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Editorial: [Special Board Members Issue]

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This issue of Protein and Peptide Letters is the second one in which all the manuscripts have been contributed by members of the Editorial Advisory Board, following an earlier issue last year (Vol. 15 No. 9, 2008). The papers included here demonstrate the wide variety of research areas covered by the Editorial Board. The field of proteins and peptides is very broad, encompassing wide areas of current chemistry, biology, biomaterials and related areas. This is true, of course, because protein and peptides can be found in all living systems and are responsible for both form and function, i.e., structural proteins and enzymes, to name just two examples. The accelerating discoveries of the roles of these molecules in the pathology of diseases and in new biomaterials with useful properties promise to expand the field even further.

Now that we have expanded the publication of Protein & Peptide Letters to 12 issues per year, we plan to continue scheduling the December issue each year for papers submitted by Editorial Advisory Board members. Each manuscript is submitted to the Editor-in-Chief and subjected to the same peer review process as all other submissions to the journal. We invite our EABMs to begin planning for submission of their best work for the December 2010 issue.

It is also a pleasure to announce that the Content Management System for online submission of abstracts and manuscript is now fully functional. All authors are invited to access the system at to register and submit your documents. Follow the online prompts to establish a username and password and then you can access your manuscript and read comments from the referees.

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2009

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  • Protein & Peptide Letters publishes short papers in all important aspects of protein and peptide research, including structural studies, recombinant expression, function, synthesis, enzymology, immunology, molecular modeling, drug design etc. Manuscripts must have a significant element of novelty, timeliness and urgency that merit rapid publication. Reports of crystallisation, and preliminary structure determinations of biologically important proteins are acceptable. Purely theoretical papers are also acceptable provided they provide new insight into the principles of protein/peptide structure and function.
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