The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has named Paul Sax, MD, to be the first-ever editor-in-chief of the Society's new peer-reviewed, open access journal, Open Forum Infectious Diseases (OFID). Oxford University Press (OUP) will begin publishing the new journal in early 2014.
OFID will provide a global forum for the rapid publication of clinical, translational and basic research findings in a fully open access, online journal environment, meaning all content will be available for anyone to read immediately upon publication at no cost. The journal will reflect the broad diversity of the field of infectious diseases (ID), and will focus on the intersection of biomedical science and clinical practice, with a particular emphasis on knowledge that holds the potential to improve patient care in populations around the world.
Fully peer-reviewed, OFID will be positioned to consider articles directly submitted to it, or cascaded from Clinical Infectious Diseases or The Journal of Infectious Diseases, as well as articles in a special track for Fellows of IDSA (FIDSA). Members of IDSA and the HIV Medicine Association will receive discounts on article-processing fees.
Dr. Sax was selected as editor after a comprehensive search that generated applications from 20 highly qualified candidates. He is the clinical director in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Since 1992, Dr. Sax has maintained an active clinical practice at Brigham and Women's Hospital in both inpatient and outpatient infectious diseases. His academic and research activities have primarily focused on HIV disease, while his inpatient experience has immersed him in general ID.
Dr. Sax is an experienced editor and writer, having served as editor-in-chief of Journal Watch AIDS Clinical Care (published by the Massachusetts Medical Society and the NEJM G
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