When I became Editor-in-Chief, I inherited the Associate Editor crew of the previous JGR Space Physics editors. That set of AEs has now been fully replaced. I would like to thank all of them for working hard as “super reviewers” and “discerning arbitrators” for the journal. The outgoing Associate Editors, that is, those that have rotated off within the last two years, are:
Nicholas Achilleos, Olaf Amm, Nicola Andre, Sarah Badman, Nanan Balan, Jacob Bortnik, David Brain, Pontus Brandt, Stephan Buchert, Alan Burns, Paul Cassak, Jorge Chao, Mihir Desai, Ruth Esser, Reiner Friedel, Peter Gary, Jerry Goldstein, Duncan MacKay, Jonathan Makela, Gottfried Mann, Geoff McHarg, Christopher Mertens, Steve Milan, Yoshizumi Miyoshi, Yoshiharu Omura, Yuichi Otsuka, Mathew Owens, Dora Pancheva, Viviane Pierrard, Anatoly Petrukovich, Alessandro Retino, Kazue Takahashi, Sharon Vadas, Marco Velli, Zoltan Voros, and Xiaogang Wang.
To all of these people, I send out a big thank you:
In particular among this group, I would like to take a moment to recognize the career and contributions of Olaf Amm, who passed away a year ago, while still serving as an Associate Editor for JGR Space Physics. I knew Olaf pretty well and I still miss seeing him at meetings and talking to him about ionospheric physics and space current systems. It is very sad to lose someone, especially someone so young (~ my age).
While it is very hard to replace Olaf and the rest of the past AEs, here are the names the new Associate Editors that we have selected to help us run the journal. Some are not that new, and have been working in this role for nearly two years. Others have just joined us on the editorial board. They are:
Jay Albert, Anton Artemyev, Misa Cowee, Yusuke Ebihara, John Emmert, Mark Engebretson, Matthew Fillingim, Natalia Ganushkina, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Qiang Hu, Jiuhou Lei, Xing Li, Anna Milillo, Marit Oiereset, Joachim Raeder, David Shkylar, and S. Sridharan.
Yes, our new list is shorter, but we didn’t think we needed 36 AEs. We still might add one or two more in specific areas that we decide need an expert on the board, but we’re pretty happy with this list.
To all of you, I welcome you to the JGR Space Physics team and thank you for taking on the duties being asked of you!