Genetic Vaccines and Therapy
Publisher: BioMed Central
Genetic Vaccines and Therapy is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, online
journal dedicated to applying new knowledge about genetics in treating
Genetic Vaccines and Therapy is aimed at researchers, clinicians and
biotechnologists, worldwide, in the field of gene-based therapy and drug
delivery. Examples of current topics of interest include: development of
new biocompatible delivery materials, design of effective and safe
vectors, exploration of new strategies for targeting drugs, and
application of siRNA gene silencing to specific disease therapies. The
field of genetic therapy is just beginning to see an increase in
interest and applicability in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology
community, and we have positioned this journal to meet the needs of
workers in this new and highly promising area.
Our goal in creating this new journal was to provide a platform for
materials scientists and gene-delivery specialists, to come together
with researchers and clinicians to explore new ways of combating disease
by using DNA-based therapeutic agents. Traditional gene therapy has been
aimed primarily at correcting hereditary problems; our focus is more
broad, including the use of gene expression vectors for the endogenous
production of factors designed to interfere with a wide range of
diseases, including: asthma, viral infection, cancer and Alzheimer's
disease. We hope that our efforts will be rewarded by an increased
awareness of the tremendous medical potential of gene-based
therapeutics, and an accelerated application of these materials to the
prevention and treatment of a host of diseases.
Genetic Vaccines and Therapy considers the following types of articles:
* Research - reports of original research, detailing new knowledge
in the field.
* Case reports - reports of clinical cases that can be educational,
describe a diagnostic or therapeutic dilemma, suggest an association, or
present an important adverse reaction.
* Commentaries - short, focused and opinionated articles on any
subject within the scope of Genetic Vaccines and Therapy; these articles
are usually related to a contemporary issue, such as recent research
* Methodology articles - present a new experimental method, test or
procedure. The method described may be either completely new, or may
offer a better version of an existing method.
* Reviews - comprehensive, authoritative, descriptions of specific
areas of gene-based therapeutic agents; these are usually written by
opinion leaders, invited by the Editorial Board.
Dr Shyam S Mohapatra
University of South Florida
Abstracts available online. Articles available in HTML and PDF format.
Current Issue: Volume 3:1 (26 January 2005)
Date: 2 Feb. 2005