Worm Breeder's Gazette 14(2): 8 (February 1, 1996)

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Methods in Cell Science- call for papers

Jeff Way1, Diane Shakes2

1 Dept. of Biology, Nelson Labs, Rutgers University, Piscataway NJ 08855
2 Dept. of Biology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23187

     C. elegans researchers are encouraged to submit methods papers to
Methods in Cell Science. The purpose of this journal is to provide a forum
for detailed description of methods. In general, when we publish papers,
we are not able to give detailed protocols for the methods, and we end up
FAXing handwritten, semi-legible descriptions of protocols that actually
required significant time to develop. Methods in Cell Science provides an
outlet for publishing methods, even (and especially) when the results
themselves have already been published.

     This journal was formerly entitled Methods in Tissue Culture
Research. No explanation of the name change seems necessary.

     There are no page charges (!).

     The Editor-in-chief is:
               Warren Schaeffer
               University of Vermont, Dept. of Microb. and Mol. Gen.
               117 Stafford Bldg.
               Burlington, VT 05405

From the "Aims and Scope" of the first edition in the new format:

     Manuscripts are peer reviewed for scientific merit and will only
be published in Methods in Cell Science if they provide sufficient
detail to enable a researcher to successfully duplicate the method
using only the protocol described in the manuscript. Moreover,
authors are expected to discuss the reproducibility of the method in
the Results and Discussion section of the manuscript.
     Manuscripts submitted will describe methods original to the
author's laboratory which either have never before been published
or which were originally published as part of a research paper
submitted to another journal. To be acceptable for publication in
Methods in Cell Science, rewritten methods must provide an added
value by focusing now on the method used, and must contain the
original citation and all of the detail which could not be included in
the original manuscript. A rewritten method, published in Methods
in Cell Science thus provides an opportunity for the author to reach
an additional audience.

Please contact us if you are interested in publishing in Methods in
Cell Science.