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Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences - An Enlightened Journal

Added: (Tue Sep 18 2001)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Photochemistry and Photobiology are growing areas of scientific importance. For example, the period 1995 to 2000 has seen a growth in citations of approximately 40% in the areas of photobiology and approximately 25% in photochemistry. Research is increasing into the interaction of the environment with living systems and into areas in which environmental factors affect health or in which light is a cost-effective catalyst or alternative source of energy. Despite this surge in interest, the research community is hampered in its attempts to disseminate papers through pressures on library budgets exacerbated by costly publications.

As a consequence of this position, to give libraries improved choice, and to meet the needs of scientists working in these areas, the Royal Society of Chemistry is pleased to announce it will be publishing Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences (PPS) on behalf of the European Society for Photobiology (ESP) and the European Photochemistry Association (EPA). Significantly, this major new journal comes with full SPARC endorsement.

This international journal will be published monthly and available in both printed and electronic formats, from January 2002.

Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences will publish high quality, peer-reviewed, original papers, cutting-edge reviews and short communications of current interest.

Papers concerned with any aspect of the interaction of light with molecules, supramolecular systems or biological matter will be published. Topics will include: Applied Photochemistry,Atmospheric Photochemistry, Bioluminescence, Chronobiology, DNA repair, Energy Transfer, Environmental Photobiology,Environmental Photochemistry, Excited State Properties, Laser Photochemistry, Luminescence, Mechanistic Photochemistry, Organic and Inorganic Photochemistry, Photocarcinogenesis, Photochemical Kinetics, Photochemistry of Biomolecules, Photochemotherapy,Photochromism, Photodegradation, Photodermatology,Photoelectrochemistry, Photoimaging, Photomedicine, Photomorphogenesis, Photomovement, Photoprotection, Photoreception, Photosensitization, Photosynthesis, Phototechnology, Phototherapy,Phototoxicity, Solar Energy Utilisation,Spectroscopy, Spectroscopy of Biological Systems, Supramolecular Photochemistry, Synthetic Photochemistry, Theoretical Photochemistry,UV and Visible Radiation Effects and Vision.

Rapid times to publication a target of 100 days from acceptance of manuscript through to first publication will ensure that readers are kept abreast of all the latest developments in this area of science.

Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences will meet not only the needs of members of ESP and EPA, but will appeal to all chemists, biologists, biochemists, biophysicists, medical researchers, botanists and those working in specific technology areas where photoscience has applications.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is a learned and professional society with a world-wide membership of 46,000. It has as its main objective the advancement of the science of chemistry and its applications, and the maintenance of high standards of competence and integrity among practising chemists. The Society has been involved with the publication of scientific literature since 1841. Surplus generated from sales funds the promotion of chemistry.

For further details contact:

Royal Society of Chemistry
Thomas Graham House
Science Park
Milton Road
Cambridge CB4 0WF

Tel: +44 (0)1223 432398
Fax: +44 (0)1223 423429
E-mail: gilbertj@rsc.org

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