Published online Jun 12, 2012. doi: 10.5528/wjtm.v1.i1.1
Revised: April 25, 2012
Accepted: May 3, 2012
Published online: June 12, 2012
Congratulations to the publisher, members of the editorial board of the journal, all the authors and readers on the launch of the World Journal of Translational Medicine (WJTM) as a new member of the World series journal family! Translational medicine is a complex field in which ethical, regulatory and economic issues are integral to efforts to close the circle of translational efforts by bringing diagnostic or therapeutic products to the market, that is, to the patient. WJTM is a peer-reviewed open-access periodical centered in translational medicine but with multidisciplinary coverage primarily intended to facilitate the translation of biomedical knowledge into improved human healthcare, and covering every element involved in the field. A special emphasis of the WJTM will be the publication of novel or revolutionary ideas, even if these are not contemplated within the current molecular research paradigm, as long as they are scientifically sound.