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Thursday, August 18, 2005

New OA journal on cancer informatics

Cancer Informatics is a new peer-reviewed, open-access journal from Libertas Academica.

From James Lyons-Weiler's editorial in the inaugural issue: 'In these pages, we hope to facilitate a global comprehension of advances in bioinformatics, computational biology, statistics, pathology informatics, and software design and engineering in support of cancer research and clinical practice....In a nutshell, Cancer Informatics will publish papers that describe improvements in methods of computing that promote or facilitate excellence in cancer research and clinical practice.'

From the Libertas Academica site: 'Libertas Academica was established in 2004 to promote and expand Open Access to scientific, technical and medical information. Our mission is to implement Open Access journals whilst still preserving the very high editorial standard that have characterized conventional subscription-based publishing in the past. Our initial publications are quarterly journals. However we seek actively to expand the OpenAccess model to include text books. The support of our authors, editors, editorial board members and reviewers is important to us. We will not ask you to give up your copyright.'