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World J Immunol. Dec 27, 2011; 1(1): 1-2
Published online Dec 27, 2011. doi: 10.5411/wji.v1.i1.1
Welcome to the World Journal of Immunology
Antonio La Cava
Antonio La Cava, Department of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1670, United States
Author contributions: La Cava A solely contributed to this paper.
Correspondence to: Antonio La Cava, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, 1000 Veteran Avenue 32-59, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1670, United States. alacava@mednet.ucla.edu
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Received: November 17, 2011
Revised: December 1, 2011
Accepted: December 20, 2011
Published online: December 27, 2011

We are pleased to announce the launch of the World Journal of Immunology (WJI) as a new member of the family of the World series of journals. The pace of discovery in the field of immunology has accelerated significantly in recent years due to important discoveries and the implementation of new technologies and methodologies that have become readily accessible to many investigators. WJI is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal, whose preparatory work was initiated on November 30, 2010 and will be officially published on December 27, 2011. The WJI Editorial Board consists of 99 experts in experimental medicine from 23 countries. By taking into account the widespread use of the internet and the necessity that scientific journals should reach out to wider audiences through the provision of barrier-free information, WJI aims to provide rapid publication through an established system that is targeted at dissemination to the scientific community via online open-access.

Keywords: Immunology, Journal, Open-access, Peer-reviewed