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American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Editor: Sadis Matalon; Deputy Editor: Prakash YS
Ass...
• AJP Lung is dedicated to publishing and disseminating high-quality original and review
articles on all aspects of lung r...
1/1/2012-12/31-2012
Article type # of art. Accept Reject
Withdrawn
after major
revision Pending
%
accepted
%
rejected
%
wi...
Article type submitted Accepted Rejected
Rejected
with Referral
Major
Rev, Minor Rev.
Editorial 1 1 0 0 0 0
Editorial Focu...
American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Editor: Sadis Matalon; Deputy Editor: Prakash YS
Ass...
Major Accomplishments
Published three state of the art reviews highlighting and integrating
findings reported in AJP-Lung ...
• Evaluated the performance of all editorial board members- replaced 35 senior
members (who did not have time to review ma...
• Established and maintain Facebook Page (http://ajplung.physiology.org/)
and a Blog (http://bit.ly/1gnt61m ) dedicated to...
Outstanding New Investigator Awardees
2012:
Cristina M. Alvira, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford Universi...
2013:
Julia E. Rager , Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Researcher, UNC Chapel Hill)
DNA methylation in nasal epithelial cells from smo...
Franziska M. Konrad (Research Fellow, University of Tuebingen)
Adenosine receptor A2b on hematopoietic cells mediates LPS-...
Dr. Sadis Matalon established the Herman Rahn Award for excellence in
pulmonary research (http://ajplung.blogspot.com/2014...
Sponsored two symposia in EB 2014 and one symposium at
the Association of University Professors
(see the AJP-Lung Facebook...
Major Challenges for 2014
• Increase our impact factor; our current impact factor is
similar to other APS journals and not...
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AJP-Lung 2014 Acomplishements

  1. 1. American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology Editor: Sadis Matalon; Deputy Editor: Prakash YS Associate Editors: R. Chambers, L. Kobzik, R. Patel, K. Stenmark, W. Kubler, R. Morty, D. Mehta, J. Collawn Achievements and Challenges 2013 The American Journal of Physiology Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology: “The best place to publish basic, translational, and hypothesis-driven clinical lung research” January 1, 2012: L1-L3 Mission Statement
  2. 2. • 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. • We believe that all manuscripts are worthy of a review. We strive to provide reviews that are vigorous but helpful to and improve the quality and impact of each submitted article. Although we are interested in complete stories we remain reasonable as to the number of experiments needed to publish a paper. Our acceptance rate for research articles is about 50%. • We recognize the efforts of junior authors by awarding annually five $500 awards for the most Outstanding Paper by a Junior Investigator; two of them to graduate students and three to post-doctoral fellows, instructors or Assistant Profs. ( http://ajplung.physiology.org/) • We aim to increase the impact of our published papers by issuing calls for papers in exciting new areas for research with translational implications http://ajplung.physiology.org/ and by sponsoring and organizing symposia in national meetings AJP-Lung: Our philosophy
  3. 3. 1/1/2012-12/31-2012 Article type # of art. Accept Reject Withdrawn after major revision Pending % accepted % rejected % withdrawn Editorial 5 5 0 0 0 100 0 0 editorial focus 9 9 0 0 0 100 0 0 innovative methodology 3 3 0 0 0 100 0 0 letter to the editor 1 1 0 0 0 100 0 0 perspectives 5 Research 345 166 165 13 1 48 48 4 Review Articles 10 10 Total 378 194 165 13 1 Statistics on published articles: 2012
  4. 4. Article type submitted Accepted Rejected Rejected with Referral Major Rev, Minor Rev. Editorial 1 1 0 0 0 0 Editorial Focus 5 5 Historical Article 7 6 1 0 0 0 Innovative Methodology 3 1 2 0 0 0 Letter to the Editor 1 1 Perspectives 5 3 1 0 1 0 PIM Review 3 3 Reply LTE 1 1 0 0 0 0 Research Article 291 104 94 13 69 11 Review Article 15 6 3 2 3 1 total 332 131 101 15 73 12 Statistics of published articles: 2013
