AAAS Names Deputy Editors of Science Advances

Science Advances , the online-only, open-access journal that is the newest addition to the Science family of journals, has announced its team of deputy editors.

"I am personally thrilled with the team of Deputy Editors who will be guiding our new journal," said Marcia McNutt, editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals. "Each was chosen for his or her research distinction, broad expertise, overall management and publishing experience, and passion for open access."

The announcement also included new details about the journal's business model. A team of more than 40 associate editors will be named soon.

Science Advances seeks to publish articles that make important contributions to research in the life, physical, environmental, engineering, math, computer, and social sciences, and those that promote new collaborations, stimulate further experiments, or inspire new directions in applying science to solve immediate problems that matter to society. The editorial office will open in September 2014 and the journal will publish its first articles in February 2015.

There are six deputy editors:

Kip Hodges, PhD (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982), is the Foundation Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. His research focuses on multidisciplinary studies of the evolution of orogenic systems. Hodges will oversee the review of earth and space sciences submissions.

Zakya H. Kafafi, PhD (Rice University, 1972), former Director of the Division of Materials Research, National Science Foundation and currently Adjunct Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Lehigh University. Her research interests include emerging technologies in organic electronics and photonics, spectroscopy and photochemistry of molecular clusters in condensed phased and, novel nonlinear optical materials. Kafafi will lead a team of associate editors responsible for physical sciences and engineering submissions.

Gary E. Machlis, PhD (Yale University, 1979), is a Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Clemson University and Faculty Fellow for the Institute for Parks at Clemson University and serves as the Science Advisor to the Director of the National Park Service and co-leader of the Department of Interior's Strategic Sciences Group. Machlis' research interests include human ecology, environmental sustainability, science policy, and conservation. Machlis will be the deputy editor responsible for social and behavioral sciences submissions and interdisciplinary studies papers.

Philip Yeagle, PhD (Duke University, 1974), Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology.  His current research is on membrane protein structures. Yeagle will cover submissions from biochemistry, biophysics, and molecular biology.

Ali Shilatifard, PhD (University of Oklahoma, 1994) Investigator,
 Stowers Institute for Medical Research. His research interests include transcription, chromatin biology, leukemia research, and epigenetics. Shilatifard and the associate editors working with him will handle biomedical research papers.

Barry Pogson, PhD (Macquarie University, 1992), Professor, Australian National University. His areas of expertise include cell metabolism; signal transduction; gene expression; crop and pasture biochemistry and physiology; plant cell and molecular geology; and, plant physiology. As deputy editor, Pogson will review papers in ecosystems research, plant biology, and zoology.

In addition to Science Advances and Science, the premier global science weekly, AAAS publishes Science Signaling, the leading journal of cell signaling and regulatory biology, and Science Translational Medicine, integrating medicine, engineering and science to promote human health. (See www.sciencemag.org.)

AAAS, the world's largest general scientific society, was founded in 1848 and encompasses 261 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving an estimated 10 million individuals. Science's daily online news is always free to the public, as are editorials, any paper with broad public health significance, and all research articles 12 months after publication. Science further participates in various efforts to provide free access for scientists in the world's poorest countries.

AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to advance science and serve society through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more.