American Journal of Physiology-Lung

Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Sadis Matalon, Editor-in-Chief (2011-Present)
550 550 5.0
Total Manuscripts
# of Manuscripts

Impact Factor
500 500
Research 4.5
Manuscripts Impact
450 450 Factor
4.0
400 400

3.5
350 350

300 300 3.0
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
AJP-Lung Accomplishments

• Impact Factor increased from 4.08 in 2014 to 4.721 in 2015
o Highest ranked journal publishing basic lung research manuscripts

• Ranked #17 among all journals in terms of # Cites/Doc during the
last two years; it ranks first among all APS journals publishing
mainly original articles
• http://www.scimagojr.com/journalrank.php?
category=1314&order=cpd&ord=desc
• 25% increase in all manuscript submissions
(502 in 2016 vs. 402 in 2015)
• 28% increase in research manuscript submissions (440 vs. 343)
AJP-Lung Accomplishments

• 2015-2016
o 25% increase in all manuscript submissions (502 in 2016 vs. 402 in 2015)

o 28% increase in research manuscript submissions (440 vs. 343)

o New initiative: co-sponsored two travel awards for junior contributors to
participate in the Annual Retreat of The International Graduate Program in
Molecular Biology and Medicine of the Lung, University of Giessen, Germany
(Co-sponsored by Deputy Editor, Dr. Rory Morty, Director of the Program)
o Appointed Dr. Charity Morgan as a statistical consultant
AJP-Lung Pertinent Editorial Facts, 2015-2016

Average number of citations per year
Research articles 5
Review articles 10
Percent rejection for research manuscripts 42%
Average time to reach a first decision for
research manuscripts 23 days

Average number of publications per year by
editorial board members 1.5

Average number of publications per year by
editors 1.8
American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular
and Molecular Physiology
Sadis Matalon, Editor-in-Chief (2017)
• One Award for the best paper by a Junior Investigator
$500 – Dr. Roman Grothausmann-2017 winner
Digital 3D reconstructions using histological serial sections of lung
tissue including the alveolar capillary network. Grothausmann, R.,
Knudsen L, Ochs M, Mühlfeld C); PMID: 27913424; Am J Physiol Lung Cell
Mol Physiol. 2017 Feb 1;312(2):L243-L257. Epub 2016 Dec 2
• One Award for the best paper by a Senior Investigator
$500 -Dr. Dean Sheppard- 2017 winner
Transforming growth factor-β plays divergent roles in modulating
vascular remodeling, inflammation, and pulmonary fibrosis in a murine
model of scleroderma. Tsujino K, Reed NI, Atakilit A, Ren X, Sheppard D.
Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2017 Jan 1;312(1):L22-L31. doi:
10.1152/ajplung.00428.2016. Epub 2016 Nov 18. PMID: 27864286
American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular
and Molecular Physiology
Sadis Matalon, Editor-in-Chief (2017)

• Three Awards in honor of Dr. Herman Rahn, the 36th President of APS for
the best papers by Junior Investigators
$250 each; Drs. Nektarios Barabutis (PMID: 25713322)
Alicia Rizzo (PMID:26432864 )
Karthik Suresh (PMID: 26453519 )
• Two Travel Awards to participate in the Annual Retreat of The International
Graduate Programme in Molecular Biology and Medicine of the the Lung,
University of Giessen, Germany
$1000 each; Yoko Ito, National Jewish Health
and Andrea Frump, Indiana University
Deputy Editors
Members of the Editorial Board
Y. S. Prakash, Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic
Rory E. Morty, Internal Medicine, University of Giessen and Marburg Lung
Center
APS
Associate Editors
Ms. Rita Scheman
James F. Collawn, Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, University Ms. Ellyn Kestnbaum
of Alabama at Birmingham Dr. Christina Bennett
Mark N. Gillespie, Pharmacology, University of South Alabama Ms. Charmon Kight
Lester Kobzik, Environmental Health, Harvard University Mr. Gilbert O. Ebner
Wolfgang M. Kuebler, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, Mr. Danielle Pisconte
St. Michael's Hospital Mr. Joseph Girouard
Dolly Mehta, Pharmacology, University of Illinois
Bethany Moore, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan APS Publication
Irina Petrache, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, National Committees
Jewish Health
Larissa Akimi Shimoda, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Johns Dr. Hershel Raff
Hopkins University Dr. Curt D. Sigmund
Statistical Consultant
Charity Morgan, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Managing Editor: Amy McEver