About this series
SpringerBriefs in Molecular Medicine present concise summaries of cutting-edge research in the understanding, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human disease through the application of molecular biology and gene technology. Featuring compact, authored volumes of 50 to 125 pages, the series covers a range of content from professional to academic. Typical topics might include: • A timely report of state-of-the art analytical techniques • A bridge between new research results published in journal articles and a contextual literature review • A snapshot of a hot or emerging topic • An in-depth case study or clinical example • A presentation of core concepts that students must understand in order to make independent contributions • Best practices or protocols to be followed • A series of short case studies SpringerBriefs in Molecular Medicine showcase basic and translational research from a global author community. Briefs allow authors to present their ideas and readers to absorb them with minimal time investment, and will be published as part of Springer’s eBook collection, with millions of users worldwide. In addition, Briefs will be available for individual print and electronic purchase. Briefs are characterized by fast, global electronic dissemination, standard publishing contracts, standardized manuscript preparation and formatting guidelines, and expedited production schedules. We aim for publication 8-12 weeks after acceptance.