Ming K. Jeang Award for Excellence in <i>Cell & Bioscience</i>
We would like to bring your attention to some recent exciting developments for Cell & Bioscience, a year on since its official launch in January 2011.
Cell & Bioscience, the official journal of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America, is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal which has gone from strength to strength, in aiming to promote research in the biosciences and advance biological and medical knowledge in all fields.
To mark the journal’s progress and recognise the achievements of its authors, we are pleased to announce the establishment of the Ming K. Jeang Award for Excellence in Cell & Bioscience. The annual prize, consisting of $500 cash and a certificate, is funded by a generous donation from the Ming K. Jeang Foundation and intends to honor outstanding research papers published in Cell & Bioscience. All research articles published in Cell & Bioscience are qualified for consideration and a committee of editors will select two research articles published in the preceding year in Cell & Bioscience to receive the award.
We would like to invite you to submit your research articles to Cell & Bioscience to be considered for this award and take advantage the journal’s rapid, high quality peer-review service, in which authors receive a first decision on their manuscript an average of 24 days from submission.
Thanks to Cell & Bioscience's open access policy, all articles published in the journal are freely accessible online, highly visible and read by a wide audience. For example, ‘Structure of noncoding RNA is a determinant of function of RNA binding proteins in transcriptional regulation’ by Oyoshi and Kurokawa, published on 3rd January 2012, has already been accessed over 800 times. Cell & Bioscience is also publishing a number of exciting special issues this year, following the success of the recent review series on ‘TGF- β signaling and biology’, guest edited by Dr. Ying Zhang.
Yun-Bo Shi, NICHD, NIH
Editor-in-Chief, Cell & Bioscience