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The Service des publications scientifiques, or Publications Service, is responsible for the publication of the two international journals of the Institut Pasteur, Microbes and Infection and Research in Microbiology, as well as that of the French collection of monographs, the Annales de l'Institut Pasteur/actualités.
Microbes and Infection
"Microbes and Infection, a Journal on Infectious Agents and Host Defenses", was launched in 1999. The Editor-in Chief is S.H.E. Kaufmann, D.M. Ojcius the Review Editor, and A. Sher and P. Truffa-Bachi are Forum Editors. An international editorial board of 45 includes 9 scientists from Institut Pasteur. Fifteen peer-reviewed issues are published per year with the most advanced research in all fields of infection and immunity. The journal brings together original reports, reviews, and discussion papers dealing with the different levels of host-microbe interactions, and in particular, the molecular and cell biology of interactions between hosts and microbes (viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi; also prions); the local response of infected organs and tissues, including local immunity and pathology; animal models of infectious diseases, including defense against microorganisms in non-mammalian organisms; vaccine development; and clinical and epidemiological studies. Selected case reports are regularly included, along with brief accounts of clinical trials and major improvements in diagnosis. The journal is indexed in Medline, Premedline, Excerpta Medica, Embase, Current Contents (Life Sciences) and Science Citation Index. On-line subscriptions through ScienceDirect doubled in 2001. Forums and mini-forums published in 2001 include the following titles. "Microbiology and immunology: lessons learned from Salmonella"; "Inhibitory receptors of mononuclear phagocytes"; "Regulatory T cells in the control of immune responses"; "Hendra and Nipah viruses"; "Pathogenicity islands"; "Microsporidia: ubiquitous intracellular parasites"; and "From genome to function". Full-length articles are available on-line through the Pasteur library. http://www.pasteur.fr/infosci/publisci/
Research in Microbiology
Research in Microbiology is the direct descendant of the original Pasteur periodical entitled Annales de l'Institut Pasteur, created in 1887 by Emile Duclaux under the patronage of Louis Pasteur. It has undergone many changes over the past 100 years, reflecting the evolution in scientific publishing, but has consistently maintained the Pasteur tradition by publishing original reports on all aspects of microbiology, including general and molecular microbiology, physiology and microbial genetics, environmental and applied microbiology, industrial microbiology, mycology and medical microbiology. It now also covers microbial genomics, emerging microbiological diseases and the genetics of virulence.
In 2001 a special double issue on ABC systems in microorganisms was published. In addition, 19 minireviews on current topics were published along with a preponderance of original articles.
The online manuscript submission and tracking site became operational in late summer of 2001. This site enable authors to directly upload their articles to a member of the Editorial Board, who chooses referees and sends the file to them directly online. This E-submission considerably speeds up all aspects of publication. If and when the article is accepted, it is almost immediately made available online, and is considered to be " in press " ; it remains freely available until it is compiled in a printed issue and in the publisher's database, ScienceDirect. This site, as well as information on the journal, can be found at http://microbio.fontismedia.com
Research in Microbiology currently publishes 10 issues a year containing articles from throughout the world, and has 40 international editors on its board.
The Annales de l'Institut Pasteur/actualités
The Annales de l'Institut Pasteur/actualités (Editor in Chief, Georges Cohen) has recently evolved into a collection of monographs devoted to a given theme, and is available in bookstores and by mail order. Subjects dealt with in 2001include the return of serotherapy, microbiological surveillance, and mitochondrial diseases (a double issue). The year 2002 will witness the publication of monographs devoted to microbial genomics, vaccinology, sensitivity to infectious diseases, and RhoGTPase-controlled signalling pathways associated with human pathologies. Information concerning the collection can be found on the site www.pasteur.fr/infosci/publisci/aipa-presentation.html
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