It is with great sadness that we announce that Kuan-Teh Jeang M.D. Ph.D., Associate Editor for Cell & Bioscience, passed away suddenly in the night of 27th January 2013.
Dr Jeang was a prominent figure in research on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the human tumor virus HTLV, and published prolifically on the disease-causing mechanisms of both these retroviruses. As well as a very successful researcher, he was the Editor-in-Chief of Retrovirology and had served as the president of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America in 2010-2011, two areas in which he was passionate –open access publishing and the representation of Asian-American scientists.
Dr Jeang was not only invaluable to Cell & Bioscience as an Associate Editor but …
Dr Kuan-Teh Jeang, Associate Editor for Cell & Bioscience and Editor-in-Chief of Retrovirology (as well as editorial board member of BMC Biology and BMC Medicine) recently delivered the 2012 NIH George Khoury lecture. The George Khoury lecture is an NIH “named” lectures and represents a high recognition of scientific research. Previous Khoury lecturers included David Baltimore, Phil Sharp, Robert Tjian, Bert Vogelstein, Robert Weinberg amongst others. Dr Jeang spoke on his work regarding HTLV-1 and Adult T-cell leukemia. A videocast of his lecture can be accessed here.
Presentation made by the NIH Director for Intramural Research, Dr Michael Gottesman, to Dr Jeang at the Khoury lecture.
We are pleased to announce that Thomson Reuters (ISI) have accepted Cell & Bioscience for citation tracking and we will be expecting the journal to receive its first Impact Factor in June 2013. This is really a great a achievement for such a new journal and we see it as testament to the high quality articles that the journal is publishing.
We would like to thank all the authors who have submitted to the journal so far. Please do continue submitting to the journal to take advantage of a rapid peer-review process, immediate publication upon acceptance and indexing in PubMed and PubMed Central.
Cell & Bioscience are pleased to announce that they will be publishing a thematic series on the “Structure and mechanism of nanomotors in the cell” in 2013.
The thematic series which is edited by Dr Peixuan Guo is now open for submissions. Please contact Dr Guo if you are interested in contributing to the series.