A cheer went up today in my office when I saw that David Wild and the group at Chemistry Central would soon be releasing an Open Access journal dedicated to Cheminformatics.
The intent of the journal is clear: Chemistry Central announces the imminent launch of the Journal of Cheminformatics.
The Journal of Cheminformatics is devoted to the dissemination of new and original knowledge in all branches of cheminformatics and molecular modelling including:
- chemical information systems, software and databases, and molecular modelling
- chemical structure representations and their use in structure, substructure, and similarity searching of chemical substance and chemical reaction databases
- computer and molecular graphics, computer-aided molecular design, expert systems, QSAR, and data mining techniques
I judge that with David at the helm and with Christoph Steinbeck as Editor in Chief in Europe the quality will be very high and there will not be some of the issues I have commented on previously regarding quality in Open Access journals. I had been thinking of getting together some of my own colleagues to start an Open Access journal about cheminformatics but there is just no time left in my day so I am glad to see that this is being done. Great news for our community.