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The new Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Plant Pathology

Matteo Garbelotto

Copyright College of Natural Resources, University of California Berkeley

We are excited to introduce Dr. Matteo Garbelotto, University of California (Berkeley) as the new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Plant Pathology!

Dr. Garbelotto is Adjunct Professor at the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley

He graduated in 1990 cum laude from the University of Padua, Italy, with a master’s degree in Forestry, and in 1993 from the University of California, Berkeley, with a master’s degree in Plant Pathology. In 1996 he received his Ph.D. in Plant Pathology at University of California, Berkeley, and worked there as Post-Doctoral Research Associate from 1997 to 2000.
He is currently the Principal Investigator of the UC Berkeley Forest Pathology Lab.
His research areas include fungal ecology, exotic and native forest diseases, biodiversity and molecular diagnostic for the detection and study of forest diseases.
Dr. Garbelotto was on the Editorial board of the Journal of Plant Pathology for approximately 15 years, half of which spent as a Senior Editor.
We wish to congratulate Dr. Garbelotto on his new position and wish him good luck!

Editor-in-Chief responsibilities

The Editor-in-Chief has responsibility for the international reputation and profile of the Journal with respect to its competitors in the international marketplace. Overall measures of this success include the number and quality of submissions, number and geographical location of subscriptions, citations and Impact Factor, web usage and the financial position of the Journal.Journal of Plant Pathology is owned by the SIPaV. The Journal’s policies are determined by Editor-in-Chief in consultation with the SIPaV Board and the Publisher (SPRINGER). The Editor-in-Chief chairs the Editorial Board and takes a leading role in determining the publishing strategy for the Journal. The Editor-in-Chief leads the Editorial Board to attract and select content for the Journal. The Editor-in-Chief has ultimate responsibility for the acceptance of papers into the Journal. The Editor-in-Chief will have editorial support from the Publisher and a Deputy Editor, selected by the Editor in Chief and the SIPaV board.

Specific responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief are:

      1. Defining the Journal’s direction, scope and policy to ensure it is appropriately aligned to the market (upon agreement with the SIPaV Board and the Publisher).
      2. Promoting the Journal and implementing strategies for increasing quality submissions, including review articles.
      3. Delegating peer review of papers to Senior Editors as appropriate.
      4. Responding to authors in a courteous, timely and efficient manner.
      5. Acting as a final arbiter on any disputes between authors and the Senior Editors.
      6. Guarantee a sufficient number of accepted manuscripts to fill issues and maintain publication schedules.
      7. Providing advice to the Journal Publisher during preparation of the Journal’s annual publishing and marketing plans.
      8. In liaison with SIPaV Board, establishing and maintaining links with Partners and relevant Scientific Societies.
      9. Monitoring publication standards and providing feedback to the SIPaV and the Journal Publisher.
      10. Overseeing the selection of Senior and Associate Editors to join the Editorial Board as required.

*The “Search Committee” will be composed by three SIPaV members and by one representative of SPRINGER. Any potential candidates will be excluded from involvement in “Search Committee”.

Expressions of interest will close on 15 November 2019. For further information, please contact the SIPaV President, Maria Lodovica Gullino e-mail: [email protected]