Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Primary Prevention Insights launched

I'm pleased to announce the launch of Primary Prevention Insights, an open access peer reviewed journal published by Libertas Academica. The journal is fortunate to have the support of an excellent Editor in Chief, Dr Jun Ma, and an internationally respected editorial board. An interview with the Editor in Chief was published in this blog today.

Register to receive automatic notification of new articles and journal news. The Editor in Chief's introductory editorial is now available. The Editor in Chief writes:
I proudly announce the launch of Primary Prevention Insights, a new peer-reviewed open-access journal published by Libertas Academica. The burden of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancers and diabetes, is increasing rapidly worldwide. These diseases are largely preventable non-communicable conditions associated with lifestyle and behaviors. Primary prevention is considered the most cost-effective, affordable and sustainable course of action to cope with the epidemic of chronic diseases. Primary prevention involves preventing predictable and interrelated problems, protecting existing states of health and healthy functioning, and promoting psychosocial wellness for identified populations of people.

Primary Prevention Insights will devote itself to publishing high quality scholarly work in all content areas of primary prevention of disease and mental disorders and, as such, will advance understanding of primary prevention theory, research and practice. The journal is dedicated to providing valuable insights for researchers, practitioners and public policy makers. Through open access publishing, all journal articles will be freely accessible to all internet users throughout the world, transcending conventional journal access boundaries. I expect that Primary Prevention Insights will attract manuscripts of the highest quality and of the greatest possible benefit to readers.
Libertas Academica looks forward to working with the journal's Editor in Chief, editorial board and authors and readers.