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Richard W. McCallum, MD: New Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Investigative Medicine
  1. Richard W McCallum, – New Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Investigative Medicine1,2,3
  1. 1 Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, El Paso, Texas, USA
  2. 2 Center for Neurogastroenterology and GI Motility, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, El Paso, Texas, USA
  3. 3 University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr. Richard W McCallum, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, El Paso, TX 79905, USA; Richard.Mccallum{at}

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Mission statement

My primary goal is to continue to serve the Journal of Investigative Medicine (JIM) readership, building on the great achievements and legacy of our Editor-in-Chief, Emeritus Dr. Michael J. McPhaul.

Specifically, I hope to expand the global impact of the Journal. The Associate Editors will include MD and PhD scientists who are prestigious in their field of study and hence this will encourage an array of pertinent subjects to be included in the Journal. The intention is to attract readers through the quality of the articles from outstanding researchers which will in turn promote serious discussion about new research and scientific issues. The focus will be on the quality of research regardless of the geographic location of the investigators. The addition of timely commentaries and editorials should help further enhance the impact of the Journal by providing perspective and interpretation of the research presented, and also focus on controversial scientific issues. Other topics for an editorial would include the current status and future opportunities and challenges in medical education, faculty development as well as ethics. In addition, review articles and state-of-the-art contributions would be …

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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