Biophysical Society Bulletin | January 2021

January 2021

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BPS will soon launch its new fully open access journal Biophysical Reports . The journal, headed by Editor-in-Chief Joerg Enderlein (see below) will publish short Letters and Reports as well as Research Articles and Reviews in all disciplines encompassed by biophysics, with a particular emphasis on methods and techniques for biophysical research, as well as concepts and ideas that present major con- ceptual advances or represent new views on existing data and results. It is committed to rapid publication of articles that are written for specialists as well as those written for the broader biophysics community. Biophysical Reports provides a venue for authors looking for a fully open access journal in which to publish their latest work. Watch for the Call for Papers soon! Jörg Enderlein Named Editor-in-Chief of Biophysical Reports

Jörg Enderlein has been confirmed as the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of Biophysical Reports , the new open access journal from the Biophysical Society. His appointment was confirmed during a meeting of the Council on November 7, 2020. Enderlein is a physics professor and is Executive Director of the Third Institute of Physics (Biophysics) of the Georg-August-Universität at Göttingen. For the last three decades he has worked on developing advanced single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging methods and their application in physical chemistry, biophysics, and life sciences. He received his PhD in physical chemistry, from Humboldt University in Berlin and has been a longtime panel member and reviewer for the Human Frontier Science Program and the European Research Council.

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Enderlein said he is “extremely honored to be selected Editor-in-Chief. I see a signifi- cant potential for the new journal, which should offer transparent and rapid reviewing and editorial decisions with a specific understanding of the peculiarities and importance of biophysical research.” Biophysical Reports will launch in the first half of 2021. It will be a fully open access journal that will feature short contributions (Letters and Reports) with rapid turnaround in addition to full research articles. This new journal provides another option for BPS members and others to publish their work, particularly those who are mandated to publish in open access journals. “We are excited to have Jörg join the BPS editorial community and believe his exper- tise, energy, and vision are ideal to launch this new enterprise,” said Cathy Royer , BPS President. Enderlein’s term will officially begin January 1, 2021, although work on planning his Editorial Board is well underway.

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