Elsevier’s Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Journal Series Adds Open Access Journal: BBA Clinical to its Portfolio

Oxford, UK, November 13, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announces the launch of BBA Clinical, the first full open access journal within the Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) journalseries. BBA Clinical will focus on translating molecular insights into clinical research.

BBA Clinical is a biomedical journal dedicated to publishing research on the molecular basis of human diseases, as well as presenting findings from clinical trials that target biochemical pathways and processes. All articles in BBA Clinical describe, in part or entirely, studies using human patient samples or human cohorts. Clinical areas of particular interest include aging, cancer, cardiovascular-, metabolic-, neurological-, and immunological diseases; the interactions that may occur among these different diseases and conditions; and studies that examine their early or pre-symptomatic states. Cross-sectional and prospective studies from well-established cohorts, and studies involving imaging methodologies, are particularly encouraged for submission.

"The journal provides a new forum for insights concerning the biochemical mechanisms related to diagnosis, progression, and treatment of a wide range of human diseases," said BBA Clinical Executive Editor,Jeffrey N. Keller from Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "BBA Clinical will offer not just a useful forum for clinical research today, but it is designed to be a prominent contributor to the larger overall body of clinical advancements far into the future."

"We are very excited about the launch of BBA Clinical," added Dolors Alsina, Executive Publisher at Elsevier. "The journal will build on our long standing track record as one of the leading international journals focusing on molecular aspects in biology and medicine and will break new ground as the clinical complement to BBA Molecular Basis of Disease."

For more information or to submit an article, go to www.elsevier.com/journals/bba-clinical


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About Open Access Publishing at Elsevier

Elsevier has been providing open access publishing options since 2005. Today, researchers can choose to publish open access in over 1,600 established peer-reviewed journals as well as 67 full open access journals and these numbers will continue to grow rapidly. All of Elsevier's open access publications have been peer reviewed, ensuring that the broader community not only reads the latest research but that it is factual, original and of the highest quality and ethical standards. For more information about Elsevier's open access program, visit www.elsevier.com/openaccess

About Elsevier's Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) journal portfolio
BBA began publication in 1947. It was the first international journal dedicated to the publication of new findings from the emerging and synergistic fields of biochemistry and biophysics. Since that time, BBA has expanded to meet the needs of scientists focused on understanding the physics, molecular mechanisms, and biomedical underpinnings in diverse fields, including bioenergetics, proteomics, and lipid biology. Today BBA comprises ten different journals, each with unique editors and scope and an average impact factor above 5. The members of the American Library Association recognized BBA's outstanding value in 2009 by electing BBA to the 100 Most Influential Journals in Biology & Medicine over the last 100 years. www.elsevier.com/life-sciences/bba

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Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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