On December 8, 2016, OAE Publishing Inc. Min Fan, Chang-Tai Xu, and Publishing Department Manager Dan-Dan Yu went to Shanghai to visit Professor Hua Jiang, the President-Designate of Cosmetology and Plastic Surgeons Branch of Chinese Physicians Association, and the Director of Department of Plastic Surgery, Shanghai Changzheng Hospital. They introduced Plastic and Aesthetic Research (PAR) to Prof. Jiang as well as the development and vision of PAR. Since its publication in June 2014, the journal has been continuously improved and made breakthroughs. Until now, 173 high-quality articles have been published in the field of plastic and aesthetic research, which have attracted more attention and love from experts in 171 countries around the world. PAR will strive to "build a convenient platform for the experts for academic exchanges in the field of plastic and aesthetic research, focusing on becoming the most influential academic journal with open-access in this field". Subsequently, we sincerely invited Professor Hua Jiang to join the Editorial Board. Professor Hua Jiang listened to the report seriously, and he affirmed that the journal has made achievements over the past two and a half years, and agreed on the concept of running the journal. In particular, he praised two articles after reading the latest issue in October 2016. One entitled "Proliferation and adipogenic differentiation of human adipose-derived stem cells isolated from middle-aged patients with prominent orbital fat in the lower eyelids", is from Prof. Guang-Peng Liu, the Tenth People's Hospital of Tongji University and funded by Natural Science Foundation of China. Another one entitled "The temporal endoscopic midface lift - centrofacial rejuvenation without facial scars" is written by Prof. Thomas Haffner who is one of PAR Editorial Board members in Germany.
At the end of the meeting, he pleasantly accepted our invitation to join PAR as associate editor after overall considerations. For the future development of PAR, he put forward more constructive suggestions, to enjoy this great news together with the team, and to make PAR an internationally influential and high-quality academic journal in the field of plastic and aesthetic research!
Professor Hua Jiang's Bio:
Professor Hua Jiang is the Director and doctoral supervisor at Department of Plastic Surgery, Shanghai Changzheng Hospital, Part-time Professor at Fudan University, Director of the Department of Plastic Surgery, Huashan Hospital. He serves as the President-Designate of Cosmetology and Plastic Surgeons Branch of Chinese Physicians Association, Chairman of Breast Plastic Surgery Committee, Chairman of Endoscopic Technology Committee. Member of Chinese Plastic Surgery Society, Chairman-Designate of Shanghai Plastic Surgery Association. From 1997 to 2000, as a visiting scholar, he was invited to study Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery with the guidance of the famous expert, Professor RobertPho, in the National University Hospital of Singapore. Engaged in the field of plastic surgery for nearly three decades, with interest in burns or traumatic deformities, surface organ reconstruction, and cosmetic plastic surgery, he has rich clinical experience. He has deep attainments in the field of hand and facial motor function reconstruction. He is the first one to propose and perform free transplant with neurovascular anastomosis in the primary treatment of advanced facial paralysis in the world. He designed the surgical and perioperative treatment programs, and has a significant clinical efficacy. He won the third prize of State Invention Award, the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award, the second prize of Chinese Medical Science and Technology Award, the second prize of Military Science and Technology Progress Award and the second prize of Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Award.