Reviews in Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine

Reviews in Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine

Online ISBN: 9783527600908

DOI: 10.1002/3527600906

Editor(s): Dr. Robert A. Meyers


Since October 2011, our users benefit from regular updates to the content of EMCBMM.

The next update will be in October 2014, when new articles will be added covering key topics in 'Synthetic Biology'.

The Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine covers both the molecular and cellular basis of life and medicine. Since its origins, the Encyclopedia has expanded, through two print editions, to contain more than 480 articles. Each begins with a glossary of keywords, a concise definition of the subject and its importance, followed by a detailed review and bibliography.

Our articles are self-contained treatments of a given topic with usually over 100 references and 10 to 20 figures and tables. This gives the Encyclopedia a unique place among all publications and it is thus an authoritative reference source for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, librarians and researchers in industry and government. Each subject is presented on a ‘first-principles’ basis, including mathematical treatment as appropriate, tables of key data, detailed black and white figures as well as selected color figures. Each article is a self-contained “mini-book”, accessible to readers at every level of expertise. The value to libraries and readers, given the vast amount of data on the web, lies in organized, cross-referenced, peer-reviewed expositions, which serve to explain and bring together the data provided by the myriad of biological journals and websites.

The online publication has now become the focus of expansion, with comprehensive treatment of each new topic in the form of additional print volumes. Our approach to this is to focus on newly emerging, cross-cutting subjects. Existing articles will be updated and additional articles will be prepared on these subjects, covering topics which have become more prominent since our last printed manuscripts were prepared in 2004. These will be published as one- or two-volume handbooks and also will be published as updates to the online Encyclopedia.