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Editorial for Weed Science, Volume 69

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 February 2021

William K. Vencill
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Professor and Editor, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
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Abstract

Type
Editorial
Copyright
© The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Weed Science Society of America

This has been a challenging year for all. As all the processes for the journal are electronic, workflow disruptions for the journal have been minimal. The number of submissions and turnaround times have been similar to those of recent years. We are always appreciative of the efforts of reviewers and associate editors, but they deserve special kudos in a year like this past one.

Weed Science continues to be one of the premier journals in the discipline and in the agronomic sciences. The editorial board and the staff strive to improve the efficiency of the publication process and improve the scope of the journal. Weed Science seeks to publish more reviews and symposium articles. This past year, Weed Science published a symposium series on the international view on herbicide bans and two reviews. For this coming year, we are excited about publishing a special issue on weedy rice and expanding the 2015 special issue on research methods.

The editorial board of Weed Science has agreed to comply with the entry level of the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) guidelines for publishing.

For the 12 months preceding October 1, 2020, 222 manuscripts were submitted to Weed Science compared with 233 in the previous 12e-month period. Of the manuscripts submitted, 43.8% were accepted compared with 36.4% the previous year. The time from submission to first decision was 36.9 d this past year compared to 35.6 days for the previous year.

We are happy to report that the impact factor for Weed Science increased from 2.00 to 2.258 for this past year and the 5-year impact factor increased from 2.301 to 2.441.

For the year preceding October 1, 2020, the journal depended on 213 unique reviewers. The excellent reputation of the journal would not be possible without the cutting-edge research submitted by authors and the diligent work of the editorial board and the hundreds of referred reviews that are submitted annually. I wish to thank the members of the editorial board and reviewers for 2020.

