DAVIS, Calif., October 2, 2012…The American Journal of Enology and Viticulture (AJEV) has confirmed a new editorial team and announced a significant step in strategic planning. Susan E. Ebeler, of the University of California, Davis, has been appointed the enology editor. Peter Cousins, of E&J Gallo Winery, was confirmed as AJEV’s first viticulture editor in 2011. Linda Bisson, also of UC Davis, continues as science editor, but within an enhanced role of directing the vision of AJEV and expanding the content and features of the online journal.
As enology editor, Ebeler will oversee submitted enology manuscripts and assign them to chemistry, microbiology and sensory associate editors. Ebeler is a professor and chemist in the Department of Viticulture and Enology, with degrees in food science as well as agricultural and environmental chemistry. Her recent research has focused on the development and application of analytical chemistry techniques for studying wine flavor chemistry and the physicochemical interactions of flavors with nonvolatile wine components.
Cousins manages manuscripts in such areas as cultural practices, plant pathology and grapevine genomics. Following 12 years with the United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) at Cornell University, Cousins recently joined the research team at E&J Gallo.
“This editorial team represents tremendous scientific depth for AJEV,” says Judith McKibben, AJEV managing editor. “Bisson is a key component of our team and has elevated the AJEV to be one of the most respected peer-reviewed publications in our industry. The editors’ personal research and publication records, their presentations to both academic and industry audiences, and their dedication to teaching and dissemination of information showcase their impressive qualities and abilities. The AJEV is fortunate to be led by such professionals.”
The AJEV’s group of 18 associate editors represents researchers from Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Spain and the United States in all areas of enology and viticulture. The AJEV, a quarterly print and online publication, is published by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture. It was first published in 1950 as a single proceedings volume.