New Co-Editor-in-Chief of 'Osteoporosis International' appointed

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Prof. Felicia Cosman has been named Editor-in-Chief for the North American editorial office, joining Prof. John A Kanis, Editor-in-chief of the European Office, at the helm of this prestigious publication.

IOF is pleased to announce that Felicia Cosman, Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Medical Director of the Clinical Research Center at Helen Hayes Hospital, USA, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief for the North American editorial office of Osteoporosis International. The Editor-in-Chief of the journal’s European office is John A. Kanis, Emeritus Professor in Human Metabolism at University of Sheffield, UK, and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Metabolic Bone Diseases.

Prof. Cosman assumes the Co-Editorship from Prof. Robert Lindsay, M.D., Ph.D., a founding Editor-in-Chief of Osteoporosis International, who recently stepped down after twenty-six years of leadership. The North American Editorial Office will see further changes: Dr Sophie Jamal has resigned as Associate Editor and additional Associate Editors will be appointed. 

IOF President and Co-Editor-in-Chief John Kanis stated,

I would like to thank Bob Lindsay for his great contribution to the journal over these many years. Under his leadership Osteoporosis International has grown to be a leading resource for clinical research in the field. I also look forward to working with Felicia Cosman to further develop and shape the future of this important journal.”

Osteoporosis International, a joint IOF and NOF publication, is an international multi-disciplinary journal reporting progress and results in all areas of osteoporosis and its related fields. As a premiere journal in the field of osteoporosis, covering all aspects of the disease from pathophysiology to treatment, Osteoporosis International is an essential resource for all clinical scientists and health care professionals who treat patients with osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases.

With a record number of submissions in 2014, Osteoporosis International is a premier choice for the publication of high quality research. The journal is ranked 33rd of 128 journals in the category Endocrinology and Metabolism, with a 2014 Impact Factor of 4.169. The Editorial office has implemented a new speedier publication process so that articles are published Online First within 21 days on average, and an average accepted paper is published online approximately 111 days after submission.

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