The Scientist is undergoing a major transformation. With the January 7, 2002 issue, The Scientist will unveil its completely redesigned print format. The current circulation of The Scientist (50,000 copies in the U.S.) will be immediately expanded with an additional 25,000 in Europe and Canada making it one of the most widely distributed life science magazines in the world.
The Scientists readers are being profoundly affected by changes in Internet technology. These changes affect scientific research, patterns of information exchange, employment opportunities, and collaboration options. As a result of the partnership, all of these issues will now be covered in further depth in The Scientist.
The Scientist will therefore become an even more important information resource for researchers in the life sciences, and a vital platform for advertisers.
The editorial team of The Scientist will collaborate with editorial groups working within BioMed Central, including the team creating the new and innovative publication Faculty of 1000 an online service highlighting the most interesting papers published in the life sciences, based on recommendations from over 1000 leading life scientists.
Dr. Eugene Garfield, President and Editor in Chief of The Scientist, states:
"Faculty of 1000 will contribute expert opinion to The Scientist through critical assessment of scientific literature. Combined with its many other established editorial features, such as Hot Papers and research news this original content makes The Scientist a must-read."
Vitek Tracz, Chairman of the Current Science Group, said: