Editor-in-Chief of Neurology Steps Down to Be President, CEO of Mayo

May 27, 2009

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The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees confirmed on May 8 the selection of John H. Noseworthy, MD, FAAN, as president and CEO of Mayo Clinic. Consequently, Noseworthy will resign from his position as the editor-in-chief of Neurology®, which he has held since 2007. He had served on its editorial board from 1997 through 2006.

Under Noseworthy's editorship, the publication changed to a weekly schedule. The journal's design was altered to arrange content in a more convenient way, and the average time from submission to first decision for papers chosen for review was reduced considerably. New editions were produced for Chinese, Spanish, and Korean audiences to bring the total number of international editions to seven. Weekly half-hour podcasts were introduced in 2007 that discuss some of the highlights of each issue and feature interviews with authors.

At the start of his tenure as editor-in-chief, Noseworthy described the improved format of the journal: "Our hope is that the busy office neurologist, upon receiving the journal, can look at it in a minute and see what it is she or he wants to read that week."