Extremophiles pp 131-142 | Cite as

New Scientific Journal Extremophiles and the International Society of Extremophiles

  • Koki Horikoshi


At the end of the 1980s, extremophiles were not a popular topic, and research papers on microbes living under unusual conditions met with a cold reception. Many microbiologists used to joke, “Only abnormal researchers investigate abnormal microbes.” In 1995 Ms. Aiko Hiraguchi of Springer visited my office in Shinbashi, Tokyo, and we enjoyed a chat. We were about to stage the First International Symposium on Extremophiles in Estoril, Spain, in 1996. I thought this would be a good time to launch a new journal for biologists working on extremophiles. As the result of this conversation, we agreed to publish an entirely new type of journal through Springer.


Extreme Environment Cold Reception Shallow Marine Environment Chief Editor Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Koki Horikoshi
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  1. 1.Extremobiosphere Research CenterJapan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)YokohamaJapan

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