IIBB researcher Jose C. Fernandez-Checa has been appointed Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of the Exploration of Digestive Diseases (EDD). EDD, a member of the Open Exploration group, is a peer-reviewed, open access, online journal that publishes high-quality articles in all areas of digestive disease. The goal of the journal is to expand access to groundbreaking research describing new findings, as well as authoritative reviews, perspectives, editorials, case reports, and meta-analyses. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to, liver, biliary, digestive tract, and pancreatic diseases. Priority is given to work that provides foundational exploration, translational advancement, authoritative opinions, and novel perspectives. The journal also covers basic pathophysiological research, technological and pharmacological developments, and all kinds of clinical discoveries and applications in diagnosis and treatment. The quality of the journal is maintained thanks to the constant communication between EiC, the Associate Editors and the members of the Editorial Board, some of whom are also CIBEREHD researchers, Carmen García-Ruiz, Anna Moles and Pilar Navarro.

Committed to delivering up-to-date content, the journal follows the Open Exploration Publishing Services guidelines to deliver high-quality science and make it available everywhere, which, unlike other open access journals, does so without processing fees of articles or any other fees from the authors.