A longtime reader and periodic contributor to a "fast-track" journal the past 21 years and an editorial board member thereof the past nine years, I read with considerable interest the article "Journals Feel Pressure To Speed The Publishing Process" (R. Lewis, The Scientist, Sept. 19, 1994, page 21), but found no mention of the journal Medical Science Research (MSR).
Launched in 1973 by ier Science Publishers (Amsterdam), initially under the title IRCS Medical Science and currently published by Chapman and Hall (London), MSR is unique in publishing short basic and clinical research communications, together with editorials, review articles focusing on emerging "hot spots" in research, letters to the editor, and occasional speculative essays across the entire spectrum of medical sciences very quickly--within an average of four weeks of acceptance.
MSR is led by editor Bernard Dixon, and supported by a distinguished international editorial advisory board, which includes Roy Y. Calne...
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