Public Release:  Cell Press announces new partnership with the American Society of Human Genetics

Cell Press

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Cell Press has been chosen by The American Society of Human Genetics to publish its premier monthly journal from January 2008. The American Journal of Human Genetics (AJHG) is an exciting new venture for Cell Press as its first society-owned journal. The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and Cell Press anticipate tremendous synergies between AJHG content and that of the 12 Cell Press titles, including Cell, Molecular Cell, Current Biology, and Immunity.

"I am very pleased to welcome The American Journal of Human Genetics as a great complement to Cell Press's content and mission," said Lynne Herndon, President and CEO of Cell Press.

For more than 50 years, AJHG has published research and reviews relating to heredity in humans and to the application of genetic principles in medicine, public policy, and molecular and cell biology. With an impact factor of 12.65, the journal is the leading publication in the field of human genetics. "We are very excited to begin this new publishing partnership with Cell Press, especially at this time when discoveries in medical and human genetics are poised to make important contributions to human health," said Cynthia Morton, Editor of AJHG.

By partnering with ASHG, Cell Press strengthens its commitment to fostering scientific communication through the publication of exciting original research. Cell Press is recognized for its close relationship with the scientific community and for consistently delivering the world's leading research across the broad spectrum of life sciences. ASHG will be linked with Cell Press to provide an important high-visibility forum for the publication of rigorously reviewed scientific papers.

As the primary professional membership organization for human geneticists, ASHG connects investigators, health professionals, policy makers, and the general public through its mission to advance the field of human genetics. The journal will maintain its editorial independence and current editorial team but will enjoy a close working relationship with the scientific, production, and marketing teams at Cell Press. Authors of AJHG papers, readers of the journal, and ASHG society members will benefit from the partnership through the continued publication of high-quality content and expanded online access.

This notable partnership with ASHG marks the first society-owned publishing agreement for Cell Press.

Emilie Marcus, Editor-in-Chief of Cell Press, states, "ASHG and its journal share with Cell Press a commitment both to understanding the basic mechanisms of human biology and disease and to publishing the highest quality research. From an editorial and scientific perspective, I am thrilled at the creation of this partnership between ASHG, AJHG, and Cell Press."

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About Cell Press: Cell Press, an imprint of Elsevier, is committed to improving scientific communication through the publication of biology research and reviews. Cell Press journals include the flagship journal Cell, Neuron, Immunity, Molecular Cell, Developmental Cell, Cancer Cell, Current Biology, Structure, Chemistry & Biology, Cell Metabolism, and two new titles launching in 2007, Cell Host & Microbe and Cell Stem Cell. Cell Press's mission is to continue to publish and develop journals that deliver the highest possible intellectual rigor, promote community trust, and are widely disseminated.

About The American Society of Human Genetics: The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) is the primary professional organization for human geneticists in the Americas, representing nearly 8000 researchers, physicians, laboratory practice professionals, genetic counselors, nurses, and students actively engaged in genetics discovery, teaching, and the development of health care applications and services derived from research findings.

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