Scientific publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG), UK, and the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) have announced a new publishing partnership. Under the deal, NPG will publish ACG's official publication, American Journal of Gastroenterology, starting January 2009.
With an Impact Factor of 5.608 (according to the Journal Citation Report, Thomson, 2007), the American Journal of Gastroenterology is claimed to be the number one clinical journal in gastroenterology. The journal is led by Editors-in-Chief Dr. Joel E. Richter, of Temple University, and Dr. Nicholas J. Talley of the Mayo Clinic in Florida.
Aimed at practicing clinicians, articles published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology deal directly with the disorders seen most often in patients. The journal brings a broad-based, interdisciplinary approach to the study of gastroenterology, including articles reporting on current observations, research results, methods of treatment, drugs, epidemiology, and other topics relevant to clinical gastroenterology.
NPG was chosen by the American College of Gastroenterology as the publisher of The American Journal of Gastroenterology because of its strategic capabilities and experience in publishing premier research journals in science and clinical medicine. The journal is currently published by Blackwell Publishing.