This is my last year as Editor-in-Chief of AJP-Renal Physiology. I would like to thank our team of associate editors for the work they put into the Journal: Lisa Satlin, Susan Wall, Gerald Apodaca, Kumar Sharma, Darwin Bell, Jeffrey Garvin, and Karl Nath. Without these talented people we would not have the success we have seen over the last 6 years. I would also like to thank our managing editor, Amy McEver, for her important contributions to the journal.
Our manuscript submissions are up 6% from last year, and our impact factor remains stable at 3.68. One of our main initiatives this year has been to decrease our time from submission to decision. We have whittled away at this number and we currently average 24.5 days.
We have been publishing monthly podcasts, wherein authors and editors discuss new publications in the journal. You can access these podcasts at http://ajprenal.podbean.com/. Our most recent podcasts are discussions with our Associate Editor, Lisa Satlin, and Chou-Long Huang of UT Southwestern regarding his recent paper that examined the effect of KS-WNK1 on Na transport in the cortical thick ascending limb, and with Raheev Rohatgi regarding the role of tubular flow in the activation of phospholipase A2 and excretion of PGE2.
We currently have calls for papers in four different areas: Renal Solute Co-Transporters and Exchangers, Chronic Kidney Disease and Fibrosis, Renal Acid-Base Physiology, and the Pathophysiology of Acute Kidney Injury. Details are available online at http://www.the-aps.org/mm/Publications/Journals/AJP-Renal/Special-Calls.
On behalf of AJP-Renal Physiology, I look forward to receiving submissions from members of the APS. We will be at ASN 2012. Please be sure to visit us at our booth.