We are pleased to announce that Toxins recently established a new section entitled "Bacterial Toxins". Prof. Dr. Vernon L. Tesh from the Texas A&M University Health Science Center serves as the founding Section Editor-in-Chief. We have invited leading experts to join the Section Editorial Board to review manuscripts and serve as guest editors for special issues. More details regarding the "Bacterial Toxins" section can be found here.
The New Year provides me with the opportunity to thank all our authors, referees and readers for their valuable contribution to Toxins. By submitting and evaluating papers they have shaped the scientific content of the journal and thus generated its high standards. We sincerely do hope that you continue to support Toxins and thus contribute to the quality and scientific impact of the journal.
Prof. Dr. med. Florian Lang
We are pleased to report the first Impact Factor for Toxins for 2012. According to the newly released 2012 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2013), the Impact Factor for Toxins is 2.129. Toxins enters the ranking in the category 'Toxicology' placed 50 out of 85 (Q2). It is the highest ranking general toxinology open access journal, covering toxins from animal, plant or microbial origin.
We are pleased to report that special issue "Anthrax Toxin" has been successfully closed. 14 papers have been published in this issue.
Dr. Jean-Nicolas Tournier, the Guest Editor of this issue, says "The wide-ranging set of articles from authors all over the world reflects the growing importance of anthrax toxin research studies. The articles cover a comprehensive set of topics that deal with toxins molecular specificity, cellular targets, organ disruption, host effects, as well as therapeutics. These articles reflect the actual knowledge on anthrax toxins and open new perspectives in the field."
A new special issue on this topic is planned to be set up soon for the year 2013, aiming to further encourage scholars in this field to share their research results in a timely way.
We are pleased to announce that Toxins was accepted for coverage in the following Thomson Reuters products: Science Citation Index Expanded (available as the Web of Science), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Biological Abstracts and BIOSIS Previews. All content published in Toxins since its launch in 2009 will be included.
The inclusion of Toxins in these Thomson Reuters products means that papers published in this journal will reach a far wider audience. Coverage in the Science Citation Index Expanded means that Toxins should receive an impact factor soon.