Expansion of Editorial Team at AJEV

The American Journal of Enology and Viticulture has recently added two key positions to its editorial team. Susan E. Ebeler, of the University of California Davis, has been appointed the enology editor for the Journal. Peter Cousins was appointed to the new position of viticulture editor in 2011. Linda Bisson, also of UC Davis, continues as science editor, but within an enhanced role of directing the strategic vision of AJEV and expanding the content and features of the online journal.

Ebeler, a professor and chemist in the Department of Viticulture and Enology, has degrees in food science and in agricultural and environmental chemistry. Her recent research has focused on the development and application of analytical chemistry techniques to study wine flavor chemistry and the physicochemical interactions of flavors with nonvolatile wine components. For AJEV, Ebeler will be screening and assigning all submitted enology manuscripts to the journal’s chemistry, microbiology, and sensory associate editors. Cousins, who recently joined E & J Gallo’s research department after 12 years with the USDA-ARS, Cornell University, screens and assigns manuscripts to the journal’s viticulture editors in such areas as cultural practices, plant pathology, and grapevine genomics. Ebeler, Cousins, and Bisson collectively represent 45 years as editors with AJEV.

“This editorial team represents tremendous scientific depth for AJEV,” notes Judith McKibben, AJEV managing editor. “Their own research and publication records, their presentations to both academic and industry audiences, their dedication to teaching and dissemination of information–these qualities and abilities are impressive. The AJEV is so fortunate to be led by such professionals, including the associate editors, who volunteer their talents and time.”

The AJEV’s group of 18 associate editors represent researchers from Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, and the United States in all areas of enology and viticulture. To date in 2012, the AJEV has received a record number of manuscripts and will be publishing over 600 pages in its printed quarterly format.