I am very excited to share that I have been elected the next Director-at-Large for Publications for the Botanical Society of America! BSA has three publications: the American Journal of Botany, Applications in Plant Sciences, and the Plant Sciences Bulletin. These publications contribute substantially to the botanical community and the public, as they make available the latest and greatest plant-focused news and research. The statement I submitted for the elections this year describes my interest in supporting the society specifically through this publications-focused board position:
I have been involved with BSA’s publications since I published my first scientific paper in the American Journal of Botany as a graduate student in 2012. AJB has always felt like my home journal, and the addition of APPS to our publishing lineup several years ago has strengthened the society’s outlets for bringing top-quality botanical research to the community. I was honored to join the editorial board in 2015 as an associate editor, and I am excited about this opportunity to further serve the society and help shephard our publications as At-Large Director for Publications. I believe strongly in supporting and publishing in society-owned journals, and I look forward to serving both our authors and readers at this critical time. While the transition to Wiley as our new publishing platform is now complete, we still face unknown territory in a changing world of scientific publication, including the shifting landscape of open access requirements and the increasing use of pre-print servers. I look forward to working with Wiley and our excellent AJB and APPS editorial boards to help our journals navigate this new territory over the next few years.
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