Estuaries and Coasts Acknowledgements of Outstanding Associate Editors and Reviewers for CERF 2021.

Thank You for Your Contributions

 Estuaries and Coasts Cover Page March 2021With each biennial conference, the editors of Estuaries and Coasts acknowledge outstanding contributions by Associate Editors (AEs) and peer reviewers. The success of the journal is based upon the volunteer work performed by AEs and reviewers. The diligent contributions of AEs and peer reviewers contributed to significant improvement of journal performance (with a time to first decision of just 44 days) and an increased impact factor (from 2.32 in 2019 to 2.98 in 2020). Many AE’s and reviewers perform well above expectations, but a few are simply outstanding and are recognized for work performed between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2021.

Estuaries and Coasts had 49 AEs during the biennial period. Outstanding performance is based on three characteristics: the number of papers handled, the number of days to first reviewers being assigned, and the number of days to make a decision. The top five AEs are:

  • James Lovvorn, Southern Illinois University, USA
  • Mark Peterson, University of Southern Mississippi, USA
  • James Pinckney, University of South Carolina, USA
  • David K. Ralston, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
  • Wen-Xiong Wang, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, China

In the 2-year period between 2019 and 2021, Estuaries and Coasts received 1,373 new and revised submissions and sent 3,318 review requests. Only 45% of review requests were completed. Of the 958 people providing reviews, only 2% provided four or more reviews. The outstanding performance designation was based on the number of reviews completed, the speed to perform the review, and the quality of the review as judged by the editors. The top 2% of reviewers are:

  • Kenneth W. Able, Rutgers University, USA
  • Paul A. Bukaveckas, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
  • Tatenda Dalu, Rhodes University, South Africa
  • Galen Egan, Stanford University, USA
  • Glen Guntenspergen, United States Geological Survey, USA
  • James Hagy, Environmental Protection Agency, USA
  • Kimberly Huguenard, University of Maine, USA
  • Dongyan Liu, East China Normal University, China
  • James A. Nelson, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
  • Marguerite Pelletier, Environmental Protection Agency, USA
  • Ryan Rezek, Florida International University, USA
  • Paul Rudershausen, North Carolina State University, USA
  • D. Lee Smee, University of South Alabama, USA
  • Kristina Sundback, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Peter A. Thompson, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Australia
  • Elise Van Meerssche, Millennium Institute of Oceanography, Chile
  • Clifton B. Woodson, University of Georgia, USA
  • Guoyu Yin, East China Normal University, China
  • Xiaoli Zhang, Center for Ocean Mega-Science, China