Challenges (ISSN 2078-1547) is a unique open access journal. Over the past five years, we have published research proposals, research plans, research or technology ideas, policy studies relating to science and scholarly research, and open contests aiming at solving major challenges. This kind of scholarly content is typically not published in traditional research journals.
As the term of the current Editor-in-Chief Prof. Andreas Manz, will end in 2015, you are encouraged to nominate individuals who you feel should be considered for this position. Self-nomination is also welcomed. In general, the Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the technical content and quality of the journal publications. The Editorial Office will carry out the majority of the administrative work, including the invitation of peer reviewers, correspondence with authors, professional copy editing, English editing of accepted manuscripts, and assistance in promoting the journal.
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We are pleased to announce Dr. Vernon Tesh, from the Texas A&M Health Science Center, as the new Editor-in-Chief of Toxins since January 2015. He is a specialist in the pathogenesis of diseases caused by Shiga toxins. Dr. Tesh takes over from Dr. Florian Lang, who has held the position since the journal started six years ago. We are extremely grateful to Dr. Lang for his hard work in growing the journal to its present state. We look forward to continuing to work with him in a different capacity, as he remains on the Editorial Board.
We are pleased to announce that Toxins recently established a new section entitled "Bacterial Toxins". Prof. Dr. Vernon L. Tesh from the Texas A&M University Health Science Center serves as the founding Section Editor-in-Chief. We have invited leading experts to join the Section Editorial Board to review manuscripts and serve as guest editors for special issues. More details regarding the "Bacterial Toxins" section can be found here.
We are pleased to report that special issue "Anthrax Toxin" has been successfully closed. 14 papers have been published in this issue.
Dr. Jean-Nicolas Tournier, the Guest Editor of this issue, says "The wide-ranging set of articles from authors all over the world reflects the growing importance of anthrax toxin research studies. The articles cover a comprehensive set of topics that deal with toxins molecular specificity, cellular targets, organ disruption, host effects, as well as therapeutics. These articles reflect the actual knowledge on anthrax toxins and open new perspectives in the field."
A new special issue on this topic is planned to be set up soon for the year 2013, aiming to further encourage scholars in this field to share their research results in a timely way.