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2015 - July-September issue

This issue published all articles accepted between July 1st and Sept. 30th, 2015.

Interview Article

Discoveries Interview: Professor Roman Zubarev on the revolution in polypeptide sequencing

Read FULL ARTICLE (pdf)  Citation & References  DOI: 10.15190/d.2015.39

Roman Zubarev, PhD, is a professor of medical proteomics in the Division of Chemistry I, and the Head of the Medical Biochemistry & Biophysics at at KAROLINSKA Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Professor Zubarev is well known for the development of the fragmentation technique of electron capture dissociation with professor Neil Kelleher (while in Fred McLafferty’s laboratory at Cornell University). He received several important prizes, including the 2007 Biemann Medal for the discovery of the electron capture dissociation for MS.

Editorial Article

An updated h-index measures both the primary and total scientific output of a researcher

Octavian Bucur*, Alex Almasan*, Roman Zubarev, Mark Friedman, Garth L. Nicolson, Pavel Sumazin, Mircea Leabu, Barbara S. Nikolajczyk, Dorina Avram, Tanja Kunej, George A. Calin, Andrew K. Godwin, Hans-Olov Adami, Peter G. Zaphiropoulos, Des R. Richardson, Gerold Schmitt-Ulms, Håkan Westerblad, Megan Keniry, Georges E. R. Grau, Salvatore Carbonetto, Radu V. Stan, Aurel Popa-Wagner, Kasumov Takhar, Beverly W. Baron, Paul J. Galardy, Feng Yang, Dipak Data, Oluwole Fadare, KT Jerry Yeo, Georgiana R. Gabreanu, Stefan Andrei, Georgiana R. Soare, Mark A. Nelson, Elisa A. Liehn*
Read FULL ARTICLE (pdf)  Citation, Abstract & References  DOI: 10.15190/d.2015.42  Citations: 4  PubMed   
Corresp. authors' affiliation: * BIDMC, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA; Aachen University Klinikum, Aachen, Germany
Review Article

The Biological Functions of Non-coding RNAs: From a Line to a Circle

Nan Wu, Burton B Yang*
Read FULL ARTICLE (pdf)  Citation, Abstract & References  DOI: 10.15190/d.2015.40 Editor: T. Kunej, PhD (Ljubljana)
Corresp. author's affiliation: * University of Toronto, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Toronto, Canada
Discoveries in Images

Nano-level morphology of scar tissue after myocardial infarction

Zhuojun Wu, Adelina Curaj, Mareike Staudt, Victor Ponomarinov, Leonardus Decker, Mihaela Rusu*
Read FULL ARTICLE (pdf)  Citation, Abstract & References  DOI: 10.15190/d.2015.41 Editor: O. Bucur, MD, PhD (Boston)  
Corresp. author's affiliation: * Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research, University Hospital Aachen, Germany

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  • 2020, August| For Authors!

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  • 2020, April | For Authors!

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  • 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 10, 2019. Our next step is ISI Web of Science 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!

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  • 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

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  • 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
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  • 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.

  • 2013, July | Manuscript Submission

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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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