Thursday, August 09, 2007

First issue of IET Synthetic Biology

The first issue of (yet) another journal related to systems&synthetic biology is now online. IET Synthetic Biology will be freely available during this year. This issue covers several works from iGEM and the editorial is worth a read to have a look at the future direction of the journal.

In addition to conventional research and review articles, we see an important need for practical articles describing technical advances and innovative methods useful in synthetic biology. We will encourage submission of technical articles that might describe novel BioBrick components, construction techniques, characterisation of a new biological circuit, new software or a practical ‘hands-on’ guide to the construction of new instrumentation or a biological device.

In addition to the print journal, we are developing associated web resources. These will include a repository of online video resources, specialised review material and research tools for synthetic biology.

Some journals tracking similar fields:
Molecular Systems Biology
BMC Systems Biology
Systems and Synthetic Biology
HSFP Journal
IET Systems Biology