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Gene Sprouse, Editor in Chief of the APS research journals since March 2007, stepped down from the position as of April 28, 2015. Given the importance of the journals to the Society, APS Chief Executive Officer Kate Kirby said that she will work with the APS Board of Directors to quickly fill the position.
“During the five years we worked together, it became clear to me that Gene’s dedication to the APS journals was exceptional,” Kirby said. “He raised the quality of the journals, launched vital new publications, and was instrumental in helping us anticipate and prepare for the new world of open access publishing.”
“The journals are the jewels of the APS, a result of the hard work and dedication of all of the editors and the Ridge staff,” said Sprouse. “It has been my privilege to work with these excellent people for the last eight years, and it has been most rewarding to see them grow professionally during this time. I am proud of the people that we have added to the staff during my tenure, including many outstanding young people who are the future of the APS journals. The journals are healthy and strong, and it must be the top priority of APS to keep them that way.”
2015 APS President Samuel Aronson added that “Gene leaves the APS family of journals stronger than they have ever been, and his many accomplishments have greatly benefited the Society. We will miss his commitment and expertise as we move forward, and we wish him the best in future endeavors.” Until a new Editor in Chief is appointed, APS Editorial Director Daniel Kulp will assume the responsibilities of the position.
Editor in Chief of APS Journals Steps Down - APS News Update, May 2015
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