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European Urology appoints James Catto as new Editor-in-Chief
22 January 2013
The European Association of Urology is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. James Catto as Editor-in-Chief of its official scientific journal European Urology, effective 1 January 2014. James Catto, MB ChB, PhD, FRCS(Urol), of the Academic Urology Unit, Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield (UK), will be transitioning into his new role in the course of this year, working in close collaboration with the current Editor-in-Chief Prof. Francesco Montorsi, who is due to retire at the end of December.
Catto's professional qualifications and experience in the field of research and academic urology as well as his drive and enthusiasm will be invaluable in furthering the success of the world's leading urology journal. Catto is a prolific researcher and academician: he has authored over 100 manuscripts and in the role of European Urology's Associate Editor - a position which he has held since 2011 - he has handled over 370 submissions.
During his career, Catto has been awarded numerous research grants and prizes by many leading scientific societies, including those from the European Association of Urology, the British Urology Foundation, The Wellcome Trust, European Union, Yorkshire Cancer Research and the Medical Research Council. He is a Urology Surgeon with a recognised expertise in bladder and prostate cancer, as well as a mentor to a number of junior urology researchers.
"The EAU Executive Board are very confident with this appointment," stated EAU Secretary General Prof. Per-Anders Abrahamsson. "James has already made many significant contributions to the work and the development of the association, and we are very pleased to be able to make full use of his great talents as a researcher, manager and innovator."
"We believe that he will be an excellent successor to Prof. Francesco Montorsi, who has propelled the journal to its current heights."
In his new role, Catto aims to strengthen the journal's success and envisions European Urology as a high quality and high impact journal which is supported by a robust multimedia platform and a user-friendly interface.
"We will expand into social media platforms and create a more interactive user experience. I will try to broaden our appeal to other professionals, but at our core we will remain a high quality urological journal that serves and highly values its readers and authors," explained Catto.
"European Urology greatly contributes to the mission of the EAU - improving the care for patients with urological disease - and this is a tremendous motivation for me. As Editor-in-Chief, I will be able to focus the minds of our readership upon crucial clinical issues, whilst driving forward change and innovation. I aim to keep urologists at the forefront of clinical developments and make them key to high quality patient care."
European Urology (Elsevier Press), the official journal of the EAU, has been a prestigious urological forum for over 35 years, and is currently read by more than 20,000 urologists across the globe. With an impact factor of 8.493, the journal is now the leading scientific publication in the field of urology.