Specifically, the Journal will cover berries (strawberry, cranberry, bilberry, blueberry, etc.), as well as grapes and small soft fruit in general (e.g., kiwi fruit). It will publish research results covering all areas of plant breeding, including plant genetics, genomics, functional genomics, proteomics and metabolomics, plant physiology, plant pathology and plant development, as well as results dealing with the chemistry and biochemistry of bioactive compounds contained in such fruits and their possible role in human health. Contributions detailing possible pharmacological, medical or therapeutic use or dietary significance will be welcomed in addition to studies regarding biosafety issues of genetically modified plants.
The Journal will feature reviews, research articles, brief communications, position papers, letters and patent updates.
"We are very excited about working in collaboration with Professor Battino and the world's leading investigators to launch the Journal of Berry Research," stated Einar Fredriksson, director of IOS Press. "Following the enormous success of two special issues on various aspects of berry research, we recognized that there is currently no outlet devoted specifically to the publication of scholarly research in this field. It is our vision that the Journal will serve the needs of researchers as well as producers, consumers and corporate interests."
Professor Battino has recently served as guest editor for a special issue of BioFactors: Vitamins - Autoregulatory Substances - Trace Elements - Growth Factors entitled EUROBERRY: Updates on Bioactive Behaviour of Berry Fruits. Published June 2009 by IOS Press, this update on the current status of berry research and production in Europe is the result of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) program, Euroberry Research: from Genomics to Sustainabl
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