FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | November 03, 2014

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry welcomes new editor Thomas F. Hofmann

WASHINGTON, November 3, 2014 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) announces that Thomas F. Hofmann, Ph.D., will assume the role of editor-in-chief of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, effective 2015.Hofmann will assume the editorship of the journal from James N. Seiber, Ph.D., who has served as editor of the journal since 1999. 

Hofmann currently serves as a professor and chair at the Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan, Technische Universität München in Germany. He is also the senior vice president for Research and Innovation at Technische Universität München.

A 2013 recipient of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Research Article of the Year Award, Hofmann says, “Without any doubt, the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry is one of the most outstanding outlets for cutting-edge research in the field. Under Jim Seiber’s direction, the journal developed well in terms of the number of papers and citations, as well as its global reach.”

“Dr. Hofmann’s impact on the field, energetic approach to science and his editorial experience will lead the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry forward as it continues publishing the best food and agricultural research of the international scientific community,” says Susan King, senior vice president of the Journals Publishing Group at ACS. “We thank Dr. Seiber for his dedicated service spanning a 15-year tenure as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, and we wish him continued success.”

The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, first published in 1953, is the leading source of original research for professionals across the broad disciplines of agricultural and food science. Ranking No. 1 in total citations in Multidisciplinary Agriculture, Applied Chemistry and Food Science & Technology, the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry received its highest-ever Impact Factor of 3.107 with 82,432 total citations in the 2014 release of the Journal Citations Reports® from Thomson Reuters.

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 161,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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