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New journal crosses disciplines

A peer-reviewed journal that will publish papers relating to both physics and the life sciences was launched this month by the United Kingdom's Royal Society.Journal of the Royal Society, Interface is the science academy's first cross-disciplinary journal. Its first paper was published on May 6, focusing on the use of structural engineering tools to explain the behavior of the cornea.Speaking at the launch of Interface, Robert May, president of the Royal Society, said: “This fusion of engi

Catherine Brahic(Catherine@brahic.net)

A peer-reviewed journal that will publish papers relating to both physics and the life sciences was launched this month by the United Kingdom's Royal Society.

Journal of the Royal Society, Interface is the science academy's first cross-disciplinary journal. Its first paper was published on May 6, focusing on the use of structural engineering tools to explain the behavior of the cornea.

Speaking at the launch of Interface, Robert May, president of the Royal Society, said: “This fusion of engineering and medical science is an excellent example of the type of cross-disciplinary research which Interface will cover. The aim is for the journal to peer review and publish excellent scientific research at the interface between the biological and physical sciences.”

“Methodologies from disciplines such as chemistry, computer science, or physics can provide insight into biological and medical sciences. Equally, advances in the life sciences are leading to innovations in the...

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