New Nature Urology Journal launched
with Peter Scardino as Editor-in-Chief
December, 2004 -- A new urology journal, officially titled Nature
Clinical Practice Urology, was launched at the end of 2004. The parent
journal Nature is said to be currently the "most cited of all
biomedical journals." Peter
Scardino, urology chairman at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York,
is the founding editor-in-chief of Nature's urology offspring.
The newest urology periodical aims to help translate latest findings
into clinical practice. As opposed to most other urology journals, Nature
Urology appears to publish only articles that are commissioned by the
journal; suggestions are said to be welcome. Nature was first published
in 1869 and is perhaps best known for publishing the original
DNA article by
Watson and Crick in 1953. This history aside, the Nature
family of publications is now distinguished by a sleek, contemporary internet
presence and a major focus on molecular biology.
his introductory comment, "Why a new journal," Dr. Scardino
states, "...of the top 10 biomedical journals published at least
monthly, eight are Nature branded titles and, of the review journals in
this category, Nature Publishing Group publishes the top five. Clearly
this is a publishing group that knows its business." To
accomplish the journal's mission, an international advisory board of distinguished
urology-related experts has been assembled.