eLife welcomes new editors in ten major subject areas

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eLife is happy to welcome new reviewing editors in: biochemistry, biophysics and structural biology, cell biology, computational and systems biology, genomics and evolutionary biology, genes and chromosomes, human biology and medicine, neuroscience, and in plant biology.

We are delighted to announce the newest members of the eLife Board of reviewing editors (BRE). They bring strong expertise in each of their areas and will help us maintain the efficient and constructive editorial process that eLife is known for.


The BRE is responsible for reviewing articles, at the request of the senior editors, and recruiting additional reviewers as needed. Once reviews are in, the BRE and reviewers consult with one another to finalise their decision and form a consolidated set of comments for the author -- which is what sets the eLife’s editorial process apart. Learn all about the eLife editorial process on our website.

Kang Shen, who joins as an eLife editor for neuroscience from Stanford University, US said:

“I’m excited about eLife because it is a top-notch research journal where decisions are made by leading colleagues in the field. I also like the reviewing process -- where there are more communications between the reviewers and a commitment to a fast turnaround.”

The newest members of the eLife Board of reviewing editors include:

Biochemistry

Rachel Green

John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore

United States

Biophysics and structural biology

Richard Berry

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

Taekjip Ha

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

United States

Cell biology

Anna Akhmanova

Utrecht University

The Netherlands

Chris Burd

Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut

United States

Johanna Ivaska

University of Turku

Finland

Michael Kozlov

Tel Aviv University

Israel

Computational and systems biology

Nir Friedman

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel

Genes and chromosomes

Rachel Green

John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore

United States

Torben Jensen

Aarhus University

Denmark

Genomics and evolutionary biology

Nir Friedman

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel

Magnus Nordborg

Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology

Austria

Duncan Odom

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

Joe Pickrell

New York Genome Center & Columbia University

United States

Human biology and medicine

Johanna Ivaska

University of Turku

Finland

Neuroscience

Christine Holt

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

Heidi Johansen-Berg

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

Kang Shen

Stanford University

United States

David Kleinfeld

University of California, San Diego

United States

Plant biology

Magnus Nordborg

Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology

Austria

All the eLife editorial team members, along with details of their expertise, are listed on our website.


Finally, we wish to thank past members of the Board of reviewing editors for their invaluable contributions in helping to establish eLife as a strong and innovative new journal and being among the first to execute our transformative approach to peer review.


eLife editors are invited to join eLife by the Editor-in-Chief, after consultation with appropriate Deputy, Senior, and Reviewing editors.