Cell Press announces new partnership with the ISSCR

New society-affiliated journal, Cell Stem Cell, to highlight stem cell biology research



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CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (September 20, 2006) -- Cell Press, the publisher of ten scientific journals including Cell and Neuron, is set to launch a new journal focused on the burgeoning field of stem cells. The monthly Cell Stem Cell -- published by Cell Press in affiliation with the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) -- will include primary research, reviews, and commentaries while also serving as a forum for issues of stem cell research policy and ethics.

"I am pleased that Cell Press can demonstrate its leadership in the biomedical community by publishing this exciting new title," said Lynne Herndon, president of Cell Press.

Cell Stem Cell will cover the entire range of stem cell biology, from basic cellular and developmental mechanisms to their therapeutic applications. The journal will highlight the latest findings with respect to embryonic stem cells, as well as tissue-specific and cancer stem cells.

"The field of stem cell biology has grown very rapidly over the past few years and seems set to continue to do so," said Deborah Sweet, who will serve as editor of Cell Stem Cell. "We look forward to providing a high-profile forum for the publication of leading research in this area through the launch of this new journal."

Cell Stem Cell will be edited by an expert team of full-time Cell Press scientific editors. The affiliation with the ISSCR, a new venture for Cell Press, is an exclusive support agreement between the two parties. The ISSCR is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote stem cell research and education about stem cells and their potential applications.

"We are very pleased that the ISSCR has chosen to endorse Cell Stem Cell as its official affiliated journal and look forward to the mutual synergies and benefits that this relationship will bring," Sweet said.

Cell Stem Cell is slated to launch in July, 2007.

Paul Simmons, president of the ISSCR, said "We are delighted by this affiliation with Cell Press and believe the new journal, in publishing both commentaries and cutting-edge research in the stem cell field, will provide a much-needed forum to highlight new developments, ideas, and controversies in this rapidly evolving field."

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About Cell Press
Cell Press, an imprint of Elsevier, is committed to improving scientific communication through the publication of exciting biology research and reviews. Cell Press journals include the flagship journal Cell, Neuron, Immunity, Molecular Cell, Developmental Cell, Cancer Cell, Current Biology, Structure, Chemistry & Biology, Cell Metabolism, and two new titles launching in 2007, Cell Host & Microbe and Cell Stem Cell. Cell Press's mission is to continue to publish and develop journals that deliver the highest possible intellectual rigor, promote community trust, and are widely disseminated.

About the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR)
The International Society for Stem Cell Research is an independent, nonprofit organization established to promote and foster the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas relating to stem cells, to encourage the general field of research involving stem cells, and to promote professional and public education in all areas of stem cell research and application.


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