Mammalian Editorial Geqome corDOrallnR Moux. 4rnamr Mammalian Genome 9, 1 (1998). © Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1998 With this January 1998 issue, Mammalian Genome, the official MEDLINE, Mouse Genome Database (MGD), and other relevant journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society and data resources. Mouse Genome, the official journal of the International Committee The emphasis of manuscripts accepted for Mammalian Ge- for Standardized Genetic Nomenclature for Mice, have merged nome is changing to reflect scientific advances and increased in- into a single journal, Mammalian Genome, Incorporating Mouse terest in functional studies. Therefore, Brief Data Reports, where Genome. the new data consists solely of mapping information, will no In the process of merging these journals, a number of changes longer be published except for those already accepted by the jour- have occurred. The Aims and Scope of the journal has been revised nal (see below). Papers containing other substantial new biological to read as follows: "Mammalian Genome is devoted to studies of data in conjunction with mapping data continue to be welcome. mammalian genomics and genetics, serving as a vehicle for the For example, studies that include expression of the mapped gene, dissemination of work in the emerging field of functional genom- its metabolic pathway, or relationships among gene family mem- ics. Mammalian Genome focuses on the experimental, theoretical, bers are excellent candidates for Mammalian Genome publication. and technical aspects of genomics and genetics in mouse, human, Readers are also encouraged to submit proposals for contributions, and other species, particularly those aspects bearing on studies of including review articles and timely commentary. gene function. The journal aims to publish high quality original Brief Data Reports on mouse mapping data are accepted by the papers that present novel findings in all areas of mammalian ge- Mouse Genome Database (MGD) as electronic data submissions. netic research as well as reviews on areas of topical interest. The For each submission, an electronic reference is generated that can journal will also feature commentary and editorial to alert and be used on the author's curriculum vitae. An abstract (optional) inform readers of developments in the areas of mammalian genet- may be included. Any type of data that MGD holds can be sub- ics and functional genomics. Special emphasis is placed on: gene mitted as an electronic contribution, although mapping data sets structure and expression studies; mutagenesis, the characterization and data on molecular probes and clones are currently the most of new mutations and the identification of animal models of human common. Each electronic submission receives a permanent MGD genetic disorders; genetic, physical, and comparative mapping, accession number. Mammalian Genome will publish lists of these particularly for the study of gene function; genetic analysis of MGD contributions, providing accession number, chromosome, complex traits; informatics as related to genome analysis and func- and newly mapped locus as a cross-reference for readers. tional genomics; novel technical approaches." There are general instructions for data submission to MGD A new Editorial Board has been formed that includes individu- on-line at http://www.informatics.jax.org/doc/submit.html or as- als from the Editorial Boards of the previously separate journals. sistance can be obtained by sending email to MGD User Support Dr. S.D.M. Brown, MRC Mouse Genome Centre, has joined Drs. at mgi-help@ informatics.jax.org. In future, specific submissions L.M. Silver of Princeton University and J.l-l. Nadeau of Case interfaces will be developed for direct submissions. Western Reserve University as Editors for Mammalian Genome. The journal has been positively impacted by a 20% increase in the number of pages to be published each year. In addition, an on-line version is now available via Springer-Verlag's LINK system Lee M. Silver Janan T. Eppig (http://Iink.springer-ny.com), as well as the continuation of its pub- Joseph H. Nadeau Josephine Peters lication as a monthly print periodical. The LINK system will pro- Steve D.M. Brown Informatics Editors vide hypertext links within each Mammalian Genome article to Editors
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