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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

New OA journal of human genomics

Human Genomics and Proteomics is a new peer-reviewed OA journal on human genomics and proteomics, systems biology, and personalized medicine. The journal is published as a joint venture by Sage Publishing and Hindawi Publishing. Article processing charges are £700 per accepted article. Authors retain copyright of their articles, which are released under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

Comment. This is the first title in a series of OA journals co-published by Sage and Hindawi; see our November 2007 post for background.

Update (from PS). Also see Bob Grant's article in The Scientist for June 2, 2008. Excerpt:

...HGP will be linked to FINDbase, a public, population-specific genetic database that charts mutations and their associated disorders in several countries around the world.

"As the first journal with an affiliated database in this discipline, HGP offers a unique opportunity to authors to open up access to their research to the widest possible community," Patrinos, the newly appointed joint editor-in-chief of the journal, said in a press release....

Update (from PS). Also see Siān Harris's article about the journal, and its commitment to OA and open data, in Research Information for August/September 2008.