Changing of the guard at the Journal of Paleolimnology
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As noted in an editorial published earlier this year (Smol 2007a) announcing the appointment of Mark Brenner as the new co-editor of the Journal of Paleolimnology (JOPL), I will be stepping down as editor of JOPL on December 31, 2007.
Several colleagues have kindly asked me how I felt about leaving JOPL after so many years. Of course, there will be many things that I will miss about the journal and my interaction with so many interesting people. However, I leave the editor’s chair content that “my job has been done”, at least as well as I could have done it. Looking back at my opening JOPL editorial (Smol 1988), I feel we have met and surpassed the goals set out for the journal at that time. A simple perusal of any recent volume will show that it includes a wide spectrum of excellent papers using diverse approaches from all parts of the globe. I am especially proud of JOPL’s leading role in fostering the inter-disciplinary nature of paleolimnology, and thereby helping to define our...