Dedicated Journal Staff

Bill Yates, Ph.D.

Bill Yates is the Journal's Editor-in-Chief. He handles appeals for manuscripts that were rejected, and addresses concerns about the peer review process. Dr. Yates is eager to hear your suggestions for improving the Journal.

Dr. Yates is a working scientist, and is a Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Learn more about his research interests on his lab website.

Sam Wittman Sam Wittman is the editor's assistant. Sam sends Journal correspondence, including reminders about late reviews. He also manages the Journal's social media program, including the coordination and editing of podcasts.
Miriam Capers Miriam Capers is the long-standing peer review coordinator for the Journal. Based in the APS Offices in Bethesda, Miriam pre-screens manuscripts prior to peer review to assure they meet the Journal's standards, and assures that accepted papers are ready for production. Contact Miriam with any concerns about the submission and pre-acceptance processing of your paper.
Ellyn Kestnbaum Ellyn is the Journal's production supervisor, and is responsible for processing of articles following acceptance. Ellyn manages the copy-editing and typesetting of articles, and assures that the final published article is of high quality. Contact Ellyn if you have any questions or concerns about the production of your article following acceptance.