The Japanese Association of Anatomists has chosen Springer to publish its official journal, Anatomical Science International. The first issue will be published at Springer in April 2009. The journal was previously published by Wiley-Blackwell.
Anatomical Science International focuses on the morphological sciences in animals and humans. Topics include molecular, cellular, histological and gross anatomical studies. In addition to original research articles, the journal also publishes reviews, essays, case reports, book reviews and commentaries. Dr. Shohei Yamashina, Professor Emeritus at the Kitasato University School of Medicine, is the current editor-in-chief. Dr. Kiyotaka Toshimori, Professor and Chairman in the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology at Chiba University School of Medicine, will take over as editor-in-chief in April 2009.
Editorial Director Dr. Toyoshi Fujimoto, Professor in the Department of Molecular Cell Biology at the Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, said, "Anatomical Science International presents the most up-to-date information on modern anatomy, providing readers with high-impact, original work focusing on pivotal issues. We are excited to be partnering with Springer in the publication of this journal, and we look forward to providing life science researchers worldwide with information resources for their daily work."
Dr. Dieter Czeschlik, Editorial Director for Life Sciences at Springer, said, "We are delighted to be working with the Japanese Association of Anatomists, and their journal will be an excellent addition to our publishing program. We are proud to bring the excellent and timely research published in the Anatomical Science International to the international community via our online platform SpringerLink, thereby giving both authors and readers the benefit of state-of-the-art global communication."
Anatomical Science International will be published in both print and electronic formats. The quarterly journal will be available via www.springerlink.com, Springer's online information platform. It will include fast, electronic publication in Online First, as well as Cross Reference Linking and Table of Content Alerts. Springer will digitize the back volumes of Anatomical Science International to 2002, making them available to readers through the Springer Online Archives Collection.
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