impact Factors:

    Biology of the Cell: Up to 4.3
    Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry: Up to 1.9
    Clinical Science: Up to 3.2
    Essays in Biochemistry: Up to 4.88

    Impact factors are a significant benchmark of a journal's value and these increases reinforce the significance of our journals in the cellular and molecular life sciences.

    For further information about subscribing to Portland Press journals, please email sales@portland-services.com

    (2006 Impact Factors, calculated by ISI(®), released June 2007)


    Biochemical Journal remastered for the 21st Century

    After celebrating its Centenary in 2006, the Biochemical Journal looks forward to the next 100 years with a transformation in content presentation and access features:

    • Improved focus with seven knowledge environments - Cell, Disease, Energy, Gene, Plant, Signal, Structure
    • Enhanced searching and alerting capabilities
    • The ability to download figures directly into PowerPoint for academic purposes
    • Greater personalization for users

    My BJ allows you to set up your own personal profile so that the BJ recognizes your preferences each time you visit, taking you directly to the content covering your own research interests. You can also store links to all your favourite articles in your personal filing cabinet.

    Subscribers also enjoy free access to BJ Classics (classic papers and people that have made a major contribution to emerging areas of research in context) and a video webcast featuring an excellent line-up of international speakers at the Biochemical Journal Centenary Symposium.

    Institutional subscribers benefit from institutional branding within the website via IP recognition.

    With all this and more features coming soon, visit the website today at http://www.BiochemJ.org.


    New Volume of Biochemical Society Symposia available

    Portland Press are pleased to announce the publication of:

    Biochemical Society Symposia Volume 72
    The Cell Biology of Inositol Lipids and Phosphates
    Edited by M.J.O Wakelam

    ISBN-13: 978 1 85578 166 5

    The Cell Biology of Inositol Lipids and Phosphates is the published proceedings of the Biochemical Society's Annual Symposium held at the University of Birmingham Medical School on 29-31 March 2006. This book describes the key areas of inositide biochemistry which has progressed enormously in the last 25 years. The structural aspects of inositol lipids and phosphates are described, and their role in signalling, fertilization, cell biology and other biological processes are discussed. A comprehensive review of the multiple roles of the inositol-containing compounds and their importance in biology is provided.

    This book will be of interest to those involved in a number of biochemical fields including lipid biochemistry, cell biology, signalling and membrane biology.

    You can subscribe online now via http://symposia.biochemistry.org Features include online access to the archive and use of PDFs in course packs, e-reserves and VLEs permitted.

    Print copies also available for purchase. Contact sales@portland-services.com


    New volume of Essays in Biochemistry available

    Portland Press are pleased to announce the publication of:

    Essays in Biochemistry Volume 42
    The Biochemical Basis of the Health Effects of Exercise
    Edited by A Wagenmakers

    ISBN-13: 978 1 85578 169

    This publication could not have been more timely with the epidemic increases in obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease that threaten today's world and the inherent social and economical consequences. It is now clear that a gradual decreasing amount of physical activity and increasing consumption of calories and fat are at the basis of these epidemics and related (neuro)degenerative diseases.

    Each essay has been written by world leading experts with complimentary expertise in human physiology and biochemistry.

    You can subscribe online now via http://essays.biochemistry.org.
    Features include online access to all volumes published since 1998 and use of PDFs in course packs, e-reserves and VLEs permitted.

    Print copies also available for purchase. Contact sales@portland-services.com


    Biochemical Journal video webcast available free to subscribers

    Portland Press and the Biochemical Journal are pleased to announce that the video webcast of the Biochemical Journal Centenary Symposium which took place in July 2006 is now available as part of the online journal. Access to over five and a half hours of video is available to institutional subscribers to the Biochemical Journal and members of the Biochemical Society providing a valuable teaching resource on key areas of biochemistry and cell and molecular biology.

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    Portland Press Journals to increase in frequency in 2007

    Clinical Science will increase from 12 to 24 online issues in 2007, offering even faster access to the latest research. Clinical Science publishes articles relating to human health and disease, particularly that which explores integrative biology of systems and pathways and the translation of molecular mechanisms to clinical applications.

    Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry will increase in frequency from 9 to 12 online issues in 2007 providing essential reading for all academic and commercial biotechnologists, and tissue and chemical engineers.


    Portland Press signs exclusive agent agreement with USACO Corporation

    Portland Press is pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusive agent agreement with USACO Corporation for journal subscriptions in Japan.

    The agreement takes effect from the 2007 renewal period and all subscription orders or enquiries originating from Japan should be directed to:

    USACO Corporation
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    Phone: 81 3 3505 3256
    Fax: 81 3 3505 6282
    e-mail: usaco@usaco.co.jp

    We are confident that USACO will provide a high standard of service to our Japanese subscribers.


    Portland Press officially launches Cell Signalling Biology

    Portland Press officially launches Cell Signalling Biology, an outstanding new online reference work from one of the world's leading experts, Professor Sir Michael J. Berridge (Cambridge) on 28 July 2006.

    Cell Signalling Biology provides researchers, teachers and students alike with an essential online resource describing the biology of cell signalling. It is published using EESI-View, the innovative and highly acclaimed online format first developed by Portland Press for the Biochemical Journal.

