Announcement

JBC seeks new editor-in-chief

Angela Hopp
March 5, 2021

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is accepting applications and nominations for the next editor-in-chief of its flagship publication, the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Lila Gierasch

Lila Gierasch, a distinguished professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the 11th editor of the journal, will complete her five-year term in June.

This changing of the guard comes just six months into the journal’s transition to gold open-access publishing.  In January, JBC and the ASBMB’s two other peer-reviewed publications — Journal of Lipid Research and Molecular & Cellular Proteomics — unveiled new websites making all of their articles freely available.

Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller, the society’s new executive director and a veteran staff member, said the next editor-in-chief will be arriving at a pivotal time in the journal’s history.

“This is an exciting time for JBC. We’re looking for a visionary leader who will be able to harness the opportunities that gold open access presents while staying true to the journal’s very high editorial standards,” he said. “The next editor-in-chief should be a public-facing advocate for research integrity, someone who is committed to maintaining a rewarding author experience, and someone who prioritizes diversity and inclusion at every step of the way.”

The ASBMB has established a search committee, which will be led by Isabel Casas, the society’s director for publications. You can read the job description here. All applications and nominations should be sent to EICsearch@asbmb.org.

Angela Hopp

Angela Hopp is executive editor of ASBMB Today and communications director for the ASBMB.

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