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Contact: Donna Krupa
American Physiological Society

Physiological Genomics journal announces a major restructuring

BETHESDA, Md. (September 18, 2012)—Propelled by rapid growth in the field, Physiological Genomics, a specialty journal of the American Physiological Society (APS; www.the-APS.org), announced today that it was undergoing a major change in its editorial policy.

The journal will continue to operate under the name Physiological Genomics, but will dramatically increase the scope of papers accepted to include contributions in the areas of genomics, systems biology, biomarkers, and emerging technologies.

Andy Greene, Editor-in-Chief of the journal, said "We felt there was a need for a journal that welcomes contributions in the area of emerging technologies and their application to physiology. By combining our historic expertise in 'omics approaches with the expertise in the systems level thinking that is shared by physiologists, we will help anchor these technologies to physiological applications and serve as a link between the APS and other scientists working at the leading edge of 'omics fields."

The "new" journal has ten separate Sections, each having a Section Editor and a group of Editorial Board members. The journal will be actively recruiting very high quality manuscripts in each of the sections. The new sections will be:

All sections welcome full length Original Research Communications, Innovative Methodologies submissions, Short Critical Review articles, full length Comprehensive Review articles, as well as Letters to the Editor.

The APS, with its established track record as a leading publisher and its unique strength in physiological and disease applications, provides a natural home for this twice-monthly published journal. Authors will benefit from the robust journal activities including very rapid review (average time to decision is less than 23 days, 14 days to online publication), high visibility and impact (papers publicized on journal website, monthly newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, 2011 impact factor 3.368,) , and author services (connection to nomenclature services, pre-publication annotation of data for submission to data resources and repositories, as well as video and other alternative content as part of the embedded content).

According to Greene, the journal will begin accepting submissions in the new categories immediately. He added. "We hope authors will join us in this exciting new phase in the life of Physiological Genomics by submitting their best relevant work to one of our sections."


More information about Physiological Genomics is available on the journal website http://physiolgenomics.physiology.org/

Physiology is the study of how molecules, cells, tissues and organs function to create health or disease. The American Physiological Society (APS; www.the-APS.org/press) has been an integral part of the discovery process for 125 years. For additional information contact Donna Krupa at dkrupa@the-aps.org, @Phyziochick, or 301.634.7209.

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