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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


10/01/2020

APERTURE IS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS! HANDLING EDITORS AND REVIEWERS STILL SOUGHT

Aperture, the new open-access publishing platform powered by the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, is now open for submissions! From its very early stages, this has been a community-driven initiative and would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of the Aperture Oversight Committee Chaired by Jean Baptiste Poline, the Publishing Committee (TOPIC), Aperture’s Editor-in-Chief Tonya White, the Executive Office of the Organization of Human Brain Mapping, and Aperture’s Journal Manager, Kay Vanda. 

Today’s launch signifies that the platform is now open to the public, and interested authors are welcome to access the platform and submit their research objects. Although open for submissions, Aperture is still very much in a “beta” phase meaning it may take longer than expected to review and publish submissions in these early days as real-time submissions test our processes and systems. But you, the community, have waited long enough, and we are excited to offer this new platform and create opportunities for collaborations that will only enhance the Aperture experience. 

Aperture is looking for high-quality research objects that will fit the mission and scope of the journal. The possibilities of what we publish are wide open, including traditional papers and reviews, but also conference presentations or workshops, tutorials, code, simulations, notebooks, and data. Aperture’s platform is not able to host notebooks, software, or large datasets, but rather we envision that Aperture will serve as the wrapper for these works that are hosted externally. If you are interested in submitting to Aperture, you can find the author guidelines on the Aperture website. The guidelines will direct authors to the submission platform, which can be accessed using your OHBM username and password. 

Aperture is also still accepting individuals interested in being Handling Editors. Aperture aims to ensure a diverse and inclusive Editorial Team, and we are actively seeking individuals outside of North America and Europe to join as Handling Editors. We encourage you to contact the Aperture Journal Manager with a copy of your CV and letter of interest. Questions?  Contact Kay Vanda, Journal Manager, at aperture@humanbrainmapping.org

We look forward to your support and forthcoming submissions!

 

 


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