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J Biomol Tech. 2004 March; 15(1): 1.
PMCID: PMC2291667

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Gregg B. Fields, Editor-in-Chief

The Journal of Biomolecular Techniques has now reached its 15th year of publication, starting from modest beginnings as ABRF News. The journal has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, and the present issue seems an appropriate place to take stock of the current status of Journal of Biomolecular Techniques. The Journal of Biomolecular Techniques website was opened for public access in May of 2003 (http://jbt.abrf.org). The website is hosted by Highwire Press, and thus possesses many of the same features as the websites of the Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Nucleic Acids Research, Science, etc. Indexing of Journal of Biomolecular Techniques in Medline and Index Medicus began in 2003. Both the independent website and indexing were clearly important steps in enhancing the reputation of Journal of Biomolecular Techniques. In addition, I am most pleased with the quality of science that continues to be published in Journal of Biomolecular Techniques. For example, the research described in “Identification of Phosphorylated and Glycosylated Sites in Peptides by Chemically Targeted Proteolysis” [Journal of Biomolecular Techniques 13, 228–237 (2002) [PubMed]] and “Phosphospecific Proteolysis for Mapping Sites of Protein Phosphorylation” [Nature Biotechnology 21, 1047–1054 (2003)] was featured for discussion in Chemical and Engineering News (September 1, 2003, p. 31, and September 29, 2003, p. 2) and The Scientist (December 1, 2003, p. 30). “Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry: How It All Began,” written by 2002 ABRF Award recipient John B. Fenn, appeared in Journal of Biomolecular Techniques [13, 101–118 (2002) [PubMed]] shortly before Professor Fenn’s award of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in this area. With the far greater recent accessibility, I anticipate the continued presentation of prestigious work in the Journal of Biomolecular Techniques. I also thank the members of the ABRF for their role in shaping the journal to its current form.


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