Elsevier to Publish Phytochemistry Letters in Collaboration With the Phytochemical Society of Europe (PSE)

New publication will fill need of for quality journal in the field

Amsterdam, 3 April 2007 – Elsevier announced today the launch of a new scientific journal, Phytochemistry Letters, in collaboration with the Phytochemical Society of Europe (PSE). Phytochemistry Letters will focus on the rapid publication of high-impact preliminary research covering all areas of natural product science, and will be published quarterly, starting in 2008.

Articles, of 3-4 pages in length, will be reviewed within two weeks of submission, with accepted papers published online within one week. Dr Simon Gibbons from the School of Pharmacy, University of London, who is the Editor-in-Chief, will be supported by a panel of Subject Editors and an extensive Editorial Board of internationally renowned experts in natural product science. Dr. Gibbons said "There was a clear need for a quality journal for short communications in this field, which will be satisfied through the launch of this exciting new publication." Both he and the PSE are happy to have Elsevier as their publishing partner for this endeavor, and are looking forward to a successful publishing relationship.

Dr. James Milne, Publisher for organic and inorganic chemistry at Elsevier, added "I was delighted to extend the collaboration between the PSE and Elsevier. The society’s 50th Anniversary Symposium is being organized by Elsevier, in Cambridge, UK this April, and Elsevier also publishes the leading international journal Phytochemistry, an official journal of both the PSE and the PSNA (Phytochemical Society of North America). The working relationship between the PSE and Elsevier is both established and highly effective, providing a mutually beneficial platform on which to develop this important new publication for the natural product scientific community."

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About the Phytochemical Society of Europe
The Phytochemical Society of Europe exists to serve all those with an interest in natural product chemistry and biochemistry and in the applications of such knowledge in academia, industry and agriculture. The Society organizes at least three conferences a year in Europe and specializes in organizing young scientists symposia.

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