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Change of Leadership at CELLULOSE

Feb. 15, 2013 – CELLULOSE, the international periodical dealing with the science of industrial polysaccharides by Springer, is currently experiencing a change in leadership. Wolfgang G. Glasser, Professor emeritus of Wood Science at Virginia Tech, is stepping down from his position as Editor-in-Chief after leading the journal for the past 12 years. Dr. Alfred French of the Southern Regional Research Center (SRRC) of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in New Orleans, LA, has taken over the role of successor effective with issue 20(1). In 2000, when Glasser accepted the position as Editor-in-Chief of CELLULOSE, the journal was in its 9th year of publication. It published 4 issues per year with a page-volume of about 300 pages per year. Under Glasser´s direction, the journal grew to 6 issues per year with a page-volume of more than 2200 pages. At the same time, the journal´s impact factor rose from 0.7 to 3.6 (2012-data). It is currently experiencing a volume of manuscript downloads in excess of 80,000 papers per year. For the past 3 years, CELLULOSE has operated with a 3-member Board of Associate Editors that includes Professor Kevin J. Edgar of the Sustainable Biomaterials Department of the College of Natural Resources and Environment of Virginia Tech. The other two Associate Editors are from Germany and Japan. The journal´s Editorial Board represents 30 leading scientists in the fields of materials science of polysaccharides, wood, paper and textiles. The journal has a promising future, indeed!



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