Duque Chosen as GSA’s Next Biological Sciences Journal Editor
For Immediate Release
October 26, 2022
Contact: Todd Kluss
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has named Gustavo Duque, MD, PhD, FRACP, FGSA, of McGill University as the next editor-in-chief of the biological sciences section of The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, effective January 2023.
“It will be an honor and a pleasure to serve as editor-in-chief of one of the leading journals in the field,” Duque said. “As a clinician-investigator, I am interested in those discoveries that have the potential to impact and improve the quality of life and well-being of our older population in the short and long-term.”
He added that during his tenure, he will focus on attracting the highest quality research conducted by biomedical colleagues worldwide while highlighting the potential translational applications of those discoveries.
“I will ensure that our journal's publishing experience is enjoyable, fruitful, and of strong influence in the field. The biology of aging, geroscience, and age-related mechanisms of chronic conditions are active fields of research and I want to invite all my colleagues working on those areas to submit their best research to our journal,” Duque said.
The Journals of Gerontology, Series A is published by Oxford Journals on behalf of GSA. Its biological sciences section publishes peer-reviewed articles on the biological aspects of aging in areas such as biochemistry, biodemography, cellular and molecular biology, comparative and evolutionary biology, endocrinology, exercise sciences, genetics, immunology, morphology, neuroscience, nutrition, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, vertebrate and invertebrate genetics, and biological underpinnings of late life diseases.
The journal, with an all-time high impact factor of 6.591, is currently ranked fifth in the gerontology category of the Web of Science Social Science Citation Index.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Duque as the next editor-in-chief,” said Elham Mahmoudi, PhD, the chair of GSA’s Program, Publications, and Products Committee. “Dr. Duque is a geriatric physician and a renowned researcher with years of exceptional leadership. With more than 250 peer-reviewed publications and numerous awards in the field of aging, Dr. Duque will lead the scientific endeavor of promoting evidence-based healthy aging.”
Duque is a geriatrician, professor of medicine, and the Joseph Kaufmann Chair of Geriatric Medicine at McGill University. He is also a senior scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. Until September 2022, he was the director of the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science in Melbourne where he also led the Osteosarcopenia & Geroscience Research Program at the University of Melbourne and Western Health.
His research focuses on the interactions between bone, muscle, and fat and the elucidation of common mechanisms and pathways associated with the pathophysiology of osteoporosis, sarcopenia, osteosarcopenia, and frailty in older persons. He is also looking at new biomarkers for age-related musculoskeletal diseases. He has tested the effect of vitamin D, exercise, and nutrition on bone and muscle mass while developing novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to age-related musculoskeletal diseases.
Duque is the recipient of the Kaufman Award from the Canadian Geriatrics Society, the Nathan Shock New Investigator Award from GSA, and was the inaugural recipient of the prestigious Professor Philip Sambrook Award from the Australian New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society for leadership in bone research.
The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences is a peer-reviewed publication of The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society — and its 5,500+ members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. GSA’s structure also includes a policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society.