Fred J. Roisen

Editorial Board Member

Fred J. Roisen, PhD
Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
university of Louisville, USA Read Interview session with Fred J. Roisen

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Department / University Information


Dr. Fred J. Roisen, Ph.D., founder and CSO of RhinoCyte, Inc., is professor and chair of the Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology in the School of Medicine at the University of Louisville. He holds a B.S. in biochemistry from Northeastern University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Development Physiology from Princeton University.He has published 200 papers, received over $6 million in research grants and is the co- inventor of a number of patents.

Research Interest

Research interest of Fred J. Roisen includes Developmental Neurobiology: Neuroplasticity, Neuritogenesis, and Trophic interactions.


1. What makes an article top quality? 

Response: Interesting, important results.

2. Do you think that journals determine research trends?

Response: Yes of they favor a particular technique.

3. What makes a good position paper?

Response: Organization, clear statement of objectives and unique results.

4. What are the qualities you look for in an article?

Response: Novel approach with results well documented.

5. Can you give us a broad indication of the types of themes a scientific journal should cover?

Response: Best if focus clear but allows a variety of approaches.

6. What sorts of research methods and frameworks do you expect people to use, and how will they balance conceptual and applied research?

Response: This is dictated by the problem,techniques only a means to the end.

7. How would you describe the journal’s mission and editorial objectives to our readers?

Response: Clear focus on issues concerning the spinal cord and Neurodegeneration.

8. If you could be granted dream articles, what would they be on?

Response: Unexpected results that demonstrate thinking outside the box.

9. Are there any particular areas which you would like to see, or expect to see, collaborate?

Response: Stem cell uses for spinal regeneration.

10. How does the research published percolate through to practitioners?

Response: Good when there is a clinical component of section related to studies.

11. How can a publisher ensure the authors/readers a rigorous peer review and quality control?

Response: Outstanding peer. Review by a variety of reviewers rather than an inside group.

12. Your editorial policy is to be eclectic and welcome perspectives from other disciplines and schools. How does this translate into the types of contributions you encourage?

Response: Publishing is essential to research survival and cost an quality of publication is essential to the overall success.

13. What do you see as the merits of journals, as opposed to book series, as a means of scholarly communications?

Response: More rapid release of information to larger audience.

14. How do you differentiate Journal of Spine & Neurosurgery with other journals in the field?

Response: Difficult to break into an established field of recognized Journals but this will happen with time and dedication.