Lab’s Second Journal Debuts

The Long Island, N.Y.-based Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory recently began publishing its second journal. Cancer Cells: A Monthly Review made its debut in September, joining Genes and Development, the lab’s 2 1/2-year-old periodical. “The lab has a big, publishing program, but it’s primarily books,” says Paula Kiberstis, Cancer Cells' editor. Kiberstis foresees even more Cold Spring Harbor journals in the pipeline: “The publications program is moving in that direction,” she says.

The purpose of the new journal, says its editor, is “to get clinicians who are treating cancer patients to interact and to read a bit more about what molecular biologists are doing in the lab, and vice versa.” The 29 scientists on Cancer Cells advisory editorial board were selected because of their different perspectives on the field; only one, Michael Wigler, is associated with the lab. Although the journal has four staffers, Kiberstis is the...

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