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Reviewers of the quarter

Bioelectronic Medicine would like to recognize the efforts of its exceptional peer reviewers, for their excellent service. The following individuals have exceeded expectations as far as acceptance rate, the number of completed reviews, and timeliness, for each of the listed three-month periods. The journal cannot succeed without its peer reviewers, and we thank the hard-working members of our network.

Second quarter of 2019

Professor Ulf Andersson
Karolinska Institutet

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Professor Andersson is a senior professor in pediatrics at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. As a pediatrician of 45 years, he has taken care of children with inflammatory diseases. During this period, he continuously performed parallel basic studies in immunology in order to develop novel therapy and biomarkers for inflammatory diseases. The backbone of this work has been and still is formed on a close collaboration with Kevin Tracey´s research group at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research in New York.  Together, they have been involved in pioneering studies of the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway and in the discovery and exploration of HMGB1 as the archetypical alarmin.

First quarter of 2019

Professor Bruno Bonaz
Grenoble Institute of Neurosciences

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I am Professor of Gastroenterology in the Grenoble Faculty of Medicine and Hospital in Grenoble, France. I am a member of the team “Cerebral Stimulation & Systems Neuroscience” (team leader: Olivier David) at the Grenoble Institute of Neurosciences (GIN, INSERM U1216;, and I was previously the team leader of the group Stress and Neurodigestive Interactions at the GIN. I have worked on brain-gut interactions for more than thirty years, both at the pre-clinical and clinical level, focusing on irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel diseases with a special interest on the role of stress and the autonomic nervous system in the physiopathology of such diseases. In particular, I am working on the anti-inflammatory (anti-TNF) properties of the vagus nerve (VN) through VN stimulation (VNS). We have shown that VNS has an anti-inflammatory role in a model of colitis in rats and, in a translational approach, we have recently published the first pilot study of VNS in patients with active Crohn’s disease. I really think that Bioelectronic Medicine, targeting the autonomic nervous system (e.g. the VN), opens new therapeutic avenues in the domain of gut inflammatory disorders and others. I am also interested in interoceptive awareness, based on the involvement of the VN in interoception, functional digestive disorders, and inflammatory bowel diseases. I am also interested in the role of complementary medicines, such as hypnosis I practice with my patients, which are known to increase and re-balance vagal tone through a homeostatic way, and I am the principal investigator of a clinical trial of hypnosis in Crohn’s disease. I am presently the President of the International Society of Autonomic Neuroscience (ISAN).

Dr Yao-Chuan Chang
Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research

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My research interests include Neural Engineering, Neurostimulation, Neuromodulation, and Optical Imaging. My current research focuses on:

  • Designing and conducting experiments on the delivery of neurostimulation strategies to peripheral nerves in a fiber-and function-specific manner.
  • Developing in vivo and in vitro assays for reading out the fiber-specific effects of peripheral neurostimulation, including methodologies from electrical and optical neurophysiology, as well as from automatic and cardiovascular physiology.
  • Designing and implementing closed-loop neuromodulation systems for the in vivo delivery of adaptive, responsive neurostimulation that observes the state of the organism and/or the organ whose function required modulation.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    40 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    40 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    74 days from submission to acceptance
    24 days from acceptance to publication

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