Dr. Michelle Gumz was recently appointed as an Associate Editor for the Journal Frontiers in Renal and Epithelial Physiology. Frontiers is a 21st century approach to academic publishing. Frontiers has been designed by scientists for scientists. Frontiers is about us taking charge of how we want our research published, presented and promoted. Frontiers addresses all major issues we all have had with academic publishing for a long time, and we will continue to work together to evolve the system to perfection. — Frontiers is now bringing this model to Physiology with the launch of Frontiers in Physiology. This journal will be comprised of a number of specialty sections, one of which is Frontiers in Renal and Epithelial Physiology.