Nature Publishing Group Will Launch New Methods Journal October 2004

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Nature Methods- Techniques for life scientists and chemists will launch October 1, 2004. Free subscriptions are available to qualifying researchers in North America and Europe.

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Nature Publishing Group (NPG) will launch a vital laboratory techniques journal for researchers involved in biotechnology, drug discovery or chemistry and its interface within the life sciences, October 1, 2004. Its launch is highly anticipated and over 60,000 individuals have applied for subscriptions prior to the launch date.

Nature Methods, which will be distributed internationally, is a new cutting-edge methodology journal for life scientists and chemists published by the NPG. The journal will also be the first of its kind to serve the scientific community with a high impact detailed methods-oriented publication that continues the established tradition of excellence that is expected from a Nature magazine.

“Nature Methods will present techniques of immediate practical relevance with the detail that laboratory technicians, research assistants and post doctoral fellows for example, will need to reproduce the results independently. It will also be an important asset to academic institutions, corporate libraries and research institutions to have on hand for their researchers to refer to again and again because of its practicality”, said Rachel Burley, Publisher of Nature Methods. Content will include; research highlights, step-by-step protocols (written in association with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press), application notes, technology reviews and more. Nature Methods is offered FREE for individuals who qualify. Researchers interested in applying for a subscription can visit http://www.nature.com/naturemethods for further information. The website will offer even more additional benefits to print journal subscribers including: free online access 24 hours a day to searchable contents and reference linking, Naturejobs, and Natureproducts. A sample issue of the journal can be viewed at http://www.nature.com/nmeth/ebook until September 30th.

Nature Publishing Group is the scientific publishing arm of Macmillan Publishers Ltd, combining the quality of: Nature, Nature research journals, Nature Reviews, NPG academic journals and NPG reference publications, to provide the world's premier information resource for the basic biological and physical sciences.

NPG is a global company, with headquarters in London and offices in New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Tokyo, Paris, Munich and Basingstoke. More than half of the company's business activity is in North America; it is also a market leader in Europe and Japan. For further information, contact Anisa Abid at 212.726.9627.

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