[Coral-List] Coral Reefs :the journal

Howard Lasker hlasker at buffalo.edu
Sun Jun 30 22:10:02 EDT 2013

Dear Coral-List subscribers,

I am writing to introduce myself as the new Editor in Chief of /Coral 
Reefs./After 5 years of service Rolf Bak has stepped down and with a 
great deal of trepidation I will try to fill his shoes.My primary goal 
will be to maintain the high standards that he and Betsy Gladfelter, who 
has been Assistant to the Editor, have maintained.

As you are all aware, reefs have received a tremendous amount of 
attention in the past decade, and that has also placed a spotlight on 
the focus of our collective research efforts, understanding the 
processes that affect coral reefs.My goal, as editor, is to maintain the 
importance of /Coral Reefs /in bringing that information to our 
community and to society in general.

The journal has flourished under Rolf's leadership.In 2012 we received 
over 400 Reports, Notes and Reef Sites and published 132.In addition to 
members of the ISRS the journal is available to researchers in over 
7,000 institutions world-wide.While my focus is on quality not scores, 
it is nice to note that our 2012 ISI Impact Factor was 3.662.That places 
/Coral Reefs/ #5 among Marine and Freshwater Journals and #4 over the 
past 5 years.Our Google Scholar h5 score is 37.

Given our success I do not anticipate any big changes in /Coral 
Reefs/.However, resting on our laurels is never a good strategy and I 
will always be open to suggestions on ways to improve /Coral 
Reefs.S/imply send me an email (CoralReefsEditor at buffalo.edu 
<mailto:CoralReefsEditor at buffalo.edu>).

There is one change I should alert you to.As of July 1 we have changed 
the editorial platform for /Coral Reefs/ and henceforth new submissions 
will go through Editorial Manager at http://www.editorialmanager.com/core/.

I look forward to seeing your manuscripts.


Howie Lasker


Howard R. Lasker
    Professor, Department of Geology & Graduate Program in Evolution, Ecology & Behavior

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