Monday, February 29, 2016

2015 Publication Satistics

According to the 2015 statistics, AJP-Lung has continued to demonstrate that we publish the best research papers in the lung community. 

Monthly, The American Physiological Society recognizes the “best of the best” articles among all of it’s peer-reviewed journals.  Each month’s 10 selections can be viewed online  (  AJP-Lung is proud to have had their articles selected 13 times in 2015.  Considering that we are one of the smaller APS journals, this is a  huge honor for us and proves that we are indeed attracting and publishing the very best articles.  See below.

We have also learned that our journal has 3 of the most highly cited APS manuscripts for 2015.  We would like to congratulate all the authors below for this achievement. 

Thank you for always submitting your best work to AJP-Lung!

Reflection on the editorial process

The engine of high quality peer review fuels authors’ careers and prestige, successful applications for future research support, and ultimately moves forward the field. The associate editor (AED) of a scientific journal is therefore entrusted with the important responsibility of ensuring high quality peer review of manuscripts submitted to the respective journal. There is an expectation that the AEDs will carefully choose the reviewers that will provide accurate technical appraisal of the work. This is especially important when faced with increasing multidisciplinary scientific reports. The AEDs should themselves appraise the manuscript while balancing reviewers’ comments and communicate clearly and timely what additional work is reasonably necessary to elevate the report to be accepted for publication, or why the work may not be suited for the respective journal. In this age of juggling multiple responsibilities during an ever-diminishing available time, there is a risk of erosion of the quality of work that the AED is expected to do. All too often, as authors or reviewers of manuscripts, we note that AED decisions are the rubberstamp of increasingly frustrated or hurried reviewers, or they follow the path of least resistance to a quick and not necessarily fair decision. Such habits erode the trust in the effectiveness of the current peer review processes and threaten the engine of the scientific progress. Our editorial team at AJP-Lung is striving to abide by the important principles of high quality peer review. We believe that this purposeful work is linked to the increase in the number of manuscripts we are receiving for peer review and will translate in the progress of our field.

Irina Petrache, MD
Associate Editor, AJP Lung

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The APS AuthorChoice Program

The APS AuthorChoice program was developed to allow researcher authors the ability to provide immediate, open and free access to their work without the standard 12-month embargo that applies to subscription access.

The fee for research articles is $2,000 (plus color fees, if applicable) and for review articles, $3,000. Articles published with the AuthorChoice option for open and free access are covered by the Creative Commons Attributions license (CC BY), under which all are eligible for reuse and distribution under the condition that the original work published by APS must be cited.

Additional information can be found here:   FAQ

Monday, February 8, 2016

APSselect February 2016

AJP-Lung would like to congratulation Dr. Olave and colleagues on being selected as a APSselect article for February 2016.  You can read this outstanding article by clicking here:  Regulation of Alveolar Septation by MicroRNA-489.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Respiration Section Banquet At EB2016 - ***DEADLINE EXTENDED 2/15/16***

Dear Respiration Section Members,

The website for purchasing tickets for the Respiration Section Banquet  at Experimental Biology in San Diego is now live (see below)! The dinner will take place on  Monday,  April 4 starting at 6:30 pm at Maritime Museum. Tickets to the Respiration Section Banquet  is quite popular and sells out very quickly.

***DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 2/15/16*** Don’t hesitate! Buy your tickets today!

Thanks to those  who have already purchased tickets.  For USA Residents, your tickets will be mailed out around the first week of March.  For International Ticket Holders, you will pick up your tickets onsite.  An email will be sent to you around the first week of March with details on where to pick up your tickets at EB16.

Please click on the link below to purchase your tickets today.

Respiration Section Banquet

Best regards,

Ann Marie Bocus
Sections Coordinator