CAMBRIDGE, Mass., USA (February 7, 2008) After just seven months in print, Cell Stem Cell, a Cell Press journal, has been named the 2007 Best New Journal - Science, Technology & Medicine, by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division (PSP) of the Association of American Publishers (AAP).
This honor, which is among the Association of American Publishers 2007 Awards for Excellence, comes less than a year after Cell Stem Cell published its first issue in July 2007.
Cell Stem Cell will be awarded this distinction today during the Association of American Publishers PSP Annual Conference in Washington, DC.
I am delighted that Cell Stem Cell has received this award, said Deborah Sweet, Editor of Cell Stem Cell. We are very excited about the strongly positive reception Cell Stem Cell has received from the scientific community, within the stem cell field, and beyond, and we are honored that the Association of American Publishers has chosen to recognize the journals contributions to scientific discourse in this way.
Cell Stem Cell covers the entire range of the burgeoning stem cell field, from basic cellular mechanisms to therapeutic applications. In addition to high-quality, original research articles, each issue contains a broad range of review and discussion material, including scientific reviews, social and research commentaries, profiles of prominent people and institutions, and reviews of external meetings and resources.
"We are thrilled to win this recognition of our contribution to the stem cell field from our publishing colleagues, said Lynne Herndon, President and CEO of Cell Press.
Cell Stem Cell is the official affiliated journal of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), the predominant society in the field. This exclusive mutual support agreement is an unprecedented arrangement for a Cell Press journal. Cell Stem Cell is run independently by in-house editors, but each issue of the journal includes a section of content contributed by the society.
In what seems like an instant, Cell Stem Cell has established itself as the leading journal in the exploding field of stem cell biology, said ISSCR president, Dr. George Daley, of Bostons Childrens Hospital. It is a privilege for the ISSCR to be officially associated with a journal of such high standards.
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