Elsevier Announces the Launch of Open Access Journal: Biomolecular Detection and Quantification (BDQ)

First issue of BDQ is now available on ScienceDirect

Munich, October 27, 2014

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce the launch of a new open access journal Biomolecular Detection and Quantification – BDQ.

Published quarterly online and open access, BDQ is dedicated to championing excellence in molecular biology-based study design, measurement, data analyses and reporting. The journal includes qualitative and quantitative studies in clinical and life sciences that adhere to best-practice guidelines, publishing original research papers, review articles, short communications, commentaries, points of view, and perspective articles.

Founding editors of the journal are the molecular methodology pioneers, Professor Carl Wittwer, University of Utah, Michael Pfaffl, Technical University Munich and Ron Cook, Bio Research Tech UK.  They will be joined by Editor-in-Chief Stephen Bustin, Managing Editors Jim Huggett and Justin O'Grady, and an Editorial Board of experienced scientists from around the world.

BDQ will cover both clinical subjects such as epigenetics, gene expression, and diagnostics and non-clinical subjects, including industrial microbiology and environmental and food science.

Editor-in-Chief Stephen Bustin commented, "Biomolecular Detection and Quantification offers a unique open access publication that encourages the reporting and sharing of technical experiences from all life science and clinical specialties. The journal's mission is to improve molecular measurement to ensure findings are correctly interpreted and reproducible. The editorial team and I are very excited about being part of this opportunity to support excellence in biomolecular detection and quantification."

Helen Habernickel, Publisher at Elsevier said, " BDQ will serve as forum for sharing key findings across what may otherwise be disparate specialties. We are happy to support the research community by making the journal's content as widely available as possible."

First published papers are now available online on ScienceDirect: www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/22147535

For more information or to submit an article, go to http://www.journals.elsevier.com/biomolecular-detection-and-quantification.

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