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SOT Announces the 2020–2021 Election Results

Thank you to the members who participated in this year’s election. The following members were elected and will begin their service on May 1, 2020. Vice President-Elect: Michael Aschner, PhD, ATS Dr. Aschner has served on numerous national and international toxicology panels, served and...

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Start a Dialogue with ToxPoint, a New ToxSci Article Type

Have you ever wished for a forum to share your research passion that also enables honest feedback and advances the field of toxicology? Toxicological Sciences now has you covered with a combined manuscript and discussion format called "ToxPoint." ToxPoint articles are short, interactive...

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Submitting More Competitive Session Proposals—Providing Clarity on the Expectations for Speaker Sector Diversity

Several years back, as a member of the Scientific Program Committee (SPC), I wrote an article for the Communiqu é titled “Submitting More Competitive Session Proposals.” In general, the article encouraged session developers to include speakers from multiple job sectors and to provide more...

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The Evolution of Confusion in Scientific Writing: Overuse of Abbreviations

Have you ever started reading a paper and scratched your head on page 5 because your brain was swimming in a sea of the author’s abbreviations and you had lost track of the author’s writing? I have. Many times. This has become far too common an occurrence, and it is time to address this issue...

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Increasing Diversity and Inclusion in Scientific Disciplines: Crises and Opportunities

Scientific disciplines have some long-standing issues related to diversity and inclusion. Since 1901, less than 4% of Nobel Prize recipients in science have been women. Even more astonishingly, not a single Nobel laureate in science has been black. While this historic picture appears bleak,...

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Reflections of an Editor

In a few months, my term expires and I will step down as Editor-in-Chief of Toxicological Sciences . It has been an incredible honor to be entrusted with the leadership of the Society of Toxicology’s journal. It has been a pleasure working closely with the editorial staff of our publisher,...

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SOT Announces the 2019–2020 Election Results

Thank you to the members who participated in this year’s election. The members below were elected and will begin their service on May 1, 2019. Vice President-Elect: Myrtle A. Davis, DVM, PhD, ATS Dr. Davis is an executive director at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where she leads discovery...

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Peer Review: The Bedrock of Science

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has served as peer reviewers, not only for Toxicological Sciences ( ToxSci ) , but for all journals. The output of the scientific enterprise has been increasing at an extraordinary rate over the past several years, resulting in a...

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Improving Rigor in Toxicology with Systematic Reviews

By: Daniele Wikoff, PhD, Toxicological Sciences Associate Editor, and Gary W. Miller, Toxicological Sciences Editor-in-Chief We are all opinionated. We have our favorite musicians, artists, and foods. We can debate politics or fashion for hours on end. As scientists, we have our opinions...

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Green Chemistry Converges with Toxicology and Other Disciplines at the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry

Tucked in the second floor of Hildebrand Hall, just above the Chemistry Department Library, are the unassuming offices of the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry (BCGC) —one of the most interdisciplinary and collaborative research centers at the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley...