new journal, Eukaryotic Cell

Ursula Goodenough ursula at biosgi.wustl.edu
Tue Jul 24 08:37:22 EST 2001

To Chlamydomonas researchers:

	As detailed below, the American Society for Microbiology is 
launching a new journal, Eukaryotic Cell, and I agreed to serve as 
editor primarily because the Editor in Chief, C.C. Wang, is very 
interested in having excellent Chlamydomonas research published in 
the journal.  I realize that there is a natural resistance to 
submitting one's work to a new journal:  there is the concern that it 
won't be widely distributed in libraries, no one will read it, etc. 
On the other hand, I think all of us have experienced the frustration 
of submitting our work to "standard" journals and being told that the 
work is more suitable to a "specialized journal," which in many cases 
seems to be a euphemism for "this would be interesting but for the 
fact that it's a green alga."  The idea behind Eukaryotic Cell is to 
establish a premier journal "specialized" in eukaryotic 
microorganisms so that this situation doesn't arise and our work can 
be judged on its scientific merit.  If, to enable such a journal to 
come into its own, we are at first asked to venture into obscurity, 
just remember those first pioneers who submitted to Cell!  Gianni 
Piperno, Jean-David Rochaix, and Win Sale have agreed to serve as 
managing editors, so we have a real presence on the staff.  I very 
much hope you will join me in making the effort it takes to turn this 
into our home.  Best to you all.

Call for Papers

Eukaryotic Cell

      The American Society for Microbiology is pleased to announce 
publication of an important new journal focusing on eukaryotic 
microbiology, Eukaryotic Cell.  This bimonthly publication, 
commencing publication in February 2002 in both print and online 
formats, will present reports of basic research on simple eukaryotic 
microorganisms such as yeasts, fungi, algae, protozoa, and social 
amoebae.  Topics will include, but are not limited to: basic biology; 
molecular and cellular biology; mechanisms, and control, of 
developmental pathways; structure and form inherent in basic 
biological processes; cellular architecture; metabolic physiology; 
comparative genomics, biochemistry, and evolution; population 
dynamics; and ecology.   In addition, the journal will consider 
manuscripts dealing with the viruses of these organisms and their 
organelles and with interactions with other living systems, where the 
focus is clearly on the eukaryotic cell.
      The distinguished board of editors of Eukaryotic Cell is led by 
Editor in Chief C. C. Wang and comprises Jay C. Dunlap, Ursula W. 
Goodenough, Ching Kung, Adam Kupsa, and Aaron P. Mitchell.

Manuscripts should be sent to: Journals Department,
American Society for Microbiology, 1752 N St., N.W.,
           LOGO                                            Washington, 
DC 20036-2904, USA.   Format, policies,
and procedures should follow those given in the
Instructions to Authors for the other ASM journals.
These Instructions and sample articles may be
accessed at: www.journals.asm.org.

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