A critical review of the American journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology: 2012–2015

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  • © 2014 the American Physiological Society. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology from 1/1/2012 to 1/1/2015 and have been reappointed for another 3-year term. When I took over as editor, I published an editorial in AJP-Lung in which I highlighted my vision and outlined the tasks to be accomplished to transform AJP-Lung into “The best place to publish basic, translational, and hypothesis-driven clinical lung research.” Herein I review our accomplishments during the first term. As promised, we review each article submitted to this journal and our reviews always help the quality and impact of every paper. We recognized the contributions of junior authors by establishing a number of awards and increased the visibility of AJP-Lung by establishing Facebook and Blog electronic pages and sponsoring symposia in scientific meetings. Our impact factor increased from 3.523 in 2011 to 4.041 in 2012 and, thanks to our calls for papers, we are receiving large numbers of high-quality papers in all aspects of pulmonary cell biology and lung diseases. The best is yet to come.
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  • Matalon S
  • Start Page

  • L911
  • End Page

  • L916
  • Volume

  • 307
  • Issue

  • 12