SfN Announces Editor-in-Chief Transition for The Journal of Neuroscience
WASHINGTON, DC — The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) today announced a transition in the role of editor-in-chief of The Journal of Neuroscience. Marina Picciotto, PhD, of Yale University, a former senior editor of JNeurosci and member of the Society’s Council, will become interim editor-in-chief effective September 12, serving until a permanent editor-in-chief is named. Picciotto replaces Dora Angelaki, who served since Jan 2015.
“On behalf of the Society for Neuroscience, the neuroscience community and the JNeurosci editorial board, I thank Dora for her many contributions and I also welcome Marina's leadership,” said SfN President Steven Hyman, M.D. “In a rapidly changing scientific publishing environment, Dora has helped JNeurosci focus on a set of important issues that will inform its evolution well into the future. Marina and the accomplished editorial board will continue those discussions, ensuring SfN’s strong reputation for publishing excellent science. Dora is an outstanding scientist and we know she will continue to contribute significantly to advance understanding of the brain."
The search process for a permanent editor-in-chief will get underway shortly and information will be available in the coming weeks.
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is an organization of nearly 40,000 basic scientists and clinicians who study the brain and nervous system. More information about the brain can be found at BrainFacts.org, a public information initiative of The Kavli Foundation, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and SfN.