Aims to foster interest and promote collaboration across the full spectrum of pigment cell biology.
After 20 years, "Pigment Cell Research" metamorphosed into "Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research." The name change was driven by the desire that the journal would engage more actively with members of the melanoma community and reflects its adoption in 2007 as the official journal of the Society for Melanoma Research (SMR). It continues its historic association with the International Federation of Pigment Cell Societies as its official journal.
"Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research" publishes manuscripts on all aspects of pigment cells including development, cell and molecular biology, genetics, diseases of pigment cells including melanoma. Papers that provide insights into the causes and progression of melanoma including the process of metastasis and invasion, proliferation, senescence, apoptosis or gene regulation are especially welcome, as are papers that use the melanocyte system to answer questions of general biological relevance. Papers that are purely descriptive or make only minor advances to our knowledge of pigment cells or melanoma in particular are not suitable for this journal.