Journal of Inflammation
Publisher: BioMed Central
Journal of Inflammation is an Open Access, peer-reviewed online journal
on all aspects of research into inflammation.
The five classical symptoms of inflammation, namely redness (rubor),
swelling (tumour), heat (calor), pain (dolor) and loss of function
(functio laesa), are only part of the story. The term inflammation is
taken to include the full range of underlying cellular and molecular
mechanisms involved, not only in the production of the inflammatory
responses but, more importantly in clinical terms, in the healing
process as well. Thus the journal covers molecular, cellular, animal and
clinical studies, and related aspects of pharmacology, such as
anti-inflammatory drug development, trials and therapeutic developments.
It also considers publication of negative findings.
Journal of Inflammation aims to become the leading online journal on
inflammation and, as online journals replace printed ones over the next
decade, the main Open Access inflammation journal. Open Access
guarantees a larger audience, and thus impact, than any restricted
access equivalent, and increasingly so, as the escalating costs of
printed journals puts them outside University budgets.
The unrestricted access to research findings in inflammation aids in
promoting dynamic and productive dialogue between industrial and
academic members of the inflammation research community, which plays
such an important part in the development of future generations of
Journal of Inflammation considers the following types of articles:
* Research: reports of data from original research.
* Commentaries: short, focused and opinionated articles on any
subject within the journal's scope. These articles are usually related
to a contemporary issue, such as recent research findings. They focus on
specific issues and are about 1500 words.
* Hypothesis: short articles presenting an untested original
hypothesis backed solely by previously published results rather than any
new evidence. They should outline significant progress in thinking that
would also be testable, and be about 1500 words.
* Reviews: comprehensive, authoritative, descriptions of any
subject within the journal's scope. They have an educational aim and are
All articles will be published and listed in PubMed immediately upon
acceptance (after peer review).
Manuscripts should be submitted to Journal of Inflammation
electronically using the online submission system.
Dr Neville Punchard
University of Luton
Dr Cliff J Whelan
University of Luton
Abstracts available online. Articles available in HTML and PDF format.
Current Issue: Volume 2:3 (20 April 2005)
Date: 29 April 2005