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".
http://ajplung.physiology.org/content/302/1 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.
PLEASE CONSIDER SUBMITTING YOUR NEXT ARTICLE TO AJP-LUNG CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY
Editor in Chief
AJP-Lung Celluar and Molecular Physiology