Cell Death & Disease, a new online-only open access journal, launches today with the publication of its first articles. Published by Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and the “Associazione Differenziamento e Morte Cellulare” (ADMC), Cell Death & Disease explores the area of cell death from a translational medicine perspective. The journal is live at www.nature.com/cddis.

More than 20 articles have already been accepted, many of which will be online in the journal’s first week of publication. Cell Death & Disease will publish articles weekly as they are ready; offering authors a rapid decision and publication service. All articles are freely available online immediately on publication, published under Creative Commons licenses. An article-processing charge of £2,000 / $3,000 / €2,400 is levied per article accepted for publication.

Cell Death & Disease is NPG’s second open access journal. Molecular Systems Biology, launched in 2005, is published by NPG in partnership with the European Molecular Biology Organization. In addition, NPG offers open access options on 15 of its academic and society journals. In April 2010, the publisher will introduce Nature Communications, the first Nature-branded online-only journal with an open access option.

Cell Death and Disease website www.nature.com/cddis
Launch editorial: Cell Death and Disease: a new journal for a central area of pathophysiology www.nature.com/cddis/journal/v1/n1/full/cddis200914a.html

Introducing Cell Death & Disease – a new open access journal for 2010 http://www.nature.com/press_releases/cddis.html (Press release, 14 September 2010)