The Journal of Neuroscience Welcomes New Editor-in-Chief, Bids Farewell to John Maunsell
Dora Angelaki officially began her tenure as editor-in-chief of The Journal of Neuroscience on January 1. Angelaki, the Wilhelmina Robertson professor and chair of the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, will serve as editor-in-chief through December 2019.
“I am honored to have been chosen as the new editor-in-chief of The Journal of Neuroscience and am thrilled to share my vision for the future of our illustrious journal,” Angelaki said in a message on the JN website. “My desire is for The Journal of Neuroscience to continue to excel and insightfully build for the future to provide the greatest venue for sharing outstanding science.
When SfN announced Angelaki’s appointment in April, the Search Committee cited her clear assessment of the challenges and opportunities ahead for JN and her editorial experience with The Journal of Neuroscience, eLife, and the Journal of Neurophysiology as the primary reasons behind her selection. Angelaki previously chaired SfN’s Program Committee and has served on SfN’s Scientific Publications and Finance committees.
SfN Council is grateful for the seven years of service of outgoing Editor-in-Chief John Maunsell. Because of Maunsell’s guidance, The Journal of Neuroscience is better positioned as a leader in promoting scientific accuracy throughout the neuroscience community, and SfN looks forward to seeing that legacy of excellence continue under Angelaki’s leadership. View a chronological summary of Maunsell’s many accomplishments as editor-in-chief.