Molecular Plant Pathology is looking for a new Editor in Chief

03 Feb 2017

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Marty Dickman has announced his intention to retire from his position as MPP Editor in Chief (EiC) at the end of 2017. Therefore applications are invited for the post of Editor in Chief of Molecular Plant Pathology, to commence on 1 January 2018.

The selection process will be informal, but confidential. All interested candidates are encouraged to submit their formal CV together with half a page (approx. 250 words) statement describing why they think they are suitable for the job, and a similar length aspirational statement outlining their plans and ambitions for the journal. Potential candidates will be selected and ranked by senior members of BSPP and Wiley.

MPP uses online manuscript submission and peer review, and currently publishes nine issues per year. The EiC assesses all manuscript submissions and assigns suitable material to the team of ten senior editors, including him/herself as appropriate.

The successful candidate will take up the post of Editor EiC on 1 January 2018 and there will be a transition period during 2017 when the candidate can shadow the current EiC.

The term of office is five years, with the possibility of an extension by mutual agreement.

The successful candidate will receive an honorarium during their tenure, receive free BSPP membership and attend board meetings of the society. The new EiC will be assisted by a new Editorial Assistant and the new EiC will lead the search to fill this post.

Candidates can discuss the post informally with the current Editor in Chief, Marty Dickman ( or the BSPP President Richard Oliver via

Applications/nominations should be submitted to Diane Hird at the MPP Editorial Office ( The closing date for applications and/or nominations is January 31st.