JAD celebrates 20th anniversary with open access issue covering 20 years of Alzheimer’s research!

The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (JAD) celebrates its 20th anniversary during 2018, with the publication of a special anniversary issue (JAD 62:3) in March. This is now available online, with all content open access and freely available to read for all, and features 35 review articles covering 20 years of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research, plus personal perspectives from researchers in the field.

Over the course of 20 years, JAD has published more papers on AD than any other journal and received more citations than any other AD-focused journal. Throughout the year we will celebrate the journal and, with the publication of this anniversary issue, it is time to take stock of the impact this publication has had – and continues to have – on research in the field and translating that research into clinical practice. In the Foreword for this issue, JAD’s Editor-in-Chief George Perry, PhD recalls the early days of the journal: “The plan was to design a journal that reflected the field through creating community. Editorial structure, openness to novel topics, reviewer selection, scientometric analysis, awards programs, and historical compendiums were all focused on building a JAD community.” In this issue, it is the JAD community of authors that celebrates the past 20 years by writing of the journal’s role in developing the field.

All content in this issue of JAD – co-edited by George Perry, PhD, Jesús Avila, MD, Massimo Tabaton, MD, and Xiongwei Zhu, PhD – has been specially commissioned. There are two personal perspectives: the first by Isidro Ferrer, MD, PhD is a broad-ranging, historical perspective covering Alzheimer’s to art and in it we are reminded that “the feeling of beauty may also occur in science”;  and the second by Thomas B. Shea, PhD is a career-spanning perspective that includes “some of the more humorous and poignant twists along the way that some older players may find familiar and I hope might inspire some younger players to hang in there.” The remaining, bulk of the issue is made up of 35 review articles covering all aspects of AD research. The full contents is listed below; we invite you to browse through and click the links to be taken to the full articles. You can access the entire issue via this link: http://tiny.cc/JAD-anniv

JAD 20th Anniversary Issue (62:3) Contents

Foreword

Perspectives

Review Articles

With the publication of this open access anniversary issue, the celebration of 20 years of JAD is now truly underway. In July 2018, there will be other special events happening and a commemorative publication will be launched. To be kept informed of our plans to commemorate JAD’s 20th anniversary, be sure to sign up to the JAD newsletter or contact us here.