Our director, Professor Ole Petersen, has been appointed Founding Editor-in-Chief of Function, the newest American Physiological Society publication. The appointment is an important landmark in the development of APS’ new journal, which is scheduled to launch in 2020.
Professor Petersen’s vision for ‘Function‘
“My vision for Function is to publish the results of studies in the broad area of biological function, but rooted in a physiological basis. The studies must demonstrate real novelty, represent a step-change in knowledge and be rigorously executed with reproducibility in mind. A physiological or pathophysiological perspective will always be essential. We will look for clearly presented studies that are highly likely to make a real impact. The opportunity to curate top science in the broad and important area of biological function is truly exciting.”
Reactions to the new appointment
“From the inception of Function, the APS leadership have understood that selecting a working scientist with impeccable scientific credentials for the editor-in-chief role was of critical importance. In Ole, we’ve secured a well-connected, esteemed researcher with the vision, confidence and scientific credentials to ensure the success of this new enterprise.”Curt Sigmund, PhD, chair of the APS Publications Task Force
“I’m thrilled with the selection of Ole Petersen. He is a renowned scientist with wide-ranging experience in scientific publishing. His deep ties to Europe and the global research community are particularly important as APS looks to expand its international footprint and accelerate our support for open science.”APS Executive Director Scott Steen, CAE, FASAE
Function will provide an open-access, multidisciplinary home for high-profile articles covering major advances in basic, translational, and clinical science that extend the physiological or pathophysiological understanding of biological function. Function will seek to balance innovation with the practical needs of authors and readers in achieving robust peer review and by delivering the highest quality research quickly, efficiently and engagingly.
Please click here for our interview with Professor Ole Petersen.