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USGS scientist selected as next editor-in-chief of AGU’s Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface

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USGS research geologist Amy East, of the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, will be the next editor-in-chief of the American Geophysical Union’s Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, beginning January 1, 2019.

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USGS research geologist Amy East, of the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, will be the next editor-in-chief of the American Geophysical Union’s Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, beginning January 1, 2019. In an interview with AGU, East outlined plans to improve efficiency in the review timeline, enhance the impact of published papers through various communication outlets, and increase diversity among the scientists represented at each phase of the publication process. East’s current research focuses on landscape evolution in response to perturbations by human activity or climatic changes. She has served as an Associate Editor for JGR: Earth Surface since 2013. Learn more on AGU’s Editor’s Vox blog.