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DISCOVERIES - 2014, No. 2 (APRIL-JUNE)

DISCOVERIES ISSN 2359–7232

2014, No. 2 (April-June)

Manuscripts for this issue are now published.
Articles Featured on the Cover:
- upper picture: NET formation is induced by E. coli (1h)
(Mona Saffarzadeh et al., Discoveries 2014)

- lower picture: PLK1 proto-oncogene inhibits FOXO3 tumor suppressors
(Octavian Bucur et al., Discoveries 2014)


INTERVIEW Article

Discoveries Interview: Prof. Nikolaos G. Frangogiannis on the cardiac injury and repair processes

Read FULL ARTICLE (pdf)  Summary, Citation & References  DOI: 10.15190/d.2014.12 


Prof. Nikolaos G. Frangogiannis is a Professor of Cardiology, in the Department of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, in New York, USA and the Edmond J. Safra/ Republic National Bank of New York Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine.

Dr. Frangogiannis received his medical degree from the University of Athens Medical School and completed residency training in Internal Medicine (Clinical Investigator Pathway). After a fellowship in Cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Frangogiannis joined the faculty at BaylorRead more 


ORIGINAL Articles

PLK1 is a binding partner and a negative regulator of FOXO3 tumor suppressor

Octavian Bucur, Andreea Lucia Stancu, Maria Sinziana Muraru, Armelle Melet, Stefana Maria Petrescu and Roya Khosravi-Far* 
Read FULL ARTICLE (pdf)  Suppl. Material (pdf)  Abstract, Citation & References DOI:10.15190/d.2014.8  Citations: 12  PubMed
*Corresp. author's affiliation: BIDMC & Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Characterization of rapid neutrophil extracellular trap formation and its cooperation with phagocytosis in human neutrophils

Mona Saffarzadeh*, Hector A. Cabrera-Fuentes, Florian Veit, Dongsheng Jiang, Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek, Christian Gille, Suzan H. M. Rooijakkers, Dominik Hartl and Klaus T. Preissner
*Corresp. author's affiliation: Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany & University Medical Center Mainz, Mainz, Germany;

Data integration of 104 studies related with microRNA epigenetics revealed that miR-34 gene family is silenced by DNA methylation in the highest number of cancer types

Ziga Strmsek, Tanja Kunej*
*Corresp. author's affiliation: Chair of Genetics, Animal Biotechnology and Immunology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


FOCUSED REVIEWS and PERSPECTIVE Articles

New Frontiers for the NFIL3 bZIP Transcription Factor in Cancer, Metabolism and Beyond

Megan Keniry*, Robert K. Dearth, Michael Persans, and Ramon Parsons**
Read FULL ARTICLE (pdf)  Abstract, Citation & References  DOI: 10.15190/d.2014.7  Citations: 6  PubMed   
Corresp. author's affiliation: *University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX, USA &
** Chair of Department of Oncological Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA

Present and Future Applications of High Resolution Mass Spectrometry in the Clinic

Christopher A. Crutchfield and William Clarke* 
Read FULL ARTICLE (pdf)  Abstract, Citation & References  DOI: 10.15190/d.2014.9  Citations: 0
*Corresp. author's affiliation: Director of Clinical Toxicology and Point-of-Care Testing, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

News & Events Latest news from Discoveries

  • 2020, April | For Authors!

    WE DO NOT TOLERATE ANY MISCONDUCT! Please be aware that we are testing all received articles with specialized software for PLAGIARISM and WE WILL TAKE MEASURES if your article is already published or in consideration for publication by other journals! This may result in serious professional consequences for the authors. The latest striking case is the following article which is already published and was re-submitted here.  

  • 2020, April | For Authors!

    We are happy to let you know that all articles published in Discoveries are now included in PubMedCentral (PMC). New accepted articles will be included in PMC and PubMed within 1-2 weeks after their publication.

  • 2020, January | For Authors!

    Starting in January 2020, Discoveries will also consider articles submitted by Discoveries' Editorial Board members. However, only a small number of such articles (maximum 4 articles/year) will be considered for publication after the peer-review process, and the authors who are also our editors will be clearly disclosed.  

