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Moving GN Forward in 2009

A Call for New Contributors

As Geochemical News wraps up another year, we witnessed Carla Koretsky and Johnson Haas—who took over as Editors back in 2001—step down in the spring. Carla and Johnson deserve the society's highest level of gratitude for their countless hours of service over nearly seven years. With the emergence of Elements as the society's primary means of communication in print, they oversaw the transition of GN to quarterly web-based issues in 2007. This new format, while not as substantial as former print issues of GN, provides significant savings to the Geochemical Society as well as increased flexibility in the type of content available to readers.

In 2009, Geochemical News is looking to take further advantage of the web and our beautiful new website to allow Geochemical Society members to communicate and stay current with society-related news, perspectives, etc. Our vision includes a full integration into the geochemsoc.org website with blogs, research highlights, educational resources, online social networking, etc. However, for us to successfully take advantage of these resources, we need society members to step up—as Carla and Johnson did in 2001—to contribute new ideas and content.

There are two ways that you can help. First, GN always welcomes input on new article ideas, news tips, book reviews, interviews, and anything else you'd like to see in print. Secondly, we're looking for a few new Associate Editors to start in 2009. GN AE's are responsible for soliciting several articles over the course of a year and will be expected to write research highlights of exciting geochemical research across fields/disciplines. Contributors and AE's should have a range of research interests and experience levels (students also encouraged to contribute, especially to our conference blogs that we hope to debut at Goldschmidt 2009). All contributors and editors typically receive compensation for their time and efforts in the form of society membership fees, special publications, etc.

If you are interested in helping GN in either of these two capacities, and we hope you are, please send an email to the Editor at gnews@geochemsoc.org.

Nick Wigginton
Angelina Souren
Thilo Behrends
Mitch Schulte