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Welcome to the International Journal of Neonatal Screening

Swiss Newborn Screening Laboratory, Children's Research Center, University Children's Hospital, Steinwiesstr. 75, CH-8032 Zurich, Switzerland
Int. J. Neonatal Screen. 2015, 1(1), 1-2;
Received: 15 December 2014 / Accepted: 18 December 2014 / Published: 31 December 2014
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“Third time is a charm”, with this adage I would like to introduce the International Journal of Neonatal Screening (IJNS). Why three times? Well, this is the third time that the International Society for Neonatal Screening (ISNS) has launched its official journal. The first one, Screening, began in 1992, one year after the constitution of ISNS. In 1996, after Vol. 4 No.4 was printed, the publication of Screening had to be stopped. It was too expensive for the small number of members, and there were not enough institutional subscriptions (if any at all), that could compensate for the deficit. Since Screening was never indexed, the large number of high quality articles dealing with newborn screening aspects that were published in the four volumes have stayed invisible for most of the scientific community. In 1996 ISNS and the Journal of Medical Screening (JMS) agreed to have JMS as the society’s journal, but unfortunately over the years only a few manuscripts from ISNS members were submitted to JMS. Despite the efforts of ISNS council members, the situation did not change and JMS and the ISNS council decided to discontinue the collaboration from 2002. Since then, ISNS has had no official journal, and the ISNS newsletter has been until now the only forum for information exchange between members. But now, after 13 years of abstinence, ISNS makes a new attempt—the third one.[...] View Full-Text
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