ChemPubSoc Europe and Wiley-VCH have named Guido Kemeling as Editor-in-Chief of ChemSusChem, succeeding Dr. Peter Gölitz per July 1, 2011. The appointment was confirmed at a recent meeting between the owners of ChemSusChem (the national chemical societies from Europe allied in the ChemPubSoc Europe organization) and Wiley-VCH in Warsaw, Poland.
Kemeling studied Chemistry at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and joined Wiley-VCH as a member of the editorial staff of Advanced Materials in 2006. He switched to ChemSusChem in early 2009.
Since it started publication in 2008, succeeding the journal Annali di Chimica of the Italian Chemical Society, ChemSusChem has developed into a quality journal with good visibility in the scientific community. That sustainability and energy are important topics is demonstrated by, amongst others, ChemSusChem‘s first ISI Impact Factor of 4.767.
ChemViews talked to Guido about his promotion.
Do you have a message for your predecessor?
Dr. Gölitz’s advice and input have been fantastic. His efforts, together with those of in-house editorial staff and departments, board members, and the support of ChemPubSoc Europe, have been instrumental in ChemSusChem‘s success. I am excited by this appointment and grateful for the opportunity to develop the journal further.
How do you see the development of ChemSusChem?
My vision is that ChemSusChem continues its policy of covering a broad range of topics related to energy and sustainability. The chemistry and materials science research currently being done is not only exciting from a scientific perspective, it is also essential to provide for the (future) needs of society. We strive to offer researchers a reliable platform for communicating with their peers.
What’s in store for the near future?
We have a great special issue on progress in carbon nanotubes in July, with high-quality papers. Nanocarbons are a good example of how materials science and nanotechnology can impact society. But a critical attitude is essential: can the large-scale production of carbon nanotubes be environmentally friendly? And what about health effects? These topics are covered, also. Then, there are several other great special issues due to appear soon, in addition to all of our regular content.
Thank you and congratulations!
- ChemPubSoc Europe
2011: DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201000440
2010: DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200900278
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