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1 Agronomy Journal Editorial Board Meeting Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 3:00 to 5:00pm Marriott Room 10

2 3:00-3:05Welcome 3:05-3:20ASA Publications Director, Mark Mandelbaum 3:20-3:25Recognize incoming and outgoing Editors 3:25-3:30Status of Symposium Papers AJ Statistics, 2012-2013, Barry Glaz Enhanced Fertilizers, 2013, Jerry Hatfield Solar Corridor, 2013, Robert Kremer Water Security Task Force, 2013, Gary Peterson 3:30-3:40Managing Editor’s Report, Sue Ernst 3:40-3:50Journal Statistics, Brett Holte Science article, John Bohannon, open access journals http://www.scimagojr.com/journalsearch.php?q=15639&tip=sid 4:00-4:20Open Discussion Genomics (Arnold Bruns) Successfully getting reviewers (What can we do?) Should authors identify if they used an “editorial service” Are we an editing service for International papers? New Symposium Papers (publishing) Publishing Data Bases (Peter Kyveryga) 4:20-4:50Added issues as raised by TE’s and AE’s AJ board needs to encourage authors to publish in AJ (symposia from the meetings) Need for added Crops/Genetics AE’s Weed Science AE’s (Arnold Bruns, David Clay) Turf AE’s (Arnold Bruns, David Barker) 5:00Adjourn

3 Associate Editor Graduates  Ardeshir Adeli, Associate Editor, July 1, 2010 − December 31, 2013 Francisco J. Arriaga, Associate Editor, July 1, 2010 − December 31, 2013 Humberto Blanco, Associate Editor, July 1, 2010 − December 31, 2013 Lucas Borras, Associate Editor, January 1, 2008 − December 31, 2013* Fikru J. Haile, Associate Editor, January 1, 2008 − December 31, 2013* David L. Holshouser, Associate Editor, January 1, 2008 − December 31, 2013* E. Raymond Hunt, Associate Editor-Precision Ag, January 1, 2008 − December 31, 2013* Kurt Christian Kersebaum, Associate Editor, January 1, 2008 − December 31, 2013* Robert J. Kratochvil, Associate Editor-Crops, January 1, 2011 − December 31, 2013 Henry J. Mascagni, Associate Editor-Crops, January 1, 2008 − December 31, 2013* Maxim J. Schlossberg, Associate Editor, August 1, 2008—May 10, 2013 Sieglinde S. Snapp, Associate Editor, January 1, 2008 − December 31, 2013* Afshin Soltani, Associate Editor, July 1, 2010 − December 31, 2013  *Indicates two consecutive terms of service on the Agronomy Journal editorial board.  Thank you!

4  Outstanding AE’s  Carlos Pedreira Tom Samples Vasilia Fasoula Jack Martin Marty Schmer Dan Long Nicolas Martin Ray Hunt  AJ Recognition (AE, TE, SAE, Editor, Editor in Chief)  Ken Barbarick, 19 years  Jerry Hatfield, 21 years Meeting Global Food Needs in 30 Years, Can Agriculture Deliver?  Warren Dick, 22 years

5 Incoming AE’s  Blade, Stanford (AE-Production Ag, 1/1/2012 to 12/31/14, First term) Bosworth, Sid (AE-Crops, 9/1/2013 to 12/31/2016, First term)  Heiniger, Ron (AE-Crops, 9/1/2013 to 12/31/2016, First term) Lauer, Joe (AE-Production Ag, 7/15/2013 to 12/31/2015, First term) Miguez, Fernando (AE-Biometry, 1/1/2012 to 12/31/2014, Second term) Trostle, Calvin (AE-Crops, 1/1/2013 to 12/31/2015, First term) (term dates were adjusted—original start date was 1/1/2012) Yeater, Kathleen (AE-Biometry, 7/1/2013 to 12/31/2015, First term)

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7  Increased submissions: China and India  Science can be good (English?)  ASA recommends several web sites that can be used to improve their paper.  https://www.agronomy.org/publications/language-help https://www.agronomy.org/publications/language-help  http://virtual.parkland.edu/walker102/punct.htm http://virtual.parkland.edu/walker102/punct.htm  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/  Instructions to Authors  https://www.agronomy.org/files/publications/aj-instructions- author.pdf https://www.agronomy.org/files/publications/aj-instructions- author.pdf

8 Science, October 4, 2013 John Bohannon, Who’s Afraid of Peer Review?  The invoice arrived with good news: After a science-free review process, one of their journals—the International Journal of Cancer and Tumor—accepted the paper. Posing as lead author Alimo Atoa, I requested that it be withdrawn. I received a final message that reads like a surreal love letter from one fictional character to another:  Dear Alimo Atoa,  We fully respect your choice and withdraw your artilce.  If you are ready to publish your paper,please let me know and i will be at your service at any time.  Sincerely yours, Grace Groovy  Melville House  John Bohannon’s Open Access sting paper annoys many, scares the easily scared, accomplishes relatively little  by Sal RobinsonSal Robinson  A honey-bee stinger in close-up. Terrors!  There have been many great stings in history. For instance, that time when two guys invented a great unknown Australian modernist poet and his complete works in an afternoon. But John Bohannon’s Open Access sting is not one of them.two guys invented a great unknown Australian modernist poet and his complete works in an afternoon  Bohannon, an Oxford-educated biologist and science journalist, roiled the academic world last week when he revealed, in a story for Science magazine, that a fraudulent paper he had written about a lichen molecule that seemed to have cancer-fighting properties had been accepted by 157 online OA journals,a story for Science magazine

9 Associate Editor Average number of papers as Associate Editor  6 years, 8-12/year Methods - Associate Editor - Assigned paper by the Technical Editor - Read abstract, methods, conclusions - Look at the references (potential key reviewer) - Identify 2-4 potential reviewers from references - Called 2-4 of these potential reviewers on the phone. 1. ____ has referenced your “AJ” paper of 2012. 2. ____ noted the importance of your work, 3. …. wait to let potential reviewer say something 4. could you review a similar paper....?

10 Thank you  Sue Ernst, Managing Editor  Brett Holte, Manager Submissions  Warren Dick, Editor in Chief  Meg Ipsen, Editorial Asst.  Keith Lovejoy – Reprints  Janet Riley – Invoicing  Mark Mandelbaum, Director of Publications  TE’s  AE’s


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