ISSCR-Affiliated Journal Earns “Best New Journal” Award

  • 8 February, 2008

Northbrook, IL – Cell Stem Cell, the official affiliated journal of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), was awarded the honor of “2007 Best New Journal - Science, Technology & Medicine” by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division (PSP) of the Association of American Publishers during the PSP Annual Conference yesterday in Washington, DC.

“Cell Stem Cell represents a unique collaboration between the premier international stem cell society and the high-profile Cell Press.  The articles published have included ground-breaking work, and the journal has filled the need for a dedicated, high-end print forum for all facets of stem cell biology,” said Leonard I. Zon, chair of the ISSCR Publications Committee and member of the ISSCR Advisory Committee to Cell Stem Cell. “The ISSCR pages allow the society to voice its thoughts on many of the scientific, ethical and political issues. “  

The journal, which premiered in June 2007 at the 5th ISSCR Annual Meeting in Australia, covers a wide range of stem cell biology, from basic cellular and developmental mechanisms to their therapeutic applications, stem cell research policies, ethical issues, and technical or resource-based innovations. Cell Stem Cell includes dedicated pages for the inclusion of ISSCR-contributed news and discussions.

Along with Zon, Arnold R. Kriegstein, MD, PhD, of the University of California, San Francisco and Toshio Suda, MD, of Keio University both serve on the ISSCR Publications Committee and Advisory Committee to Cell Stem Cell.  

The PSP Awards for Excellence recognize the best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content, published annually in 28 disciplines. Judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals since 1976, the PSP Awards have extraordinary breadth and depth. The Association of American Publishers, representing U.S. publishers of all sizes and types, is the principal trade association of the U.S. book publishing industry.

“I am delighted that the Association of American Publishers has chosen to recognize Cell Stem Cell's contribution to the stem cell research community with this award,” said Deborah J. Sweet, PhD, editor of Cell Stem Cell.


The International Society for Stem Cell Research is an independent, nonprofit membership organization established to promote and foster the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas relating to stem cells, to encourage the general field of research involving stem cells and to promote professional and public education in all areas of stem cell research and application.

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