SFN ANNOUNCES NEW EDITORS-IN-CHIEF FOR ENEURO AND THE JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE
Washington, DC — The Council of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has appointed editors-in-chief for its new online-only open access journal eNeuro and The Journal of Neuroscience. Christophe Bernard of INSERM in Marseilles, France will serve as the first editor-in-chief of eNeuro, effective May 1, and Dora Angelaki of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston will become the next editor-in-chief of The Journal of Neuroscience, effective January 1, 2015.
Nineteen candidates applied for one or both of the editor positions, an extremely robust applicant pool. The appointments were recommended by a search committee consisting of: Moses Chao, Chair; Holly Cline; Barry Everitt; David Fitzpatrick; and Eve Marder.
Commenting on the appointments, Chao, also an SfN past president, said, “The Search Committee was very impressed by Dora Angelaki’s clear assessment of the challenges and opportunities ahead for The Journal of Neuroscience as it builds on historic successes and evolves over the next five years. The Committee also resonated strongly with Christophe Bernard’s compelling vision for how eNeuro will distinguish itself as a venue for publishing great science.”
Bernard is Director of Research 1 at INSERM, in the Institute of System Neuroscience. He serves as a reviewing editor of Science and The Journal of Neuroscience, has served as a theme chair on the SfN Program Committee, and has participated on numerous SfN working groups. Bernard’s term will run from May 2014 to December 2019.
Angelaki is the Wilhelmina Robertson Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine. She serves as a reviewing editor of eLife and The Journal of Neuroscience, and has been an associate editor of the Journal of Neurophysiology. She chaired the SfN Program Committee, and has served on the SfN Scientific Publications and Finance Committees. Angelaki’s term will run from January 2015 to December 2019.
SfN President Carol Mason said, “Council was enthusiastic and unanimous in accepting the recommendations of the Search Committee. Both Dora and Christophe represent a powerful blend of continuity and change in publishing: continuity in their commitment to publishing the highest level of science, and change with respect to their visions for guiding the Society through a dynamic and evolving landscape of peer review and dissemination of that excellent science.”
Council also formally acknowledged deep gratitude to current Editor in Chief of The Journal of Neuroscience John Maunsell, whose term ends in December after seven years. “John Maunsell has left a legacy of excellence in science publishing and superb leadership that we are all proud of, and that the new editors will be able to build on in the coming years,” Mason said.
The Journal of Neuroscience is published by the Society for Neuroscience, an organization of nearly 40,000 basic scientists and clinicians who study the brain and nervous system. More information on the brain can be found on BrainFacts.org.