On behalf of the AOCS Governing Board, the Executive Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Silvana Martini as editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society (JAOCS), the flagship journal for original scientific research and technological advances on fats, oils, oilseed proteins, and related materials. She succeeds James Kenar, who is stepping down as editor-in-chief at the completion of his 5-year term in May.
Dr. Martini is a professor in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences at Utah State University, where her research interests are in the physicochemical and sensory characterization of foods. She has previously served as an associate editor, then senior associate editor for JAOCS. In 2019 she received the Timothy Mounts Award for her significant contributions to the science and technology of edible fats and oils in food products. In 2021, Dr. Martini was made an AOCS Fellow and elected to Vice President of the Society.
“I am pleased that Silvana is taking the helm of editor-in-chief,” says Jim Kenar. “Her leadership as senior associate editor for our edible applications and physicochemistry section has been outstanding.”
“I am honored to succeed Jim as editor-in-chief,” says Silvana Martini, “to carry on the tradition and continue to build the Journal’s reputation in the research community.”
Silvana Martini will take over as editor-in-chief with the June issue of JAOCS, Volume 98, issue 6. She will present a lecture describing her groundbreaking work on the industrial applications potential for sonocrystallization of fats on April 23, 2021, from 12–1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5). You can join the free livestream event on our website on FaceBook Live, or on YouTube Live.
For more information about JAOCS and to submit a paper please visit the journal website.