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Immunology Journal Debuts

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Science  29 Jul 2016:
Vol. 353, Issue 6298, pp. 456
DOI: 10.1126/science.353.6298.456

Science Immunology, the latest addition to the Science family of journals, unveiled its inaugural content on 14 July, featuring research that overturned previous thinking about transplant rejection mechanisms, insights into how different animal species have evolved to recognize and defend against an array of elements toxic to the immune system, and much more. A second issue featured research that might help bring scientists closer to developing novel therapies for diseases like type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis. Through the end of 2016, the subscription-based journal, which features interdisciplinary research in immunology, drawing from studies in all organisms and model systems, including humans, will be made freely available. Through a partnership with the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS), leaders of that organization will serve on the new journal's editorial advisory board, and FOCIS members will have continued access to the journal. “Innate and adaptive immune cells contribute to diverse inflammatory disorders—fibrosis, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, and even neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's,” Science Immunology Editor Angela C. Colmone wrote in a first-ever editorial, with Chief Scientific Advisors Abul K. Abbas, M.D., and Federica Sallusto. Showcasing immunology studies across disciplines and technologies “will encourage collaborative and innovative research,” they wrote. Another new journal, Science Robotics, will debut later this year. See www.scienceimmunology.org.

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