For researchers, staying on top of the latest trends and breakthroughs in their field can be a daunting task. Journal review articles provide snapshots of the newest research in a given field along with insight into future trends.
In the new book series Cell Press Reviews, the in-house editorial team at Cell Press collaborated with editors at Academic Press to curate review articles into a book format that provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of some of the most exciting areas of biology today. The first topics to be covered are cell biology, stem cells and cancer therapeutics.
"Our editorial team carefully selected review articles that not only provide an overview of recent advances in these fields, but also look to what is coming next in these areas," said Dr. Emilie Marcus, CEO of Cell Press and Editor of Cell.
This book series marks the first time Cell Press articles are available in e-book form. The e-books are available in multiple formats to enable ease of access across multiple devices — from the computer to tablets and Kindles. The books also provide researchers without access to institutional subscriptions affordable access to Cell Press's high-impact reviews in their fields.
Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director, Science and Technology Books at Elsevier, said the partnership with Cell Press is part of their mutual goal to offer "high-quality content that makes researchers, students, educators and practitioners more productive."
Each title in series has authoritative review articles and commentary from Cell Press's primary research and Trends reviews journals. These collections, written by leaders in the field, provide a concise and topical overview of current research and future directions to experts and those new to the field.
The first book in the series, titled Core Concepts in Cell Biology, will be presented at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting in New Orleans this week. This collection provides a snapshot of the hottest topics in cell biology, from chromatin condensation to membrane curvature and motility. Experts including Dr. Tom Rapoport of Harvard; Dr. Scott Emr of Cornell and Dr. David Drubin of UC Berkeley provide insight into recent advances that will have the biggest impact on cell biology research.[divider]
In the second book, Stem Cells to Model and Treat Disease, top researchers including Nobel Prize winner Dr. Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University and the Gladstone Institutes of San Francisco and Dr. George Daley of Harvard Medical School write about issues of critical importance to clinical stem cell use and policymaking. Reprogramming, organ generation and the safety of stem cell treatments are examined in this series.[divider]
With cancer affecting nearly every person in some capacity, there are many questions surrounding cancer therapies. In Cancer Therapeutics, authors including Dr. Tony Kouzarides of the Gurdon Institute at the University of Cambridge and Dr. Charles Sawyers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center examine the role of genetics in cancer treatments, how the immune system responds to therapies, and the current state of cancer drug discovery. The reviews offer relevant insight for researchers as well as clinicians.[divider]
Each of these three collections is available in the Elsevier Store as a paperback ($32.95) or an e-book ($24.95).[divider]
Reporting for Elsevier Connect
Mary Beth O'Leary (@MaryBethPress) is Press Officer and Associate Media Relations Manager for Cell Press (@CellPressNews), based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She began her career at Cell Press as an Senior Editorial Assistant for the journal Cell before transitioning into a role as Marketing/Publicity Coordinator. In December, she moved into her position as Press Officer for Cell Press's 29 journals. A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, she studied literature and art history.
Michelle McMahon is the Publicity Manager for the Science and Technology Books group at Elsevier (@SciTechBookNews). She is based in Waltham, Massachusetts.