JCSM is the flagship journal of the Society on Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disorders (SCWD), dedicated to publishing research relevant to changes in body composition, especially cachexia (loss of muscle mass due to an underlying illness) and sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass due to ageing), as consequences of chronic illnesses or of the ageing process.
As an editorial board member, Associate Professor Philp will provide expert advice on journal policy and subject matter, help attract high-quality manuscripts as well as assist in the peer review process.
“I’m honoured to be taking on this exciting role and look forward to being actively involved in such a well-regarded and influential science journal,“ said Associate Professor Philp.
“There is a need to advance important new knowledge to better understand the processes of muscle deterioration in numerous chronic diseases of ageing. As a member of the editorial board, I hope to be able to enhance the journal’s already excellent reputation in this critical health space and further promote the visibility of SCWD.”
The Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle is highly ranked and sits in the top 5% of all geriatrics and ageing journals for impact.