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Gelernter, Polimanti New Editors-in-Chief of Complex Psychiatry

September 03, 2020

Two Yale Department of Psychiatry faculty are the new editors-in-chief of the journal Complex Psychiatry.

Joel Gelernter, MD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience; and Renato Polimanti, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, will co-lead the journal, which recently changed its name from Molecular Neuropsychiatry.

Other Yale School of Medicine-affiliated members of the journal’s editorial board are Kelly Cosgrove, PhD; John H. Krystal, MD; Janitza L. Montalvo-Ortiz, PhD; and Hang Zhou, PhD.

According to its website, Complex Psychiatry is a peer reviewed, rapid communication journal that focuses on the complexity of psychiatry and human behavior considering a wide range of methods – including genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, pharmacogenomics, bioinformatics, molecular neuropharmacology, neural circuits, neural stem cells, and systems neurobiology in humans, and in animal and cellular model systems.

The journal publishes original research articles and reviews that shed light on the biology of psychiatric illness and complex behavioral traits.

Gelernter and Polimanti released a statement on the journal’s website that reads, “As the new Editors-in-Chief, we are looking forward to building on the foundations established by Molecular Neuropsychiatry and transitioning to a strong focus on research investigating the complexity of psychiatric and behavioral traits using molecular techniques and computational approaches. We invite submissions across all aspects of complex trait psychiatry but, most particularly, studies based on well-powered molecular investigations developed on the basis of hypothesis-generating designs.”

Submitted by Christopher Gardner on September 03, 2020