The Journal of Antibiotics partners with
Nature Publishing Group
July 25, 2008
Dear Sir

Thank you for your continued interest in The Journal of Antibiotics (JA), an official journal of the Japan Antibiotics Research Association.

We are pleased to announce to our readers our new publishing partnership with Nature Publishing Group (NPG), a renowned international science publishers, to publish The Journal of Antibiotics from January 2009.

JA marked its 61st anniversary this year. We are proud that over its history JA has published many milestone papers, including important findings of novel immunosuppressants and microbially fabricated anti-hyperlipidemia drugs, as well as many novel antibiotics. With the fast-changing environment that surrounds science communication and academic publishing, we decided to work with NPG in order to receive their expert support in the different aspects of publishing so that the journal can attain further successes in the future.

The journal will continue to be editorially independent, and our Editorial Board members, under the leadership of Dr Satoshi Omura of Kitasato Institute for Life Sciences, Kitasato University, will work to ensure the quality of the journal content. From January 2009, JA issues will be published and sold by NPG in a renewed format - both in print and online. Consequently, subscription orders and renewal orders for the 2009 volume and onwards shall be handles by NPG. Changes to subscription options and 2009 prices, together with detailed ordering information, will be announced in separately.

Thank you very much in advance for your understanding and we look forward to your continued support.

With best wishes,
Jingoro Shimada, M.D., Ph.D.
President
Japan Antibiotics Research Association

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