It is hard to believe but I have completed my first term as Editor in Chief of AJP Lung. It has been a wonderful and highly rewarding experience. Please see the editorial published on line in the November issue http://ajplung.physiology.org/content/early/2014/11/03/ajplung.00330.2014 on the “state-of-the art” of the American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology. Our impact factor is above four and we are the leading respiratory journal publishing basic and translational science articles based on the H-factor. More important, we have received a lot of positive comments from authors who are very pleased with the feedback from reviewers and Associate Editors and feel that their papers always become better after review. There will be some new faces among the Associate and Consulting editors, as well as among the Editorial Board members. I promise our contributors and readers that the best is yet to come.
Matalon, Editor in Chief for three more years.