Professor Péter Ferdinandy appointed as new BJP Editor-in-Chief

We are pleased to announce that we have appointed Professor Péter Ferdinandy as Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Pharmacology (BJP)

Professor Ferdinandy is based at Semmelweis University, Hungary, where he is Vice-Rector for Science and Innovations and Professor and Director of the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy. 

A distinguished pharmacologist, Professor Ferdinandy is currently the President of the Hungarian Society of Pharmacology. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the European Federation of Pharmacological Societies.  

Speaking of his appointment to the Editor-in-Chief post, Professor Ferdinandy said he during his time as Editor-in-Chief his main aim is to “drive science and innovations in all areas of pharmacology in the 21st century". 

Professor Ferdinandy will take up the new role from 1 January 2023. He will work to build on the growth of the journal led by outgoing Editor-in-Chief Professor Amrita Ahluwalia. 

President of the British Pharmacological Society Professor Clive Page said: 

“The British Journal of Pharmacology is critical to the success of the Society and our ability to promote and advance all disciplines of pharmacology in the discovery, development, and use of medicines. Our editors work tirelessly to ensure the success of the journal, publishing cutting edge and innovative studies that benefit the pharmacology community and beyond.  

“I am delighted to welcome Péter to the team. His experience as a Senior Editor and demonstrable leadership within the pharmacology community will ensure the Journal goes from strength to strength, providing a place to publish for all pharmacology researchers, growing our reach and impact. 

“This is an exciting time to join the BJP, as we aim to expand upon this success and ensure the journal continues to be a leading platform for pharmacological research.  

“Of course, I would also like to thank our outgoing Editor-in-Chief, Professor Amrita Ahluwalia for her outstanding work over the past seven years. Her leadership and hard work have helped to grow the journal to where it is today, and we cannot thank her enough for her commitment to the role.” 

Published: 03 Nov 2022 in Journal news