International Association to launch new ‘Fatigue’ journal

The board of directors of the International Association for CFS/ME have signed a contract with academic publisher Routledge/Taylor and Frances to launch a new subscription-based peer review journal called Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health and Behaviour. The first edition of this quarterly journal is expected to be published in January next year.

There will be no publication fees levied on authors.

In a statement issued on 2 June 2012, IACFS/ME director Fred Friedberg – a psychologist working as research associate professor at Stony Brook University, New York – commented:

Unfortunately, a CFS/ME-dedicated journal is no longer a viable enterprise. The Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (JCFS) folded in 2008 in part because it attracted only 400 subscribers worldwide and was never indexed on Medline. (If permitted by the past publisher, electronic copies of JCFS will be made available on the IACFS/ME website.) Our new journal is intended to succeed based on its broad multidisciplinary focus, eventual Medline listing, and its backing by a major academic publisher.

This new journal contract is the result of four years of proposals, conferences, and negotiations with a number of academic publishers. Gudrun Lange, PhD, a former board member and editor of the IACFS/ME Bulletin, played an important role in bringing about this new journal. The entire board of directors is to be commended for facilitating this new endeavor.

To read Dr Friedberg’s full statement, please click HERE.

ME CONNECT HELPLINE

0344 576 5326

Available every day of the week between these times: 10am - 12noon, 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm.

Calls cost the same as other standard landline numbers (starting 01 or 02). If you have a call package for your landline or mobile phone then calls will normally come out of your inclusive minutes.