Editors’ Picks, formerly called Papers of the Week, represent the top-rated papers published in JBC across the field of biological chemistry, as determined by our Associate Editors, Editorial Board Members and other referees. These articles—essential for any reading list—are accompanied by additional content summarizing the new findings and featuring the scientists involved.
- EditorialsA decade ago, the American Journal of Ophthalmology (the Journal) completed a full peer review of almost all submitted manuscripts, feeling it was a responsibility of the Journal. Five years ago, with increasing submissions and a relatively stable, competent peer review pool, the Journal started to triage manuscripts, mainly at the Editor in Chief level, resulting in about 10% of manuscripts rejected at submission, along with a brief note to the authors. Over the past 3 years the Executive Editors have been further empowered to triage manuscripts and to decline further peer review of a manuscript if they are confident that it would not be accepted by the Journal.