There is so much genetic research being published these days that it's actually become hard to keep up. The problem is being able to find these papers, which end up in journals that range in topics from evolution to molecular genetics, veterinary medicine to conservation biology.
So I'm delighted to see that there is now a new scientific journal that will focus on dogs, and they will be making a special effort to provide summaries that will be accessible to the geneticists doing most of the actual experiments - the breeders.
Canine Genetics and Epidemiology will be an open access journal - you won't need to pay for access, and you will be able to freely share copies of the papers with others you know who might be interested, and even post copies on your breed club website or even your own. What a bonanza for dog breeders, who after all have every reason to want to keep up with all this research! Read more about what they will offer here.
You need to register as a user, which you can do here for free -
This registration will also provide you access to all of the BioMed Central free access journals, and they'll also let you know when the first issue is published.
The journal appears to have major sponsorship from the UK Kennel Club Educational Trust, which is subsidizing the cost of manuscript preparation (kudos to them!).
Head over and get yourself signed up.
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