Press release Davis, CA

ASEV to Launch Second Peer-Reviewed Publication

Catalyst: Discovery into Practice
Accelerating Adoption of Innovative Wine and Grape Research and Technologies

DAVIS, CALIF., January 6, 2016….The highly respected American Journal of Enology and Viticulture (AJEV) will soon have a sister publication that picks up where AJEV leaves off. The American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) is moving forward with plans to publish a second journal, Catalyst: Discovery into Practice, to bridge the gap between basic research and the practical application of that science. The member-exclusive, peer-reviewed online publication is slated for release in June 2016.

“It’s exciting to be part of this new ASEV venture,” says Markus Keller of Washington State University, Prosser (Science Editor effective March 1, 2016). “ASEV has been a leader in delivering relevant, quality scientific information through AJEV, which has provided a rock-solid foundation. Catalyst is the next step in responding to members looking for a serious journal that helps translate technical scientific research into practical solutions that are applicable by industry.”

As ASEV’s flagship journal, AJEV publishes original, foundational research in grape and wine production with a focus on “research to discovery.” Catalyst completes the continuum and will focus on presenting fundamental applications from the scientific disciplines that sustain and advance winemaking and grapegrowing. This online publication is another free benefit to all ASEV members, and will consider text and video-based submissions.

To ensure the highest scientific editorial standards, Catalyst’s editorial board consists of the following individuals:

Science Editor (effective March 2016): Markus Keller, Washington State University, Prosser

Viticulture Editor: Matthew Fidelibus, University of California, Davis, Kearney Agricultural Center

Enology Editor: Linda Bisson, University of California, Davis

Associate Editors:

  • Eveline Bartowsky, The Australian Wine Research Institute, Australia
  • Terence Bates, Cornell University, New York
  • Pat Bowen, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Monica Cooper, University of California Cooperative Extension, Napa County
  • Hildegarde Heymann, University of California, Davis
  • James Kennedy, Constellation Brands, California
  • Felipe Laurie, Universidad de Talca, Chile
  • Michelle Moyer, Washington State University, Prosser
  • Patricia Skinkis, Oregon State University, Corvallis

For more information about Catalyst: Discovery into Practice, go to