Nature Publishing Group partners NTU on new online-only OA journal npj Biofilms and Microbiomes


PRESS RELEASE FROM NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP 12 May 2014 : “Nature Publishing Group (NPG) with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) today announce a new online-only open-access journal,  npj Biofilms and Microbiomes. Leading NTU’s effort in this new initiative is its Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE), a national research institute that aims to harness the powers of micro-organisms for environmental and water sustainability. npj Biofilms and Microbiomes is one of the first three journals to launch as part of the ‘Nature Partner Journal’ series.

The editorial team will be led by Editor in Chief Staffan Normark, permanent secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Professor of Medical Microbiology at Karolinska Institutet.

Launching in Q2 2014, npj Biofilms and Microbiomes will promote biofilm research across a wide spectrum of scientific disciplines. The journal will establish a platform for cross-disciplinary discussions and allow for the understanding of the biology and ecology of biofilm populations and communities, as well as applications so derived across medical, environmental and engineering domains.”

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