New Editor in Chief for European Journal of Soil Science

22nd February 2019

The British Society of Soil Science and Wiley are delighted to announce that the new Editor in Chief of the “European Journal of Soil Science” is Professor Jennifer Dungait. Jennifer (Jenni) officially takes over the Journal on 1st March 2019 from outgoing Editor Professor Margaret Oliver who has been Editor in Chief for the last 5 years.

Jenni is a world expert in the area of soil biogeochemistry and has interests in the area of soil organic matter dynamics and sustainable soil management. She has previously worked at the University of Bristol and Rothamsted Research and is now a freelance scientific consultant based in Edinburgh and affiliated to the University of Exeter.

After the appointment Jenni commented “I am delighted to be appointed as Editor in Chief of this leading international soil science journal at this pivotal moment for soil science as the awareness of the global importance of soils to society gathers new momentum. Soil science is a truly multidisciplinary research sector, which has uncommon relevance across time, space and culture, and I look forward to developing the European Journal of Soil Science as the ‘go to’ publication of choice for soil science researchers in every discipline’’.

Society President, Professor Sacha Mooney from the University Of Nottingham spoke about Jenni joining the team, “The European Journal of Soil Science has a global reputation for publishing the best research in the field of soil science. The Society is absolutely delighted to be able to attract a scientist with such an excellent international reputation as Jenni. Her vision for the future of the journal is really exciting and I know she can’t wait to get started!“

Vicky Johnson, Wiley Editorial Director added, “Wiley is delighted to support Jenni and the Society in their mission to further develop the European Journal of Soil Science, and deliver a first-rate publication experience to the author community.”

First published in 1950 when it was known as “The Journal of Soil Science” it was renamed “European Journal of Soil Science” in 1994. The Society also produces a second publication “Soil Use and Management” which was established in 1985. Both journals are published by Wiley on behalf of the British Society of Soil Science.