News release from BioMed Central
10 April 2008
For immediate release
Leading breast cancer journal celebrates its 10th anniversary
Leading open access journal Breast Cancer Research will celebrate its tenth anniversary at the AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) Annual Meeting in San Diego on Saturday 12 April 2008.
Breast Cancer Research, an international, peer-reviewed online journal, publishes original research, reviews, commentaries and reports. The journal has published over 1200 articles in the last decade, including several high impact studies that have received praise from the research community. The discovery that breast cancer prognosis may be inherited, and research showing that young women can reduce their risk of breast cancer by slimming both generated worldwide media interest.
Following the departure of Professor Sir Bruce Ponder, Dr Lewis Chodosh has taken on the role of as Editor-in-Chief to continue the journal's success as it enters its second decade. Over the past year, Dr. Chodosh and his colleagues from the University of Pennsylvania have made significant progress in understanding the molecular basis for breast cancer progression as well as the protective effect of pregnancy on breast cancer risk.
Speaking of his appointment as Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Chodosh said "I am honoured and delighted to have the opportunity to carry on the work that Bruce has done so much to advance. Breast Cancer Research is blessed with an exceptional Editorial Board as well as an outstanding editorial staff and this has resulted in a steep upward trajectory in the quality of the reviews and original research published in BCR. As a consequence, we are now poised to markedly expand the reach of this promising journal."
To mark the tenth anniversary eminent researchers, Editorial Board members, authors and reviewers will gather at the AACR's Annual Meeting to celebrate the journal's first ten years of success and to welcome Dr Chodosh as the new Editor-in-Chief.
Past Editor-in-Chief Professor Ponder has published an editorial to commemorate the anniversary. The editorial features on a special edition CD-ROM that highlights some of the journal's most popular articles from its first ten years
Commenting on the journal's first ten years Professor Ponder said "It has been a privilege as well as very enjoyable to work with such an excellent in-house publishing team and Editorial Board, to launch the Journal and then to see it grow in scope and stature. I believe we have successfully filled the role that we envisaged, which is to span from excellent science to clinical application. My thanks to everyone who has helped in our success. I am delighted to be able to hand over to someone of the stature and ability of Lewis Chodosh, and I am confident that the Journal will have even greater impact under his leadership".
Notes to Editors:
1. The AACR Annual Meeting is held in San Diego, California 12-16 April 2008. BioMed Central will be exhibiting at Booth #923 on Publishers' Row, where you will be able to pick up a copy of the special edition CD-ROM. Breast Cancer Research's in-house Editor, Frances Mulvany will also be available to discuss any aspect of the publication.
2. Breast Cancer Research is a high quality international, peer-reviewed journal. Breast Cancer Research publishes original research, reviews and commentaries in all areas of biology and medicine relevant to breast cancer, including normal mammary gland biology, with special emphasis on the genetic, biochemical, and cellular basis of breast cancer. All research articles published in the journal are open access; commentaries, reviews and reports over two years old are free to access, prior to this they require a subscription. The journal has an Impact Factor of 4.16.
3. BioMed Central is an independent online publishing house committed to providing immediate access without charge to the peer-reviewed biological and medical research it publishes. This commitment is based on the view that open access to research is essential to the rapid and efficient communication of science.