Dear Editors and Board Members of Marine Chemistry,
As you know, Prof. Frank Millero will be stepping down as Editor-in-Chief of Marine Chemistry at the end of the year. We are of course extremely grateful to him for his excellent work and dedication to the journal and the community. Marine Chemistry is one of the top journals in the field and Frank has played a huge role in the journal’s success, along with his co-editors and editorial board. We will also be saying farewell to Frank’s Editorial Assistant, Marcie Henderson, at the end of the year. We are very appreciative and thankful of Marcie’s dedication and work on the journal.
Last year I had sent an email out to all of you asking for nominations of potential editorial candidates, and also to encourage those who were interested in the role to please apply. Thank you to those who were interested and applied for the position.
I am pleased to announce that Prof. Thomas Bianchi, University of Florida, has accepted the role of Editor in Chief. To ensure a smooth transition and handover, he will start as of 1 September 2016 when the journal will move to our new editorial software system EVISE. I would like to welcome Tom to the journal in this new role. Tom has a lot of editorial experience as he is an editorial board member ofMarine Chemistry and he used to be an Associate Editor there before he took on a co-Editor-in-Chief position on Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Sciences.
We will send out more correspondence closer to the time, but I thought it would be good to let you know of the developments so far.
Dr. Luaine Bandounas
Journal Publisher Oceanography