Friday, August 1, 2014

Foward and Upwards!

 FORWARD AND UPWARDS: AJP-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology Impact Factor increases from 3.523 to 4.041

Shortly after I was appointed Editor of AJP-Lung, I wrote an editorial titled: "The American Journal of Physiology Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology: "The best place to publish basic, translational, and hypothesis-driven clinical lung research". January 1, 2012: L1-L3; DOI: 10.1152/ajplung.00356.2011

The Associate Editors and I have worked very hard to achieve this goal. We have instituted a number of changes which are detailed in this AJP-Lung Powerpoint.

Our 2 major challenges we instituted were to:
1. Increase our impact factor and
2. Increase submissions of high quality manuscripts.

I am truly delighted to tell you that our impact factor increased from 3.523 in 2012 to 4.041 in 2013. Our 5-year impact factor is 4.338. At the same time submissions of research manuscripts are 5% higher than last year. Most importantly we are proud of the number of emails from contributors thanking the Associate Editors for the in depth, timely and helpful reviews of their manuscripts.

Please remember that this is your journal and the Associate Editors and I will spare no effort to continue to improve it. We welcome your comments and suggestions for review topics, calls for papers, changes in our editorial process etc. AJP Lung is dedicated to publishing and disseminating high-quality original and review articles on all aspects of lung research. We welcome articles that highlight new mechanisms of pulmonary diseases and that offer insights into new treatments.



Sadis Matalon
Editor in Chief
AJP-Lung Celluar and Molecular Physiology

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