1. What makes an article top quality?Â
Response: Technical quality and depth in the research studies.
2. Do you think that journals determine research trends?
Response: Not necessarily, some high quality articles in journals do not necessarily address mainstream or in vogue research trends.
3. What makes a good position paper?
Response: Presentation and completeness of the investigation.
4. What are the qualities you look for in an article?
Response: Sound experimental investigation, data analysis and interpretation. High quality in figures, statistically relevant data.
5. Can you give us a broad indication of the types of themes a scientific journal should cover?
Response: It depends on the audience that the journal is trying to reach out to. For example, CBRT examines a broad scope of research theme but all around cell and molecular biology aspects.
6. How would you describe the journalâ€™s mission and editorial objectives to our readers?
Response: The journalâ€™s mission is to publish high quality and rigorous research articles that makes a significant contribution in advancing and propagating knowledge in the field of cell and molecular biology in areas such as cell signaling, differentiation, physiology and stem cell biology.
7. If you could be granted dream articles, what would they be on?
Response: Effect of Vitamin D on Stem Cell Differenatation; The role of NGS in uncovering mechanisms of cancer etc.
8. How does the research published percolate through to practitioners?
Response: Appropriate indexing and abstracting so that it reaches the larger community (PubMed etc) social media and RSS and other news feeds.
9. How can a publisher ensure the authors/readers a rigorous peer review and quality control?
Response: Timely review by highly qualified reviewers that could be comprised on a panel of international reviewers. Multiple reviewers must provide feedback. Editor should serve also in marinating fairness and quality in the process.
10. What do you see as the merits of journals, as opposed to book series, as a means of scholarly communications?
Response:Â Too many book series and not easily accessible to all. Authors value peer-reviewed and cited works in high quality journal.
11. How do you differentiate Cell Biology: Research & TherapyÂ with other journals in the field?
Response:Â The CBRT journal does have a number of high quality journals and is an eclectic mix, as opposed to other journals that seems to focus with a particular research theme.