New Editor-in-Chief for MPP

01 Mar 2012

The British Society for Plant Pathology and Wiley Blackwell are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Editor-in-Chief for Molecular Plant Pathology

Following an open call for applications in 2011, BSPP and Wiley Blackwell are pleased to announce that Professor Marty Dickman of the Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology, Texas A&M University, USA, will become the new Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Plant Pathology from January 2013. Marty will take over editorial duties from Gary Foster who, having launched MPP in 2000, is now stepping down after 13 years as Editor-in-Chief . During this time MPP has become one of the leading international journals in the field, well established as a high quality, and yet friendly and innovative journal.

Marty on his appointment stated ‘I am grateful and excited to have the opportunity to serve as Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Plant Pathology. MPP is clearly established as a leading voice for scientific research involving plant-microbe/pest interactions. Under the excellent leadership and vision of Professor Gary Foster and his top-notch staff led by Diane Hird, the bar has been set high. It is my hope and intent to continue this standard of excellence as we move forward’.

Prof James Brown President of BSPP commented ‘Gary Foster has been outstanding as the founding editor of MPP, making it one of the leading journals in the field. BSPP is delighted to welcome a scientist of Marty Dickman’s calibre and experience as the new Editor-in-Chief of MPP. We look forward to working with Marty to continue the high standard of excellence and innovation set by Gary and his team.’

Matt Pacey, Senior Journals Publishing Manager at Wiley-Blackwell commented: ‘We are confident that Marty is the right person to build upon the strong foundations that Gary has laid for MPP. Our aim will be to manage a seamless transition between the two editors and support Marty’s clear vision for the continued editorial development of the Journal’