SfN Names Search Committee for New Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Neuroscience
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has named the search committee for a new editor-in-chief for The Journal of Neuroscience, the most cited scientific journal in the field.
The editor-in-chief has the primary responsibility for overseeing solicitation of research, supervising the peer review process, and ensuring the scientific accuracy and high quality of the publication. She/he also ensures timely and efficient function of the editorial process and maintains the consistency of established standards applied across subject matter areas during the editorial process. He/she works closely with an engaged editorial board.The following SfN members will serve on the Search Committee:
- Carol Barnes, PhD, University of Arizona, Chair
- Christophe Bernard, PhD, INSERM
- Barry Everitt, PhD, Cambridge University
- Diane Lipscombe, PhD, Brown University
- David Van Essen, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
- Catherine Woolley, PhD, Northwestern University
Further details about the search timing and process will be made available as the Search Committee begins its work in the coming weeks.
The Journal of Neuroscience is a leading venue for publishing excellent science across the broad field, and for more than 30 years has published many of the field’s most important discoveries. JNeurosci has helped the Society lead, shape and respond to changes in scientific publishing, from offering some of the earliest online access to making articles accessible after only six months and offering an open choice option. Publishing more than 1,450 papers a year, JNeurosci also does so quickly—time between submission and first decision is less than 30 days, and acceptance to publication approximately 42. JNeurosci is the flagship publication of the Society, which also publishes eNeuro, an innovative open-access journal focused exclusively on neuroscience.