May 28, 2019
Dr. Marc Norman, an Emeritus Fellow in the Research School of Earth Sciences of the Australian National University, will receive the 2019 Geochemical Society Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Norman is recognized for his service to the scientific community as the executive editor of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta from 2012-2018. GCA is the journal of the GS and the Meteoritical Society. During his tenure, the journal continued to grow in size and stature, achieving an impact factor of 4.690 in 2017 and a 5-year impact factor of 5.052.
"Marc has done a remarkable job leading the journal during his tenure," said GS President Roberta Rudnick in February. "He is known for his fair treatment of every submission to GCA and for taking time to provide individual and constructive feedback to authors. He brought stability and efficiency to the journal, which can be clearly seen in metrics like an improved time-to-decision. Less quantifiable but just as important, Marc maintained GCA's reputation as the most important publication in geochemistry. On behalf of the Geochemical Society and the entire community, I thank him for his dedication, good judgement, and excellent stewardship of the journal."
In addition to the 24 regular volumes published each year, GCA also produced eight special issues during Dr. Norman's tenure. He was responsible for recruiting a large and diverse team of nearly 90 associate editors with expertise covering the entire breadth of geochemistry and meteoritics.
Dr. Norman will accept the award during a reception at the GSA Annual Meeting in September.