Wiley has launched a new sister journal of BioEssays, the journal with which EpiGeneSys has enjoyed a special affiliation over five the past years:
Open Access with the individuality of treatment you’d expect from a traditional journal...
Today we are in the midst of changing publication models, and new OA journals are a routine feature of publishing. Hence quality publishers know that to make a meaningful contribution to the scientific literature landscape, a new OA journal has to distinguish itself and offer a combination of services to science and scientists that make it stand out. That is what we are aiming for with our new journal Inside the Cell, the latest in Wiley’s Open Access series, which is now open for submissions across the diversity of research fields within cell and molecular biology. And it is my pleasure to be heading up this new title together with our external Editor-in-Chief, Marcos Malumbres from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre.
We believe that a major part of the recipe for success is an open ear to the concerns and desires of the scientific community – and many of those concepts are very old: speed and efficiency of publication is a notable desire. Breaking that down, we can identify peer review, decisions and revision as major rate-determining components. Inside the Cell therefore sets great store by carefully analyzing peer review reports and producing a consolidated overview with editorial guidance on how to address them appropriately in the revision; no author should, for example, be burdened with enormous quantities of additional experimentation if this is not strictly necessary to complete the discrete components of new knowledge that form the core of the paper. Such editorial services are not a luxury, because they have a concrete effect on the rapidity of scientific communication; but unfortunately they are not sufficiently practiced by journals, and hence they do represent something special.
Transdisciplinarity is another aim of our journal, and we seek not only to receive submissions from across the breadth of cell and molecular biology, but also to present the research in a way that is accessible to the broadest readership: papers that are conceptually transdisciplinary are particularly encouraged. Significant research deserves significant attention, and there too we will not economize: optimizing articles for findability and recognition will constitute a routine part of editorial work. And in line with achieving the greatest possible dissemination and impact of the research we publish, all of our authors retain copyright of their work under a Creative Commons license.
The combination of these features makes Inside the Cell a rather unusual Open Access journal, and we invite you to explore it at www.iCellJournal.com
Andrew Moore, PhD
Internal Editor-in-Chief, Inside the Cell