Welcoming Elissa Cameron, Journal of Zoology’s new Editor in Chief – Journal of Zoology Weblog


We’re delighted to welcome Professor Elissa Cameron, who joins Journal of Zoology as Editor in Chief.  Elissa is a Professor on the College of Canterbury in New Zealand, the identical college at which she acquired her undergraduate coaching. Beforehand, Elissa was a Professor of Wildlife Biology on the College of Tasmania in Australia, the place she is at the moment an adjunct Professor, and Director of the Mammal Analysis Institute on the College of Pretoria, South Africa, the place she is a Analysis Fellow. Elissa’s first school place was on the College of Nevada, Reno, USA.

Elissa’s analysis spans the scope of Journal of Zoology, from physiology and developmental biology to animal behaviour and evolutionary ecology, and he or she has already served the Journal as Affiliate Editor since 2019. Under, Elissa highlights her imaginative and prescient for the Journal throughout her time period as Editor in Chief.  We’re excited to welcome Elissa to the position. 

“The Journal of Zoology has been on the chopping fringe of scientific analysis for nearly 200 years, by means of each embracing historical past however sustaining a forward-focussed outlook. The present deal with high-quality, unique, hypothesis-driven analysis has served the Journal nicely. The variety of animals, programs and approaches throughout such a broad vary of disciplines in every difficulty is the important thing to the Journal’s broad attraction. The encouragement of extra multi-disciplinary analysis that explores the connections between fields demonstrates that the Journal of Zoology embraces its wealthy historical past by seeking to the way forward for Zoology as a subject, which might be a unbroken focus.

Central to analysis innovation and a forward-focussed journal is supporting a various and inclusive analysis setting, which is an space that the Journal of Zoology has embraced. A spotlight over the following few years might be to construct on the inspiration already established by means of the Equality, Range and Inclusion Assertion, to create an setting that actively encourages various views, and offers a discussion board for publications that use this strategy. To cite the assertion: Science and society profit when a variety of individuals, expertise, concepts, opinions, beliefs, and experiences are introduced collectively: it helps us to be stronger and higher – by producing new analysis insights and improvements from various views, various information, and utilizing totally different expertise”.


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