New Editor-in-Chief of Chemical Senses


Oxford University Press (OUP) is delighted to introduce Steven D. Munger, Ph.D. as the new Editor-in-Chief of Chemical Senses, taking over from Wolfgang Meyerhof after 11 exceptional years in the role. As the new Editor-in-Chief, Steven will build on this legacy, maintaining links with ECRO, AChemS, JASTS, AACSS and KSCSIB, and will launch several new initiatives to help the journal become more integrated in the chemosensory community. Among these include ensuring the Editorial Board continuously reflects the diversity of our field, and working on strategies for post-publication publicity to better communicate the exciting work published in Chemical Senses with the broader scientific community.

Chemical Senses publishes original research and review papers on all aspects of chemoreception in both humans and animals. An important part of the journal's coverage is devoted to techniques and the development and application of new methods for investigating chemoreception and chemosensory structures.


The current Editor-in-Chief is Steven D. Munger. View the full editorial board on the Chemical Senses website.


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  • Rapid publication. Average review time is only FOUR WEEKS, and accepted papers are published online in final format within FOUR WEEKS of acceptance.
  • No page charges.
  • Impact Factor of 3.157; 5-Year Impact Factor of 3.199.
  • Full compatibility with the NIH Public Access policy for NIH grantees.
  • An open access option for authors.
  • International readership. More than 4,000 institutions worldwide and all AChemS members have access to the journal.
  • High usage, with more than 35,000 full-text downloads of Chemical Senses articles per month.

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