Next JNeurosci Editor-in-Chief Announced
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sabine Kastner as the next Editor-in-Chief of JNeurosci, the most-cited journal in the field of neuroscience.
Sabine Kastner studies the neural basis of visual perception, attention, and awareness using a translational approach that combines neuroimaging in humans and monkeys, monkey and human intracranial physiology, and studies in patients with brain lesions. Kastner earned an M.D. degree from the Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf (Germany) and received a Ph.D. degree in neurophysiology from the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and Georg-August University, Göttingen (Germany). Kastner is currently a professor at Princeton University’s Princeton Neuroscience Institute and has served as the Scientific Director of Princeton’s neuroimaging facility since 2005. Kastner has published more than 150 articles in journals and books and has edited the Handbook of Attention (Oxford University Press, 2014). Kastner has served on several editorial boards and has Editor-in-Chief experience at Progress in Neurobiology and Frontiers for Young minds/Understanding Neuroscience.
A search committee led by Diane Lipscombe recommended and the SfN Council approved the appointment unanimously. “Dr. Kastner has an exceptional record of editorial experience including Reviewing Editor and Senior Editor of JNeurosci and Advisory Board member for eNeuro,” said Lipscombe. “This, combined with her forward-looking ideas and plans and highly collaborative approach to planning and decision making are some of the many reasons that we are tremendously excited about the future of JNeurosci under Dr. Kastner's leadership.”
Kastner’s term begins January 1, 2023. “I’m very much looking forward to continuing and developing the important work of JNeurosci,” said Kastner. “Outgoing EiC Marina Picciotto leaves behind a strong journal that is publishing some of the most important science in the field, and I am pleased and honored to have this opportunity to take the reins from her and lead JN through its next steps.”
“With Dr. Kastner as the next Editor-in-Chief, we have great confidence that JNeurosci will continue to evolve to meet the demands of the scientific publishing landscape and continue the vital work of distributing the latest research in the neuroscience field,” said SfN President Gina Turrigiano. “It is with the great enthusiasm and approval of the SfN Council that we welcome Dr. Kastner to this role and look forward to the future of JNeurosci.”