American Chemical Society names John R. Yates, Ph.D., to lead Journal of Proteome Research

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2016 –The American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced a new editor-in-chief to head the Journal of Proteome Research, a leading peer-reviewed journal in the field of proteomics. The journal publishes novel research in protein analysis and function. John R. Yates, Ph.D., of the Scripps Research Institute will succeed William Hancock, Ph.D., who led the journal from its inception in 2002 through late 2015. Jonathan Sweedler, Ph.D., editor-in-chief of the Society’s journal Analytical Chemistry, had served in an interim editorial capacity until a successor was identified.

Yates, the Ernest W. Hahn Professor of Chemical Physiology and Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, has contributed to significant advances in the proteomics field, most recently focusing his research on applied proteomics, protein biochemistry, mass spectrometry and informatics. He has served as an associate editor for Analytical Chemistry since 2001 and contributes his expertise to numerous journal editorial advisory boards. Yates has published more than 800 research articles and holds several patents for his innovations in proteomics and mass spectrometry.

“I’m excited to be taking on the leadership role of this flagship journal for the proteomics field,” says Yates. “There is a wealth of high-quality research and technical innovation coming out of proteomics, which is of fundamental importance to biology and medicine. I look forward to working with our expert editors, Editorial Advisory Board members and authors to highlight advancements in the field of proteomics and all aspects of the global study of proteins.”

The Journal of Proteome Research has recently expanded in scope to include the dynamic aspects of genomics, spatio-temporal proteomics, metabonomics and metabolomics, clinical and agricultural proteomics, as well as advances in methodology including bioinformatics. Delivered to researchers’ desktops and mobile devices, the online-only monthly publication received a Thomson-Reuters ISI 2014 Impact Factor of 4.245 and publishes more than 500 articles annually.

“We are delighted that a scientist with Dr. Yates’ vision will lead the Journal of Proteome Research,” says Penelope Lewis, Ph.D., director of Editorial Development for ACS Publications. “His extensive relationships within the proteomics community, broad knowledge of the field and editorial expertise will ensure that the journal can continue to progress from strength to strength in serving the current and future needs of the proteomics community.”

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