    A sample module and synopses is freely available at www.cellsignallingbiology.org

    Institutional subscriptions are available on an anytime start basis at just 150 GBP, 285 USD and 255 Euros. You can subscribe online now at www.cellsignallingbiology.org or via your preferred subscription agent.

    Multi-site and Consortia Licences are also available. email: licensing@portlandpress.com for a quotation.


    Impact Factors announced

    The Biochemical Journal, celebrating 100 years of scientific publishing, maintains an excellent position with an IF of 4.2, while other key Biochemistry and Molecular Biology journals suffer falling IFs.

    Other Portland Press journals have seen an increase in their Impact Factors:

    Biochemical Society Transactions: Up to 3.099
    Biology of the Cell: Up to 3.23
    Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry: Up to 1.89
    Clinical Science: Up to 2.64
    Biochemical Society Symposia: Up to 4.3

    Impact factors are a significant benchmark of a journal's value and these increases reinforce the significance of our journals in the cellular and molecular life sciences.

    For further information about subscribing or submitting to Portland Press journals, please visit the individual journal websites.

    (2005 Impact Factors, calculated by ISI®, released June 2006)


    Portland Press 2007 Journal prices now available

    2007 subscription prices for the journals published by Portland Press, the publishing subsidiary of the Biochemical Society, are now available at:
    http://www.portlandpress.com/pcs/journals/pricelist_pp.htm

    Please note that savings of approximately 13% can be made by subscribing to online only rather than combined online/print. Multi-title and multi-site licences are also available.

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    Biochemical Journal launches complete digital archive 1906-2005

    The Biochemical Journal Centenary events started with a reception for 130 invited VIP guests from the biosciences community on the evening of Thursday 16 February 2006, when the newly digitized complete back archive (from 1906 to the present day) was presented by Professor Sir Philip Cohen, President of the Biochemical Society to Lynne Brindley, Chief Executive of the British Library.

    The presentation in the auditorium of the British Library's Conference Centre was followed by a champagne and canapé reception. Guests included six of the seven surviving past Chairs of the Editorial Board spanning 37 years of the Journal.

    The complete archive covering 100 years of research in 340, 000 pages, 392 volumes and 1340 issues of the Biochemical Journal is freely available online at http://www.BiochemJ.org.

    The digitization of the Biochemical Journal backfiles (1906-1995) was made possible thanks to generous support from the Wellcome Trust, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), and the US National Library of Medicine.


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    Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry increases in frequency in 2006

    Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry will increase from 6 to 9 issues with even more pages in 2006.

    This journal provides essential reading for all academic and commercial biotechnologists, and tissue and chemical engineers with original research papers and reviews providing timely updates in emerging areas. For details on how to submit your paper or for subscription information visit http://www.babonline.org


    Biology of the Cell takes advantage of EESI-View

    From January 2006, all new papers published in Biology of the Cell will be available online with EESI-View, the Enhanced Electronic Serials Interface developed by Portland Press. Short listed for two industry Awards, EESI-View is an innovative way of viewing journal articles onscreen, offering readers a more practical and efficient online experience. Visit http://www.biolcell.org


    Biochemical Journal Public Access Policy

    At the 111th annual meeting of the full Editorial Board of the Biochemical Journal on 18 March 2005, it was announced that papers accepted for publication in the Biochemical Journal will be deposited automatically in PubMed Central (PMC), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, 6 months after the publication date of the issue.

    Authors will not have to expend additional time and effort on the deposition process themselves. The authentic, final copy-edited version of Authors' articles will be placed in PubMed Central without the need for further work from them.

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    The Biochemical Society and Portland Press have moved from Portland Place….

    Our new London office address is:

    Biochemical Society/Portland Press Ltd
    Third floor
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    Portland Press to publish Biology of the Cell

    Portland Press Limited is pleased to announce that from 1 January 2005 it will publish Biology of the Cell on behalf of its joint owners: the Société Française des Microscopies and the Société de Biologie Cellulaire de France.

    Biology of the Cell publishes original research articles and reviews on all aspects of cellular and molecular biology and cell physiology e.g. structure-function relationships with respect to basic cell and tissue functions, development, neurobiology, immunology, microbiology and protistology, and plant biology.

    Read the full press release

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    • Online submission and peer review
    • Available online in advance of the print edition
    • Free online archive
    • Table of Contents email alerting service
    • UK, France and US editorial office


    Portland Press launches EESI-View*

    EESI-View* is a completely new and innovative way to read journal articles on screen.

    Enhanced electronic serials interface (EESI)-View was developed to address the shortcomings of existing HTML articles which were traditionally flat, linear representations of the printed version with the entire article, including figures and tables, constituting one HTML "page". Several attempts have been made to get away from this linear aspect in the past and improve the readability of HTML articles but they still fall short of the practical advantages of having the paper copy in your hands.

    We wanted to make the idea of reading journal articles on screen acceptable to more users and offer those who are already avid on-screen readers a more practical and efficient experience by taking advantage of the advanced navigation capabilities that modern web pages are able to incorporate.

    From 1 January 2005 all new papers from the Biochemical Journal are available in EESI-View*. In due course ALL new papers from journals published by Portland Press will be available in this format.

    See a sample paper in EESI-View*.

    *UK Patent Application No. 0416038.8.

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