American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
The American Thoracic Society, the medical section of the American Lung
Association, is pleased to announce that the full text of the American
Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology is now available online.
The first issue of the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular
Biology was launched in July 1989. Also known as the Red Journal, AJRCMB
was developed to address the shift in modern pulmonary science to lung
cell and molecular biology.
AIMS AND SCOPE
The AJRCMB publishes papers that report significant and original
observations in the area of pulmonary biology. The focus of the Journal
includes, but is not confined to, cellular, biochemical, molecular,
developmental, genetic, and immunologic studies of lung cells and
Readers in many countries in Europe and Asia will find speedier service
The online journal contain the full content of each issue, including all
figures and tables. In addition, the full text is searchable by keyword,
and the cited references include hyperlinks to Medline and to the full
text of many other online journals.
Online full-text content begins with the July 1997 issues, and will expand
with each month's new issues. Abstracts and tables of contents are online
beginning with 1994 issues. All online content is searchable.
Each issue will be placed online on the date it is mailed to subscribers;
therefore the online site will be available prior to receipt of your paper
In addition, the table of contents of the upcoming issues will regularly
be placed online, as a "future table of contents."
Readers can register to receive an email message with the table of
contents of each newly-published issue, and of each "future table of
The Web site also provides access to information about the journal (such
as Instructions to Authors, the Editorial Board, and subscription
information and on-line subscription ordering), as well as access to other
The full-text articles on the site are free and available to all on the
Internet through August 1998. Thereafter, access will be by institutional
site license, which comes with all institutional subscriptions, or by
We very much encourage you, on your first visit to the sites, to "sign the
guestbook." This will take only a minute or two, and will give us helpful
information about who the online readers are, and how they are connecting
to us. In addition, we would appreciate comments, critiques, questions,
or suggestions from you; these can be sent via the Feedback button found
on all pages of the site. Feedback from readers will help us decide what
new features would be most valuable for the site and how well it is
working for its readers.
The site is being produced in conjunction with Stanford University's
HighWire Press, which also works with other medical/research journals,
such as Science Magazine, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, and
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A list of online
journals and URLs is available at
(Please bring this message to the attention of colleagues
who may be interested in ATS journals.)