AMSTERDAM, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
New OA journal brings together leading experts in human, animal and environmental health
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has announced the launch of a new open access journal: One Health. The journal is the Official Journal of the One Health Platform, an international forum that promotes a cross-sectoral and collaborative approach to one health issues, bringing together leading experts from a multitude of research areas.
The launch of the journal stems from the recognition that human, animal and ecosystem health are inseparably linked and that disseminating ideas and cross-fertilizing information between these scientific disciplines contributes to a healthier future for humans, animals and their environment.
One Health will publish high quality research papers, reviews and outbreak reports on inter- and intra-species pathogen transmission and the predisposing factors that lead to their emergence. Research areas include virus discovery, antimicrobial resistance, veterinary science, ecosystem health, food safety, public health and emergency preparedness. The journal will focus heavily on speed of publication and a fair and rigorous peer review process of all papers.
"Bridging the gap between research topics that were traditionally studied in isolation is essential to improving our understanding of the origin, spread and prevention of infectious diseases of humans and animals alike," said Co-Editor-in-Chief of One Health, Ab Osterhaus, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany. "The vast majority of emerging infectious agents in humans cross the species barrier between animals and humans before they start spreading among humans. The journal and Platform will operate in a unique collaboration that aims to break down research discipline barriers and build a 'One Health' community- which has the potential to profoundly change the way we study human, animal and ecosystem health."
Executive Publisher Immunology & Microbiology at Elsevier, Alina Helsloot, commented, "One Health aims to tackle some of the major health issues that are threatening our globalized world today by creating synergies and facilitating the sharing of data and novel scientific findings across sectors, and thereby shaping a new kind of knowledge."
For more information or to submit an article, go to: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/one-health
First articles have been published and are available through ScienceDirect.
About Open Access Publishing at Elsevier
Elsevier has been providing open access publishing options since 2005. Today, researchers can choose to publish open access in over 1,600 established peer-reviewed journals as well as over 250 full open access journals and these numbers will continue to grow rapidly. All of Elsevier's open access publications have been peer reviewed, ensuring that the broader community not only reads the latest research but that it is factual, original and of the highest quality and ethical standards. For more information about Elsevier's open access program, visit http://www.elsevier.com/openaccess.
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