Last week Dr. Bates received an email from Drs. Peter Wagner and Jason H.T. Bates, Editor and Deputy Editor of the Journal of Applied Physiology (JAPPL), inviting her to join the journal’s editorial board. Here’s how the journal describes its mission:
The Journal of Applied Physiology publishes original papers that deal with diverse areas of research in applied physiology, especially those papers emphasizing adaptive and integrative mechanisms. Adaptive physiology includes 1) inherent adaptations such as those related to development, aging, and pathophysiological conditions and 2) adaptations to the external environment such as those occurring with exercise, microgravity, hypoxia, hypo- and hyperbaria, and hypo- and hyperthermic conditions. Integrative physiology includes 1) horizontal integration across organ systems and 2) vertical integration from molecule to cell to organ. In all areas of applied physiology, the use of cutting-edge techniques including molecular and cellular biology is strongly encouraged.
As a graduate student and postdoctoral fellow, having a paper published in JAPPL was a serious goal, so this feels like quite an honor. JAPPL is among the best journals in physiology with a long history of publishing the cornerstone studies in respiratory physiology. Dr. Bates is grateful and humbled by the opportunity to serve the journal.