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International scientific journal establishes Oak Ridge office

 

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 20, 1999 — The British scientific publication New Phytologist has announced it has established its North American editorial operations at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) under the direction of Dr. Richard J. Norby, ORNL's Environmental Sciences Division senior staff researcher.

The journal, published by Cambridge University Press, includes papers describing original research on all aspects of plant sciences. It is owned by a non-profit trust dedicated to the promotion of plant science.

"There has been a significant increase in the number of scientific papers submitted to the journal by U.S. authors," said Peter Ayres, executive editor. "By establishing a North American office, the journal will be able to provide better service to those authors."

Norby, who conducts climate change related research on plants, has been a member of the publication's editorial board since 1997. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Carleton (Minn.) College and a doctorate in forestry and botany from the University of Wisconsin. He and his wife, Ellen Smith, have one son, Karl, and are residents of Oak Ridge.

ORNL is a DOE multiprogram research facility and is managed by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.

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