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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
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
All inquiries concerning the future launch of ASN NEURO should be directed to
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Founded in 1969, the ASN is a thriving membership-based learned society.
Please visit www.asneurochem.org for more information on ASN.
Professor Campagnoni is an internationally known expert in the molecular
biology of myelination. He has been a member of the ASN for over 35 years,
attending almost all of its meetings during that period. His primary research
interests have been in the molecular and developmental regulation of
oligodendrocyte function and myelination. Most recently he has been actively
studying alternative functions of the myelin protein genes, particularly those
of a second family of proteins expressed by the myelin basic protein gene in
neurons, glia and cells of the immune system. The goal of his laboratory is to
understand the function of these MBP gene products in the immune and
Portland Press Limited is the not-for-profit, wholly owned subsidiary of the
Biochemical Society. It publishes a number of highly regarded journals in the
cellular and molecular life sciences and was the winner of the 2007 ALPSP
Charlesworth Award for best online journal in 2007. For further details on
Portland Press Limited, please visit www.portlandpress.com.
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