It’s just come to my attention that there will soon be a new scientific journal totally dedicated to this fascinating area of science engineering named accordingly Synthetic Biology.
The new journal will be published by Wiley & Sons and has a respectable editorial board headed by Adam P. Arkin (Berkeley). The board includes well known researchers in this emerging field of bioengineering like Pamela Silver (Harvard), Luis Serrano (EMBL Spain), Ron Weiss (Princeton), Christina Smolke (Caltech) and more.
The new journal is described as follows:
Synthetic Biology as a journal will provide a forum for scientific inquiry in this field. The core will be publishing of Research Articles and Technical Reports that exemplify the cutting edge in both foundations and application for synthetic biology. Perspectives and Reviews will help track the major technical innovations and challenges and the rapid evolution of thought that characterizes this new field and engage the community in discussion of the impact of this science on biology, biotechnology, society, and the economy.
The journal is now accepting research articles, perspectives, reviews and spec sheets. I find the idea of spec sheets in biology, just brilliant (ex: BBa_F2620 Data Sheet pdf).
From some research presentations/articles I’ve already had a chance to look at, the first issue of Synthetic Biology will surely be a success.