  • 2019, September | Indexed by PMC

    Discoveries is now indexed by PubMedCentral and Pubmed. The agreement with US National Library of Medicine was signed on September 10th, 2019. Our next step is ISI indexing. NOTE: previously published articles will be included on PubMed in early 2020.

  • 2019, September | PubMed inclusion!

    We are happy to let you know that Discoveries successfuly passed the last step (Technical Review) required for PubMedCentral and PubMed inclusion!

  • 2019, July | PubMed inclusion News!

    We are happy to receive positive comments from PMC/NLM-NIH regarding Discoveries' last step (Technical Review) required for PubMedCentral and PubMed inclusion. We will let you know once whole indexing process is completed. 

  • 2019| Sharing and Distribution!

    All articles published in Discoveries are Open Access articles distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and it is not used for commercial purposes.

  • 2018-2019 | For Authors!

    From now on and for at least 1 year, we will only accept articles from authors that are NOT members of Discoveries' Editorial Board. All articles submitted by our editors will be immediately rejected until further notice (one accepted article was already rejected). 

  • 2018 | PubMed inclusion News!

    Discoveries successfully passed the Scientific Quality Review by NLM-NIH for PubMedCentral and PubMed indexing. This is the first and the most important step towards PubMedCentral and PubMed indexing! The second (last) step is the Technical Review.

  • 2016, April | Faster Peer-Review

    Starting on April 13th 2016, all articles selected for a peer-review will receive the post peer-review decision within ~10 days. The initial pre-screening time will remain the same (48h from the submission of the manuscript). This decision will significantly accelerate the publication, with no effect on the quality of the peer-review process.

  • 2016, February | Manuscript submission

    Discoveries is commited to excellence, quality and high editorial standards. We are receiving an increasing number of manuscripts for which the identity of the authors/corresponding author can't be verified. Please NOTE that ALL these articles were and will be immediately REJECTED. Indicating an institutional email address is the easiest way to overcome this problem! Moreover, we do not accept any pressure on our editorial board to accept a manuscript. This results in a prompt rejection of the article.

    Editorial Policies
  • 2016, January | Main Objective

    After reaching all proposed milestones until now (including being indexed by Google Scholar in 2014), Discoveries' next Aim is PubMed indexing of all its articles (already published and upcoming). There will be no charge for the submission or publication of articles before Discoveries is indexed.

  • 2015, August | Discoveries - on PubMed

    We are happy to announce that our first Discoveries articles were included in PMC and PubMed. More articles (submitted by NIH funded authors) are now processed for being included.

    Discoveries articles now on PubMed
  • 2015, April | Special Issue

    DISCOVERIES published the SPECIAL ISSUE entitled "INFLAMMATION BETWEEN DEFENSE AND DISEASE: Impact on Tissue Repair and Chronic Sickness".

    Special Issue on "Inflammation"
  • 2015 | Ischemia Collection

    DISCOVERIES launched a call for papers for a Collection of Articles with focus on "ISCHEMIA". If you are interested to submit a manuscript, please contact us at info@discoveriesjournals.org

  • 2014, September | Special Issue

    DISCOVERIES just publish the SPECIAL ISSUE entitled "CELL SECRETION & MEMBRANE FUSION" in September 2014. Initially scheduled for publication between October 2014-March 2015, this issue was successfully published earlier than scheduled. 

    Special Issue
  • 2014, April | Indexed by Google Scholar

    All our published articles are now indexed by Google Scholar! First citations to Discoveries articles are included! Search for the article's title (recommended) or the authors:

    Google Scholar Search
  • 2014 | DISCOVERIES

    DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) are now assigned to all our published manuscripts in Discoveries. DOI uniquely identifies an article and is provided by CrossRef.

    CrossRef
  • 2013, July | Manuscript Submission

    Submit your manuscript FREE, FAST and EASY ! (in less than 1 minute)! There are NO fees for the manuscript submission or publishing of the accepted manuscripts.
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  • 2013, July | DISCOVERIES

    We are now ACCEPTING MANUSCRIPTS for publishing in DISCOVERIES. We aim publishing a small number of high impact experimental articles & reviews (around 40/year) to maintain a high impact factor. Domains of interest: all areas related to Medicine, Biology and Chemistry ...

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