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Elsevier launches International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance

Amsterdam, June 22, 2011 Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, in association with the Australian Society for Parasitology, is pleased to announce the launch of a new journal, International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance. The new electronic open access journal is closely affiliated with the leading parasitology journal, International Journal for Parasitology, and will address a critical area of research, covering anti-parasite drug identification, development and evaluation, and parasite drug resistance. The journal's remit also includes research into natural products as anti-parasitic agents, and bioactive parasite products.

Professor Terry Spithill, President of the Australian Society for Parasitology, said, "The Society is delighted to have fostered the founding of this new Journal which we anticipate will provide a stellar forum for the dissemination of original discoveries in the pharmacological control of parasites of human and veterinary significance."

Original research includes the development of novel and innovative concepts and ideas, as well as experimental and observational science that raises new hypotheses. The Journal encourages critical comment and debate on matters of current controversy in the area of parasite drug resistance and anti-parasite drugs via "Current Opinions". Studies can be aimed at unicellular or multicellular parasites of human or veterinary importance.

"We are delighted to continue our excellent relationship with the Australian Society for Parasitology, and are confident that IJP:DDR will quickly establish itself as the leading journal in its field," added Dale Seaton, Executive Publisher for Elsevier. "In addition, by utilizing the open access model option for this title, Elsevier is enabling the broadest possible access to quality research content in a sustainable way that meets the society's needs."


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