  5. 5. American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology Editor: Sadis Matalon; Deputy Editor: Prakash YS Associate Editors: R. Chambers, L. Kobzik, R. Patel, K. Stenmark, W. Kubler, R. Morty, D. Mehta, J. Collawn Achievements and Challenges 2013 Major Accomplishments Solicited and published three Physiology in Medicine articles • Autophagy: a potential therapeutic target in lung diseases http://ajplung.physiology.org/content/305/2/L93 • Protein C and acute inflammation: a clinical and biological perspective http://ajplung.physiology.org/content/305/7/L455 • Adapting global influenza management strategies to address emerging viruses http://ajplung.physiology.org/content/305/2/L108
  6. 6. Major Accomplishments Published three state of the art reviews highlighting and integrating findings reported in AJP-Lung during the last two years with the rest of the scientific literature • Recent advances in late lung development and the pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia http://ajplung.physiology.org/content/305/12/L893 • Airway smooth muscle in airway reactivity and remodeling: what have we learned? http://ajplung.physiology.org/content/305/12/L912 • Novel concepts of acute lung injury and alveolar-capillary barrier dysfunction http://ajplung.physiology.org/content/305/10/L665
  7. 7. • Evaluated the performance of all editorial board members- replaced 35 senior members (who did not have time to review manuscripts) with ten mid-career scientists. Newly appointed editorial board members pledged to review at least 50% of assigned manuscripts on time and publish one article per year in AJP-Lung. • Appointed five leading scientists as Consulting Editors with the responsibility of evaluating the performance of the journal and providing input of how to better serve the pulmonary community and increase its impact on the field. • Appointed two new Associate Editors: Drs. Wolfgang Kuebler and Dolly Mehta. Dr. Lorraine Ware resigned as Senior Associate Editor as of 1/1/2014. We thank her for her dedicated service to the journal. She was replaced as Deputy Editor by Dr. Prakash YS, who has been an Associate Member for two years The current list of Associate Editors, Consulting Editors and Editorial Board members can be seen at: http://www.the-aps.org/mm/Publications/Journals/AJP-Lung/Ed-Board Major Accomplishments
  8. 8. • Established and maintain Facebook Page (http://ajplung.physiology.org/) and a Blog (http://bit.ly/1gnt61m ) dedicated to promotion of AJP-Lung • Established new guidelines for reviews • Established Rapid Reports for new findings which could potentially have a major impact on the field (http://www.the- aps.org/mm/Publications/Journals/AJP-Lung/Article-Types) • Decreased the time to first decision for research manuscripts to 22 days and for revised (R1 or R2) manuscripts to: 12.8±12 (X±SD; n=186) • Six “call for papers” http://ajplung.physiology.org/front). Sex Differences in the Respiratory System Nanoparticles and the Lung: Friend or Foe? Biomarkers in Lung Diseases: from Pathogenesis to Prediction to New Therapies Real-Time Visualization of Lung Function: From Micro to Macro Bioengineering the Lung Translational Research in Acute Lung Injury and Pulmonary Fibrosis Major Accomplishments
  9. 9. Outstanding New Investigator Awardees 2012: Cristina M. Alvira, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine. Inhibiting NF-κB in the developing lung disrupts angiogenesis and alveolarization. Iosef C, Alastalo TP, Hou Y, Chen C, Adams ES, Lyu SC, Cornfield DN, Alvira CM. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2012 May 15;302(10):L1023-36 Lyubov Brueggemann, PhD. Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology & Therapeutics Loyola University Chicago. Kv7 potassium channels in airway smooth muscle cells: signal transduction intermediates and pharmacological targets for bronchodilator therapy Brueggemann LI, Kakad PP, Love RB, Solway J, Dowell ML, Cribbs LL, Byron KL. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2012 Jan 1;302(1):L120-32. Adrian R West, Fellow, School of Biomedical Engineering Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada (Nominated by: Liz Cowley, PhD (Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada). Development and characterization of a 3D multicell microtissue culture model of airway smooth muscle. West AR, Zaman N, Cole DJ, Walker MJ, Legant WR, Boudou T, Chen CS, Favreau JT, Gaudette GR, Cowley EA, Maksym GN. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2013 Jan 1;304(1):L4-16.
