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Journal of Circadian Rhythms: 10th anniversary

Journal of Circadian Rhythms
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DOI: 10.1186/1740-3391-11-1
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Journal of Circadian Rhythms: 10th anniversary EDITORIAL h Refinetti Journal of Circadian Rhythms 2013, 11:1 light–dark patterns.Circadian Rhythm Laboratory, University of South Carolina, Walterboro, SC 29488, USA tion of Halberg’s inaugural article. Of all articles pub- lished in the Journal of Circadian Rhythms to date, 10% were literature reviews, 57% were basic-science research articles, and 33% were clinical/applied articles. The is one dealing with the impact of day-night inversion on the strength of the circadian organization of behav- ior [7]. The authors conducted the study in both shift- working nurses and laboratory rats. Rotating-shift nurses and “jet-lagged” rats had weaker circadian organization of behavior than nurses and rats exposed to regular Correspondence: [email protected] Journal of Circadian Rhyt Roberto Refinetti The year in which this editorial is being published (2013) marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Journal of Circadian Rhythms. Back in 2003, I wrote that “various researchers in the United States, Europe, and developing countries believe that scientific publishing in the 21st century will be characterized by open access to (peer-reviewed) articles, freely and universally available on-line to readers worldwide”. Since the launch of the journal, electronic publishing has gone from a rarity to commonplace – and, although there are still many sub- scription based journals, the success of open access and the “author pays” model is becoming more and more evident. Many large publishers today include fully open access titles within their journal portfolios, and submis- sions to BioMed Central (the publisher of the Journal of Circadian Rhythms) have increased from under 5000 in 2003 to over 40,000 in 2011 [1]. In recognition of the fact that new research must not lose sight of the fundamentals established in the past, I invited Professor Franz Halberg to write the very first article publ

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