Letter from the Editor - May 2008


Dear Colleagues,

I would like to announce the launch of the UroToday International Journal® (UIJ) (http://www.urotodayinternationaljournal.com), a new online, peer-reviewed, fast-tracked urology and urologic oncology publication. UIJ focuses specifically on the professional global urology and urologic oncology community. It will elevate the access to relevant urology and oncology science to professionals around the world. UIJ will make the scientific information available to a much wider audience than that reached by other journals, including potential readers who do not have access to a research library that can afford to pay for journal subscriptions. There is no charge to register, submit or publish an article in the UIJ. Additionally there are no charges for color figures. There is no other urology journal offering this unique approach to achieve peer-review publication.

UIJ reaches currently over 55,000 professionals in urology. UIJ will open for general submission of manuscripts on May 31st, 2008 for the July issue.

All manuscripts will be subject to rigorous peer-review. All accepted articles will be given Digital Object Identifier (DOI) numbers so that they can be retrieved and indexed by Pubmed as soon as the pending application from UroToday International Journal has been accepted.

The UroToday International Journal® has an international editorial board headed by myself, Professor at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University. The Section/Associate Editors are; Christopher P. Evans, Christian Gratzke and Yasuhiko Igawa. Christopher P. Evans MD, FACS is the Chair of the Department of Urology and Professor & Chairman of Urologic Surgical Oncology University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Christian Gratzke is an Urologist in the Department of Urology, at the University of Munich in Germany and Yasuhiko Igawa, MD, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Urology at Shinshu University School of Medicine, Japan.Gina B. Carithers is the Publisher of both the UroToday International Journal® and www.urotoday.com. The Managing Editor is Tracy Ireland.

Kind regards,
Karl-Erik Andersson, MD, PhD