Springer and the Gesellschaft fr Biologische Systematik (Society for Biological Systematics) will collaborate to publish the society's official journal Organisms Diversity & Evolution beginning in 2010. The journal was previously published by Elsevier. Volume 10, Issue 1, will be published by Springer in March 2010.
Published five times a year, Organisms Diversity & Evolution is devoted to furthering the understanding of all aspects of organismal diversity, particularly in an evolutionary framework. Topics include the systematics, phylogenetics, taxonomy, biogeography, biodiversity and/or evolution of any organismal group, recent or fossil. The journal contains original articles on high-quality research; short papers describing new laboratory methods, bioinformatic tools and databases; forum papers on issues relevant to the journal's main areas of interest; and comprehensive reviews. Dr. Olaf R.P. Bininda-Emonds, Professor of Systematics and Evolutionary Biology at Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, Germany, is editor-in-chief.
Sabine Schwarz, Senior Editor of Biomedicine and Life Sciences at Springer, said: "We are honored and excited about the Gesellschaft fr Biologische Systematik's decision to publish their journal with Springer, and are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration. It is fantastic news that we can start publishing Organisms Diversity & Evolution in 2010, which is the International Year of Biodiversity. This will give the journal even more exposure and international visibility."
Dr. Regine Jahn, President of the Gesellschaft fr Biologische Systematik, said, "Research in global biodiversity is one of the focal points of biosciences today, and it has enormous implications for science, politics and society. Organisms Diversity & Evolution, as the official journal of the Gesellschaft fr Biologische Systematik, can be seen as a scientific publishing platform for high-quality articles from all are
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