We are pleased to announce that a new Editor-in-Chief has been appointed to strengthen leadership of Med Onejournal starting from October 1st, 2018. Dr. William G. Mayhan is currently a Professor and the Dean in the Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences at theSanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota. He has been the Chair of Cellular Biology andAnatomy at the LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport and the Vice-Chair for the Department of Cellular andIntegrative Physiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His area of expertise is the cerebral circulationduring health and disease. He has played a leadership role in many societies, has served on numerous studysections and editorial boards, and has had continuous funding for his research from a variety of extramural fundingagencies for the past 30+ years. He has published 192 papers which have been cited 6,119 times according toScopus profile with an h-index of 46.Professor William G. Mayhan hopes to work closely with Executive Editor-in-Chief Professor Xianquan Zhan and200+ board members of Med One to improve the journal and bring it to the next level. We appreciate all boardmembers’ continuous support and effort to enhance the journal quality. We are confident that the journal willbecome a preferred journal in the field under Professor William G. Mayhan and Professor Xianquan Zhan’sleadership together with the support of all board members.Furthermore, we are recruiting Section Editors-in-Chief in various field of biomedicine to support Editor-in-Chief’swork and develop the journal together. The detailed requirements can be found athttps://mo.qingres.com/htmls/MO_972_Detail.htmlCandidates interested in becoming a Section Editor-in-Chief should send us a detailed CV, an aims and scope forthe chosen section, and a section development plan to be evaluated by Editorial Office and Editor-in-Chief.
The importance of negative results from well-designed experiments is widely recognized in science. This is particularly true in human studies, where there have been repeated issues of non-replication of statistically significant results, as reviewed and analyzed by John P.A. Ioannidis. A paper on “Top 10 Replicated Findings from Behavioral Genetics” by Robert Plomin et al. is a useful example of how difficult it can be to assemble all the negative results on important topics in behavior and related neurobiology. The Journal of Psychiatry and Brain Science (JPBS) has decided to contribute to the problems of replicability in our areas of interest, by publishing papers with critically designed experiments, high quality execution and analysis, and negative results. Clinical trials in psychiatry and neurology, genetic analyses, neurobiological studies, and animal models of psychiatric disorders,would be areas of particular interest. We will also publish meta-analyses related to reproducibility issues, and articles on experimental design and analysis related to reproducibility.Elliot S. GershonEditor-in-Chief
The 5th Summit on Chinese Psychiatric Genetics with the theme of multi-omics and spectrum of psychiatric disorders was held in Suzhou, China on May 20-21, 2018. The Summit gathered a cluster of outstanding experts in psychiatry worldwide including Steve Faraone and Chunyu Liu from SUNY Upstate Medical University, Thomas G. Schulze from LMU Munich. Ten invited speakers shared their latest research results with more than 100 attendees. To encourage young researchers to exchange opinions with peers worldwide, the Summit also ran a best oral presentation competition and awarded three winners, who are listed below. Each best oral presentation winner was awarded 1,000 USD supported by Journal of Psychiatry and Brain Science (JPBS). The three winners will attend the ISPG annual meeting (XXVI World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics) in Glasgow, Scotland. Rujia DaiCentral South UniversityChen LiangCapital Institute of PediatricsFuquan ZhangWuxi Center for Mental Health Invited Speaker: Steve FaraoneChunyu Liu (The Chairman of the Summit)From left to right: Mary Fan (Managing Editor of JPBS),Best Oral Presentation winner Rujia Dai, Chunyu Liu (The Chairman of the Summit)During the Summit, JPBS organized its first Editorial Board Meeting. Chunyu Liu (Associate Editor-in-Chief), Steve Faraone, Thomas G. Schulze (Associate Editor-in-Chief), Margit Burmeister (Editorial Board Member) and Mary Fan (Managing Editor) participated in the journal meeting. Key issues regarding the journal have been discussed e.g., OA publishing problem, journal position, ways to attract good papers. JPBS is grateful for the support from the academic experts, and hope we will bring the journal to the next level together. From left to right: Steve Faraone, Mary Fan, Chunyu Liu, Thomas G. Schulze and Margit Burmeister