Ian Edwin Cock1,2*
1School of Natural Sciences, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland 4111, AUSTRALIA.
2Environmental Futures Centre, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland 4111, AUSTRALIA.
Published: January 2016
I am pleased to bring you volume 6, issue 2 of Pharmacognosy Communications. Our regular readers may have noticed a few changes to the format of our recent publications. These changes are to address the latest trends in how readers gather information as most readers now access publications via the internet. Searching nowadays generally involves inputting keywords into search engines such as Google scholar, rather than having to laboriously search through the tables of contents of the journals which we deem relevant to our fields. With the explosion of information available via the internet, the publishing and editorial teams at Pharmacognosy Communications have decided to add some changes to improve the presentation of each manuscript, thus allowing the reader to quickly gauge its relevance to them, thereby increasing the publications exposure. To this extent, Pharmacognosy Communications now includes ‘Graphical Abstracts’ which allow authors to provide potential readers with a quick understanding of the importance and relevance of the study, facilitating rapid selection of those relevant to their own research fields. We encourage authors to provide good quality Graphical Abstracts which summarise the contents of the paper in a concise visual format. Ideally, the Graphical Abstract will also be visually interesting as well as informative to capture the attention of the readership and thus increase the exposure (and therefore the future citation) of your valuable research. Read more…