ASH to Expand Family of Blood Journals with Launch of New Cutting-Edge Publication
Robert S. Negrin, MD, of Stanford
University Named Founding Editor-in-Chief of Blood Advances™
Published on: March 24, 2016
(WASHINGTON, March 24, 2016) – The American
Society of Hematology (ASH) will launch an open-access journal to complement Blood,
its flagship publication and the most-cited journal in hematology. Blood
Advances™ will offer a unique focus on scholarly and educational content
that complements and expands on topics beyond the scope addressed in Blood.
An online platform that provides opportunities for increased communication
between authors and readers will be a hallmark of ASH’s new publication.
Following an international search, Robert S.
Negrin, MD, professor of medicine at Stanford University and associate editor
of Blood, has been named founding editor-in-chief.
“It is an honor to oversee the launch of Blood
Advances, the first expansion of the trusted brand of Blood,
which continues to be the premier journal in hematology,” said Dr. Negrin. “Blood
Advances will allow ASH to more completely address the needs of our
members by disseminating scholarly information on an expanded array of topics
that are not comprehensively served by any other journal. Our innovative online
platform will serve as an incubator to test novel methods of communication and
interaction with our community.”
By accepting manuscripts deemed to be either
novel or definitive, Blood Advances will publish important studies
believed to be of great interest to the ASH membership. Furthermore, the online
platform of Blood Advances will facilitate active interaction between
readers and authors, and utilize advancements in video and graphics, including
visual abstracts and enhanced commentary.
Blood Advances will announce a call for papers during the summer of
2016, and the first issue will launch at the 58th ASH Annual Meeting in San
Diego, December 3-6, 2016.
“After 70 years of excellence in Blood,
the intersection of technological innovation and rapid scientific discovery in
hematology makes now the perfect time for ASH to introduce this new journal,”
said 2016 ASH President, Charles S. Abrams, MD, of the University of
Pennsylvania. “Blood Advances will complement ASH’s outstanding
portfolio of high-caliber scientific and clinical publications and set a new
standard in electronic publishing.”
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) (www.hematology.org)
is the world’s largest professional society of hematologists dedicated to
furthering the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders
affecting the blood. For more than 50 years, the Society has led the
development of hematology as a discipline by promoting research, patient care,
education, training, and advocacy in hematology. The official journal of ASH is
Blood (www.bloodjournal.org), the most cited
peer-reviewed publication in the field, which is available weekly in print and
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