Leica Microsystems Offers Opportunity for Scientists to Publish a Unique Method, at No Charge

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In partnership with the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), Leica Microsystems is proud to offer science labs in North America the opportunity to publish a unique method or technique, which includes microscope-based imaging, in a peer-reviewed, video format. Publishing techniques in a peer-reviewed video format allows labs to:

  • Sustain and pass on vital lab knowledge
  • Share the most challenging techniques with other labs
  • Highlight procedures in talks, with posters or on the lab's website

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Leica Microsystems will be giving away three Video Publications through JoVE in total. Based on merit, one will be awarded October 31, November 30, and December 31, 2012. The full details of this offer, as well as the registration page, can be viewed at the link below.

JoVE opens a new frontier in scientific publication by promoting efficiency and performance of life science research. Visualization of the temporal component, or the change over time integral to many life science experiments, can now be done. Leica has partnered with JoVE to allow researchers to publish experiments in all their dimensions, overcoming the inherent limitations of traditional, static print journals, thereby adding an entirely new parameter to the communication of experimental data and research results.

About Leica Microsystems:

Leica Microsystems is a world leader in microscopes and scientific instruments. Founded as a family business in the nineteenth century, the company's history was marked by unparalleled innovation on its way to becoming a global enterprise.

Its historically close cooperation with the scientific community is the key to Leica Microsystems' tradition of innovation, which draws on users' ideas and creates solutions tailored to their requirements. At the global level, Leica Microsystems is organized in three divisions, all of which are among the leaders in their respective fields: the Life Science Division, Industry Division and Medical Division.

The company is represented in over 100 countries with 6 manufacturing facilities in 5 countries, sales and service organizations in 20 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Wetzlar, Germany.

About JoVE, The Journal of Visualized Experiments:

JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is the first and only PubMed/MEDLINE-indexed, peer-reviewed journal devoted to publishing scientific research in a video format. Using an international network of videographers, JoVE films and edits videos of researchers performing new experimental techniques at top universities, allowing students and scientists to learn them much more quickly. As of July 2012, JoVE has published video-protocols from an international community of nearly 6,000 authors in the fields of biology, medicine, chemistry, and physics. www.jove.com

SOURCE Leica Microsystems