  10. 10. 2013: Julia E. Rager , Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Researcher, UNC Chapel Hill) DNA methylation in nasal epithelial cells from smokers: identification of ULBP3- related effects. Rager JE, Bauer RN, Müller LL, Smeester L, Carson JL, Brighton LE, Fry RC, Jaspers I.Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2013 Sep 15;305(6):L432-8. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00116.2013. Epub 2013 Jul 5. James Londino (Ph.D. Candidate, University of Alabama at Birmingham) Influenza matrix protein 2 alters CFTR expression and function through its ion channel activity. Londino JD, Lazrak A, Jurkuvenaite A, Collawn JF, Noah JW, Matalon S. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2013 May 1;304(9):L582-92. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00314.2012. Epub 2013 Mar 1. Esra Roan, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, University of Memphis) Hyperoxia alters the mechanical properties of alveolar epithelial cells. Roan E, Wilhelm K, Bada A, Makena PS, Gorantla VK, Sinclair SE, Waters CM. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2012 Jun 15;302(12):L1235-41. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00223.2011. Epub 2012 Mar 30.
  11. 11. Franziska M. Konrad (Research Fellow, University of Tuebingen) Adenosine receptor A2b on hematopoietic cells mediates LPS-induced migration of PMNs into the lung interstitium. Konrad FM, Witte E, Vollmer I, Stark S, Reutershan J. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2012 Sep;303(5):L425-38. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00387.2011. Epub 2012 Jun 15. Tracy Schmidt (Graduate Student, University of Illinois at Chicago) Conditional deletion of FAK in mice endothelium disrupts lung vascular barrier function due to destabilization of RhoA and Rac1 activities. Schmidt TT, Tauseef M, Yue L, Bonini MG, Gothert J, Shen TL, Guan JL, Predescu S, Sadikot R, Mehta D.Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2013 Aug 15;305(4):L291-300. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00094.2013. Epub 2013 Jun 14.
  12. 12. Dr. Sadis Matalon established the Herman Rahn Award for excellence in pulmonary research (http://ajplung.blogspot.com/2014/04/awardees-of- inaugural-hermann-rahn.html) Winners were recognized during the Respiration Dinner at the 2014 Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego. They were chosen by the Awards Committee of the Respiration Section Dr. Fiona Murray, of the University of Aberdeen, for Abstract #1491: Interleukin- 33 in pulmonary arterial hypertension: a role in disease pathogenesis? Dr. Megha Talati, of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, for Abstract #4357: Mutant BMPR2 expression in Cardiomyocytes Results in an Altered Hypertrophic Response Dr. Rajasingh Johnson, of the University of Kansas Medical Center, for Abtract #6336: Combinatorial treatment with epigenetic modifiers inhibits thrombin- induced eNOS/RhoA signaling and restores AJ integrity.
  13. 13. Sponsored two symposia in EB 2014 and one symposium at the Association of University Professors (see the AJP-Lung Facebook page for more details) Experimental Biology 2014 “The Enigma Variations: The Many Faces of the Myofibroblast in Fibrotic Disease” by Rachel C. Chambers, Paul F. Mercer “Bioengineering the Cardiopulmonary System: From Molecules to Mechanics” by YS Prakash, Kurt R. Stenmark. Association of University Anesthesiologists 61st Annual Meeting Plenary Session, Lung Injury, Remodeling and Research Symposium Moderator/ Panel Discussion
  14. 14. Major Challenges for 2014 • Increase our impact factor; our current impact factor is similar to other APS journals and not significantly different from respiratory journals publishing basic and translational research articles • Increase # submissions of high quality manuscripts; so far in 2014 number of submissions were similar to those in 2013. We have solicited high impact reviews from leaders in the field which will help us attract original article. Members of our Editorial Board are expected to contribute one article per year to AJP-Lung

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