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New Journal Wants Worm Papers!

Nobody nobody at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Fri May 25 16:30:34 EST 2001

The International Behavioral And Neural Genetic Society (IBANGS;
http://www.ibngs.org/) is announcing the establishment of a new journal
Genes, Brain and Behavior (G2B) which will be published jointly by
IBANGS and Munksgaard from Copenhagen, Denmark. Munksgaard is a full
subsidiary of Blackwell Science. Both publishing houses have a large
experience in publishing high quality scholarly journals in
collaboration with many different learned societies. The first issue of
G2B will be launched at the 2001 IBANGS meeting in San Diego and
manuscripts for inclusion in the inaugural issue can now be submitted
for publication.  As you can see- there are a number of C. elegans
researchers who have agreed to serve on the editorial board.I am the
Associate Editor responsible for any C. elegans papers, so I am asking
anyone with interestaing data to consider G2B!!  Here is the letter from
the editor:

Dear Colleagues,

The International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society was founded in
1996, aiming to bring together scientists working in the fields of
behavioral and neural genetics. IBANGS has experienced rapid growth in
the years since and now has over 400 members worldwide, that work on a
variety of subjects using a multitude of organisms (including
Caenorhabditis elegans, Drosophila melanogaster, rodents, and humans).

The Society is now entering a new phase of its existence with the
creation of a new journal, Genes, Brain and Behavior, to be published by
Munksgaard International Publishers. Genes, Brain and Behavior, or G2B
for short, will publish behavioral and neural genetics in its broadest
sense, defined as any article addressing problems in behavior or
neuroscience using genetic research strategies. The emphasis will be on
the analysis of the behavioral and neural phenotypes under
consideration, the unifying theme being the genetic approach as a tool
to increase our understanding of these phenotypes. It is our conviction
that now, when the Human and Mouse Genome Projects have just been
completed and many new techniques are being applied to the analysis of
brain and behavior, the publication of a journal covering the complete
field of behavioral and neural genetics is particularly timely.

In addition to the usual mix of Research Articles, Reviews, and Short
Communications, the journal will publish Book Reviews, Letters to the
Editor (on articles published in the journal), and Commentaries (opinion
pieces on topics of general interest to the behavioral neurogenetics
community). Timely expert review will be assured by a slate of
world-class scientists, all active researchers in behavioral
neurogenetics, that have agreed to serve as Associate Editors and
members of the Editorial Board (for a listing see below).

The Editors and the Publisher are committed to rapid publication,
working preferentially through the Internet, from submission to
publication, to reduce the time needed for the editorial process. The
print version of the journal will appear quarterly.

The first issue of G2B will be presented during the forthcoming Fourth
Annual Meeting of IBANGS in San Diego (November 8-10, 2001). We are
therefore now starting to accept submissions for papers for publication.
Suggestions for Book Reviews and Commentaries are also welcome.
=46ull Instructions for Authors can be found on the website.

It is our hope that many of you will join us in this exciting endeavor.

Sincerely yours,

Wim E. Crusio (Worcester, MA, USA)

Associate Editors

Daniel Goldowitz (Memphis, TN, USA
Steven O. Moldin (NIMH, Rockville, MD, USA)
Catherine H. Rankin (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Marla B. Sokolowski (Toronto, Ont., Canada)
David P. Wolfer (Zurich, Switzerland)

Reviews Editor

Robert T. Gerlai (Indianapolis, IN, USA)

Editorial Board
Enrico Alleva (Rome, Italy)
=46loyd Bloom (La Jolla, CA, USA)
Maja Bucan (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
John Carlson (New Haven, CT, USA)
=46rancoise Clerget-Darpoux (Le Kremlin Bic=EAtre, France)
John Crabbe (Portland, OR, USA)
Jacqueline Crawley (Bethesda, MD, USA)
Mara Diersen (Barcelona, Spain)
Alberto Ferrus (Madrid, Spain)
=46red Gage (San Diego, CA, USA)
Michela Gallagher (Baltimore, MD, USA)
David Goldman (Bethesda, MD, USA)
Seth Grant (Edinburgh, UK)
David Hay (Perth, WA, Australia)
Martin Heisenberg (W=FCrzburg, Germany)
Serge Laroche (Orsay, France)
Hanspeter Lipp (Zurich, Switzerland)
Jacques Mallet (Paris, France)
Terry McGuire (Piscataway, NJ, USA)
Ikue Mori (Nagoya, Japan)
Pierre Morm=E8de (Bordeaux, France)
Uli M=FCller (Berlin, Germany)
Cahir O'Kane (Cambridge, UK)
Martin Schalling (Stockholm, Sweden)
Joseph S. Takahashi (Evanston, IL, USA)
Susumu Tonegawa (Boston, USA)
Tim Tully (Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA)
Homero Vallada (S=E3o Paulo, Brazil)
Christine van Broeckhoven (Antwerp, Belgium)
=46red van Leuven (Leuven, Belgium)
Douglas Wahlsten (Edmonton, AB, Canada)


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