  • Editorial Board 2020

    Muthukumar V. Bagavathiannan

  • Nathan Boyd

  • Ian Burke

  • Carlene Chase

  • Bhagirath Chauhan

  • Sharon Clay

  • Franck E. Dayan

  • Timothy L. Grey

  • Erin Haramoto

  • Prashant Jha

  • Mithila Jugulam

  • Vipan Kumar

  • Ramon Leon

  • Sara Martin

  • Vijay Nandula

  • Chris Preston

  • Dean Riechers

  • Hilary Sandler

  • Steven Seefeldt

  • Debalin Sarangi

  • Patrick J. Tranel

  • Te-Ming Paul Tseng

  • Martin M. Williams II

  • Chenxi Wu

  • Weed Science Reviewers October 1, 2019–September 30, 2020

  • Julie Abendroth

  • Seth Bernard E. Abugho

  • Albert Adjesiwor

  • Leandro Albrecht

  • Rouhollah Amini

  • James V. Anderson

  • Christian Andreasen

  • Rosalyn B. Angeles-Shim

  • Michael Ashworth

  • Albert O. Ayeni

  • You Soon Baek

  • Matt Anthony Bahm

  • Lianyang Bai

  • Daniel A. Ball

  • Barbara Baraibar Padro

  • Judit Barroso

  • Paul Bartley

  • Suma Basak

  • Nicholas Tuschak Basinger

  • Shawn C. Beam

  • Travis Bean

  • Lori K. Benoit

  • Thierry E. Besancon

  • Carmen K. Blubaugh

  • Louis Gregory Boddy

  • Eric Bohnenblust

  • Catherine Borger

  • Sunny Bottoms

  • Raven Bough

  • Daniel Brainard

  • Whitney B. Brim-DeForest

  • James T. Brosnan

  • Bryan Brown

  • Caio Augusto Brunharo

  • John Tyler Buol

  • Nilda R. Burgos

  • Tara L. Burke

  • Thomas R. Butts

  • Charles W. Cahoon

  • Caio Antonio Carbonari

  • John Cardina

  • Federico Casale

  • Andrea Cavalieri

  • Gurinderbir S. Chahal

  • Shauna-Lee Chai

  • Buddhika Sampath Chamara

  • Rakesh S. Chandran

  • Ali Asghar Chitband

  • Michael J. Christoffers

  • Zhang Chuanjie

  • Amy Concilio

  • Drake Copeland

  • Nubia Maria Correia

  • Roberto Javier J. Crespo

  • William Stevenson Curran

  • Matthew Anthony Cutulle

  • Awadna Belal Dafaallah

  • Caleb D. Dalley

  • Christos Damalas

  • Henri Darmency

  • Stephen Davies

  • Debora de Oliveira Latorre

  • James DeDecker

  • José Luiz Carvalho de Souza Dias

  • J. Anita Dille

  • John Doudna

  • Stephen Duke

  • Robert Edwards

  • Peter M. Eure

  • Steven A. Fennimore

  • Jason Ferrell

  • Michael L. Flessner

  • Singarayer K. Florentine

  • Karla Gage

  • Todd A. Gaines

  • Zahoor A. Ganie

  • Charles M. Geddes

  • Darci Giacomini

  • Thomas K. Gitsopoulos

  • Rakesh Kumar Godara

  • Danica Goggin

  • Robin Gomez

  • Diego Gomez de Barreda

  • Jared J. Goplen

  • Greta Gramig

  • Dustin Haines

  • Stuart Patrick Hardegree

  • Nick T. Harre

  • David P. Horvath

  • Md. Amzad Hossain

  • Cynthia Huebner

  • Joseph T. Ikley

  • Suphannika Intanon

  • Randa Jabbour

  • Katherine M. Jennings

  • David H. Johnson

  • William G. Johnson

  • Christopher Johnston

  • Anestis Karkanis

  • Husam Saadi Mohammed Khalaf

  • Do-Soon Kim

  • Jin-Won Kim

  • Andrew R. Kniss

  • Lucas Kopecky Bobadilla

  • Nicholas E. Korres

  • Hansjoerg Kraehmer

  • Martin Laforest

  • Sarah Lancaster

  • Clayton Larue

  • Travis R. Legleiter

  • Gerhard Leubner-Metzger

  • Deying Li

  • Meng Li

  • Steve Li

  • Matt Liebman

  • John L. Lindquist

  • Mingyang Liu

  • Xiangying Liu

  • Donato Loddo

  • Lua Lopez

  • Mark M. Loux

  • Neil William MacDonald

  • Carol A. Mallory-Smith

  • Buddhi Marambe

  • Chris Marble

  • Maor Matzrafi

  • Cara McCauley

  • James D. McCurdy

  • Katherine McDermott

  • Melinda McHenry

  • Alexander Menegat

  • Mohsen B. Mesgaran

  • Stephen L. Meyers

  • Lindsey Milbrath

  • Muhamad Shakirin Mispan

  • Marcelo L. Moretti

  • Elizabeth Guerrero Mosqueda

  • Brent Murphy

  • Richard Napier

  • Scott Jay Nissen

  • Iraj Nosratti

  • Stephen John Novak

  • Dennis Calvin Odero

  • Claudia Oliveira

  • Emmanuel Omondi

  • A. Onofri

  • O. Adewale Osipitan

  • Peter Panizzi

  • William Louis Patzoldt

  • Ronald Edward Peachey

  • Arslan Masood Peerzada

  • Alejandro Perez-Jones

  • Cristiano Piasecki

  • Kristina Polziehn

  • Luan Pierre Pott

  • Timothy S. Prather

  • Jamal R. Qasem

  • Sandeep Singh Rana

  • Jordi Recasens

  • Brian Rector

  • Emilie E. Regnier

  • Joel Reyes-Cabrera

  • Dilpreet Singh Riar

  • Daniela Neves Ribeiro

  • Chris Rosinger

  • Marvin E. Ruffner

  • Joyful Tatenda Rugare

  • Debalina Saha

  • Laura Scarabel

  • Afonso Henrique Schaeffer

  • Jan Henrik Schmidt

  • Brian J. Schutte

  • Brent A. Sellers

  • Shaun Michael Sharpe

  • Xuefeng Shen

  • Lovreet Singh Shergill

  • Daljit Singh

  • Vijay Singh

  • Reid J. Smeda

  • Enzhan Song

  • Lynn Sosnoskie

  • Benjamin Patrick Sperry

  • John F. Spring

  • Matt Springer

  • Seth A. Strom

  • Nithya Subramanian

  • Hudson K. Takano

  • François J. Tardif

  • John Teasdale

  • Breanne D. Tidemann

  • Joel Torra Farré

  • Ilias S. Travlos

  • Nnanna Unachukwu

  • Vijay K. Varanasi

  • John M. Wallace

  • Michael Walsh

  • Rodrigo Werle

  • Jeff Werth

  • Ralph Whalley

  • Scott Neil White

  • R. Joseph Wuerffel

  • Melinda Yerka

  • Carla Yerkes

  • Ken Young

  • Mauricio Zanovello Schuster

  • Xiaocheng Zhu

  • Lewis H. Ziska

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