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JALA and JBS readers are laboratory science and technology professionals who work primarily in life science R&D.  Together, JALA and JBS address the full spectrum of issues that are mission-critical to this important audience, enabling scientific research teams to gain scientific insights, increase productivity, elevate data quality, reduce lab process cycle times and enable experimentation that otherwise would be impossible.

Both JBS and JALA consider previously unpublished, original research and review manuscripts on an ongoing basis from SLAS members and nonmembers.

JALA

Journal of Laboratory Automation

Editor-in-Chief: Dean Ho, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (USA)
Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Edward Kai-Hua Chow, PhD, University of Singapore (Singapore)

JALA explores ways in which scientists adapt advancements in technology for scientific exploration and experimentation. Six issues are published annually in February, April, June, August, October and December.

 

JBS

Journal of Biomolecular Screening

Editor-in-Chief: Robert M. Campbell, Ph.D., Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN (USA)

  • 2012 Impact Factor: 2.207
  • 2012 Rankings: 32 out of 75 in the Analytical Chemistry category;
    72 out of 159 in the Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology category;
    and 42 out of 75 in the Biochemical Research Methods category.
  • Search for JBS articles in MEDLINE with J Biomol Screen or Journal of Biomolecular Screening.
  • How to access JBS Online (instructions for SLAS members).

JBS reports how scientists use adapted technology to pursue new therapeutics for unmet medical needs, including assay development, identification of chemical probes and target identification and validation in general. Ten issues are published annually in January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October and December.

 

SLAS Journal News and Announcements

  • JALA Special Issue Call for Papers:  Microengineered Cell- and Tissue-Based Assays for Drug Screening and Toxicology Applications. Manuscript proposals due April 20, 2014.  Click here for more information.

  • JBS Special Issue Call for Papers:  Therapeutic Antibody Discovery and Development. Manuscript proposals due April 25, 2014.  Click here for more information.
  • JALA Special Issue Call for Papers:  New Developments in Biosensing Technologies. Manuscript proposals due August 1, 2014.  Click here for more information.
  • JBS Special Issue Call for Papers: Screening by RNAi and Precise Genome Editing Technologies. Manuscript proposals due September 1, 2014. Click here for more information.

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The National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy Information for Authors

JALA and JBS open access to their peer reviewed scientific content one year after final (print) publication. JALA and JBS also offer open access options to ensure author compliance with major funding mandates of RCUK, NIH, Wellcome Trust and other agencies. The early open access fee is $3,000. Contact maureen.murphy@sagepub.com for more information.
 

Call for Volunteers: Journal Manuscript Reviewers Wanted

JALA and JBS rely on volunteer experts to rigorously review manuscripts prior to publication to ensure scientific excellence. Anyone interested in serving as an SLAS volunteer to assess prospective manuscripts for JALA and/or JBS, may register at JBS SAGEtrack and/or JALA SAGEtrack. Please pay special attention to the keywords (areas of expertise) in your personal profile to ensure manuscripts and reviewers are appropriately matched. For more info about expectations for this volunteer role, please read the JALA & JBS Guidelines for Manuscript Reviewers.
 

SLAS Member Subscription Information

  • SLAS Combination Memberships (BSS & LAS) allow print subscriptions and full online access to both SLAS journals.
  • Regular members of the Biomolecular Sciences Section (BSS) receive a print subscription and full online access to the Journal of Biomolecular Screening (JBS) only.
  • Emerging Economy, Early Career Professional, Retired and Student members of BSS receive full online access to JBS only.
  • Regular members of the Laboratory Automation Section (LAS) receive a print subscription and full online access to the Journal of Laboratory Automation (JALA) only.
  • Emerging Economy, Early Career Professional, Retired and Student members of LAS receive full online access to JALA only.
  • E-Members do not receive print subscriptions or password-protected access to either journal.
     

Change of Address

  • SLAS Members: Please make changes to your personal membership profile via the SLAS Member Directory. If you have questions: e-mail slas@slas.org; telephone +1.877.990.SLAS (7527) or +1.630.256.SLAS (7527).
  • Nonmembers: Please contact the SAGE Journals Customer Service Department at journals@sagepub.com or +1.800.818.7243.