Sotirios Athanaselis

Editorial Board Member

Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

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Department / University Information


Dr. Sotirios Athanaselis works at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

Research Interest

Dr. Sotirios Athanaselis research interests include Pharmacology, Toxicology, Environmental Health.


1. What makes an article top quality? 

Response: Its topic, its structure, the documentation of the opinions that are expressed in it.

2. Do you think that journals determine research trends?

Response: In a way yes, as they select what kind the type and the subjects of the articles they would accept for publication.

3. What makes a good position paper?

Response: It documentation and the way it supports the position taken.

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

Response: The originality of tits topic, the structure of the article, the up to date references.

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

Response: Original research, review articles, case reports, short communications, letters to the editor.

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

Response: I expect them to use all the internationally approved methods and frameworks. Any innovation can be accepted as long as it is properly documented.

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

Response: To inform them on current topics and current trends of Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology.

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

Response: On Forensic Toxicology and more specifically on the interpretation of the results of toxicological analysis.

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

Response: Any area of Forensic Toxicology.

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

Response: According to the specific interest of each practitioner.

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

Response: By selecting reviewers that he or she knows personally and not from a list of unknown to him scientists.

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: I would encourage any contribution within the scope of the Journal and/or with a strong affiliation with Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology.

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

Response: They are cheaper, more easily accessible and with a greater variety of topics.

14. How do you differentiate Journal of Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology Research Research with other journals in the field?

Response: The differentiation will and should be made by the originality and the quality of the articles that will be accepted for publication in the Journal.