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ISME and NPG announce a new publication: The ISME Journal: Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ec

Added: (Thu Oct 19 2006)

18 October 2006
Embargo: for immediate release

Contact: Allison Lang
T: +44 (0)20 7843 4879

ISME and NPG announce a new publication:
The ISME Journal: Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology

Nature Publishing Group (NPG), in partnership with the International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME) today announces the launch of a new international publication; The ISME Journal: Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology. The journal will be available in print and online from May 2007 (www.nature.com/ismej).

“NPG believes that the time is now right to launch a journal exclusively devoted to microbial ecology. The launch celebrates our mission to provide high-quality information to the global scientific community and to work with the leading international societies. We look forward to a strong future relationship to take the journal forward,” said Annette Thomas, Managing Director of NPG.

The ISME Journal will be expressly dedicated to advancing highly significant research in the expanding field of microbial ecology. Microbial ecology is pivotal to our understanding of the world's diverse natural and manipulated ecosystems, and research in microbial ecology has been stimulated by this broader recognition that microbial ecology is directly relevant to a wide range of environmental, health and industrial issues. The journal will offer a dynamic forum for microbial ecology by publishing original research, poignant and up-to-date reviews, commentaries and short communications. The ISME Journal adds to NPG’s strength in the field of microbial ecology, through the publication of Nature Reviews Microbiology.

"The launch of The ISME Journal is a major step forward in the development of the field of microbial ecology and rightly reflects the growing importance of the subject. The ISME Executive is proud to enter this partnership with the Nature Publishing Group." Professor Hilary M. Lappin-Scott, ISME President (University of Exeter, UK)

The editorial team will be led by Mark Bailey (Oxford), John Heidelberg (South California) and George Kowalchuck (Netherlands), and supported by an outstanding international editorial board.

The scope of the journal will include:
• Microbial population and community ecology
• Microbe-microbe and microbe-host interactions
• Evolutionary genetics
• Integrated genomics and post-genomics approaches in microbial ecology
• Microbial engineering
• Geomicrobiology and microbial contributions to geochemical cycles
• Microbial ecology and functional diversity of natural habitats
• Microbial ecosystem impacts

About ISME
The International Society for Microbial Ecology is the principle scientific society for the burgeoning field of Microbial Ecology and its related disciplines. ISME fosters the exchange of scientific information by organizing international symposia as well as specific workshops, sponsoring publications, and promoting education and research. ISME provides services to the scientific as well as the wider community.

About NPG
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd, dedicated to serving the academic, professional scientific and medical communities. NPG's flagship title, Nature, was first published in 1869. Other publications include Nature research journals, Nature Reviews, Nature Clinical Practice and a range of prestigious academic journals including society-owned publications. NPG also provides news content through news@nature.com and scientific career information through Naturejobs.

NPG is a global company with headquarters in London and offices in New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Boston, Tokyo, Paris, Munich, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Delhi, Mexico City and Basingstoke. For more information, please go to www.nature.com.

Contact details:
Allison Lang
Executive Editor
Nature Publishing Group, London
T: +44 (0)20 7843 4879
E: a.lang@nature.com


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