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Introducing npj Regenerative Medicine, a new open access journal from Nature Publishing Group and Monash University

20 May 2015

Nature Publishing Group has partnered with Monash University, Australia to publish npj Regenerative Medicine, a new open
access research journal that will explore the potential of organisms to restore and regenerate damaged cells, tissues and organs.

The study of regenerative medicine has the potential to help scientists and clinicians devise early-intervention treatments for
traumatic injury or degenerative diseases, by regrowth or replacement of cells or tissues. The use of stem cells to repair damaged heart disease is one potential use of regenerative medicine. The open access format of the journal means that all articles will be free to read upon publication, enabling greater reach to the wider community interested in this topic, especially clinicians.

Professor Nadia Rosenthal, Director of the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI), based at Monash University, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the new journal.

Professor Rosenthal said the journal will enable researchers to keep abreast of global developments in regenerative medicine.

"The recognition of the need for a high impact journal dedicated to regenerative medicine is testament to its potential to
revolutionise the way we treat, manage and prevent a wide variety of conditions. npj Regenerative Medicine will feature original discoveries and innovative applications of scientific knowledge that work towards advances in human health and welfare," she said.

"As Editor-in-Chief I also hope this journal will provide a useful mechanism for researchers, enabling them to connect and
collaborate globally to further accelerate this exciting field of medical science," Professor Rosenthal said.

Martin Delahunty, Global Head of Partnerships, Open Research at Nature Publishing Group said: "From stem cells to spinal
cords, regenerative medicine is a fascinating field, full of potential for real-life clinical applications. Monash University has a
fantastic record for work in the field of regenerative medicine and stem cell research, and we’re looking forward to the first issue
of our new open access journal, npj Regenerative Medicine."

The journal’s home page can be found here and is open for submissions now.

You can visit the journal website at: http://www.nature.com/npjregenmed/

About Monash University and ARMI

The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) is a rapidly growing biomedical research centre that officially opened in
April 2009. Based at the Monash University Clayton campus, ARMI was established through a joint venture between Monash
University and the Victorian Government. ARMI builds on the University's existing strengths in biomedical research and
supports the critical infrastructure required to deliver the next generation of discoveries in regenerative medicine.

Monash University is Australia's largest university and is ranked in the top one hundred World Universities according to the
Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

About Nature Publishing Group (NPG)

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a publisher of high impact scientific information in print and online. NPG publishes journals,
online databases and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences.

Focusing on the needs of scientists, Nature (founded in 1869) is the leading weekly, international scientific journal. NPG
publishes a range of Nature research journals and Nature Reviews journals, and a range of prestigious academic and partner journals including society-owned publications. Online, nature.com provides over 8 million visitors per month with access to NPG publications and services, including news and comment from Nature, and the leading scientific jobs board Naturejobs.

Scientific American is at the heart of NPG's consumer media division, meeting the needs of the general public. Founded in 1845, Scientific American is the oldest continuously published magazine in the US and the leading authoritative publication for science in the general media. Together with scientificamerican.com and 14 local language editions around the world it reaches over 5 million consumers and scientists. Other titles include Scientific American Mind and Spektrum der Wissenschaft in Germany.

Throughout all its businesses NPG is dedicated to serving the scientific community and the wider scientifically interested general public. Part of Macmillan Science and Education, NPG is a global company with principal offices in London, New York and
Tokyo, and offices in cities worldwide including Boston, San Francisco, Washington DC, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Sao Paulo,
Cairo, Dubai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Melbourne, Osaka, Seoul, Barcelona, Madrid, Basingstoke, Heidelberg,
Munich and Paris. For more information, please go to www.nature.com.