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The Journal of Transport Geography was launched 20 years ago by its founding editor, Professor Richard Knowles of the University of Salford, on behalf of the Transport Geography Research Group of the Institute of British Geographers. Since then it has published almost 1,500 articles. Its Impact Factor of 2.538 ranks it second out of 24 [...]
Michel Tibayrenc, MD, PhD, was born in France and has worked on the evolution of infectious diseases for 35 years. A Director of Research at the French Institut de recherche pour le developpement (IRD), he has spent a total of 12 years in Southern countries (Algeria, French Guiana, Bolivia, Thailand) and four years in the [...]
Clinical Simulation in Nursing launched with Elsevier in 2008 and became Elsevier’s first-ever, online-only nursing journal. Just this year its frequency increased from six to nine issues annually. Elsevier publishes the journal on behalf of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation in Nursing (INACSL). Suzie Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, is the second Editor and was [...]
Professor Steve Saxby is Director of the Institute for Law and the Web, and Professor of Information Technology Law and Public Policy at the School of Law, Southampton University. He is also founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of Computer Law and Security Review – The International Journal of Technology Law and Practice (CLSR). Published six times [...]
Richard Primack, Professor of Biology at Boston University, has been an Editor of Biological Conservation since 2004, and was appointed Editor-in-Chief in 2008. Since its launch in 1968, Biological Conservation has become one of the leading journals in conservation. It publishes research in the discipline of conservation, spanning a diverse range of fields contributing to the biological, sociological, [...]
Professor Jackie Y. Ying was appointed the first Editor-in-Chief of Nano Today in March 2008. Launched in 2006 as an international review magazine for researchers with interests in all aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology, Nano Today moved to a traditional journal format in 2009 to provide a peer-reviewed forum for the publication of authoritative review [...]
Karl Shell, Thorne Professor of Economics at Cornell University, New York, is the founding editor of Journal of Economic Theory – also known as JET; one of the most prestigious journals in the field of economics. He started the journal at the end of the sixties, at a time when the economics field began to [...]
Professor Maskin is the Editor-in-Chief of Economics Letters and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2007. Q. What aspect of being an editor do you find most rewarding? A. Shepherding good work into print. The job of the editor is to identify good work, see that it gets published and occasionally make some [...]
Professor Charles Sheppard is Editor-in-Chief of Marine Pollution Bulletin. Q. What aspect of being an editor do you find most rewarding? A. I suppose seeing some neat, new and important results. In the field of marine environment there is a lot of need in many places. Finding a way to proceed with a difficult issue [...]