Announcing Aperture’s First Handling Editors

11/13/2020


 

Announcing Aperture’s First Handling Editors 

Aperture is excited to welcome its first Handling Editors to the Editorial Team. This represents a significant milestone in Aperture’s launch. After careful consideration, feedback, and input from the Aperture Oversight Committee and greater OHBM community, Aperture has welcomed 27 Handling Editors from a wide range of research backgrounds. 

All of Aperture’s current serving Handling Editors are listed, along with their bios and contact information, on the Aperture website. The role of the Handling Editor is to review submissions and assign peer-reviewers to the work. 

As Aperture continues to expand and evolve, the handling editors will play a key role in assuring the very high quality of the submitted diverse research objects. Tonya White, Aperture’s Editor-in-Chief, was hoping for between 12-24 handling editors during Aperture’s Launch, but we are pleased to have far surpassed that number. The number of handling editors who accepted Aperture’s invitation is a testament to the support and confidence that the OHBM community has in this journal and its success. Aperture is here to serve the neuroimaging community.

Aperture is committed to diversity. We have worked hard to create a balance of gender and to invite handling editors from geographically underrepresented areas. This is an area that will continue to be on the forefront as Aperture moves forward in shaping our team of Handling Editors, Editorial Board, and Advisory Committee. We are also designing policies to maximize inclusion and diversity of reviewers and authors.  

Stay tuned for future Aperture updates and the announcement of Aperture’s finalized Editorial Board. Editorial Board members will serve as Peer-Reviewers for Aperture and be among the first chosen to transition to the position of Handling Editor if and when there is a need. If you are interested in joining Aperture Editorial Board, please reach out to the journal manager, Kay Vanda, at aperture@humanbrainmapping.org

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