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Nature Publishing Group Announces OA Journal
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) agreed to co-publish Human Genome Variation, a peer-reviewed, open access (OA) journal, with the Japan Society of Human Genetics (JSHG). NPG and JSHG will begin accepting submissions in March 2014, and the journal will go live on NPG’s website later this year.
Human Genome Variation, the sixth journal collaboration between NPG and JSHG, is a sister title of JSHG’s Journal of Human Genetics. Katsushi Tokunaga, a professor at the University of Tokyo, will serve as editor-in-chief. The journal will feature original research articles, summaries, reviews, and data reports. Its audience is human genetics researchers and clinical geneticists.
The journal “will provide a forum for scientists working in human genetics, variation and mutation to publish their discoveries, results, analysis and insights,” says Dugald McGlashan, publisher of NPG’s Asia-Pacific academic journals.
Authors may choose which Creative Commons license to apply to their research articles, which will be OA on publication.
NPG and JSHG will also develop a searchable database sourced from the journal’s data reports that includes content on genomic variation and variability.
Source: Nature Publishing Group
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