Journal of Wine Research Welcomes Leyland Pitt Journal of Wine Research

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We are pleased to announce that Leyland Pitt, Professor of Marketing, and the Dennis F. Culver EMBA Alumni Chair of Business, Segal Graduate School of Business, Simon Fraser University will be taking over from Jane Carr as Editor of the Journal of Wine Research (JWR) ​from July.

Professor Pitt describes his vision for the Journal: 'to grow its presence and its impact on wine scholarship in particular, as well as its influence in more general fields such as business and management, food and beverage production, agriculture and policy. I would like to see JWR as the first journal an author(s) considers when hoping to publish work on any aspect of wine, and ultimately to see JWR grow an impact factor that will enable it to be strongly considered in academic circles with regard to decisions on tenure and promotion'.

The combination of his professional background in marketing, his personal interest in wine and the expertise of an expanded editorial board should allow him to realise that vision. To do so he will be very ably supported by the existing assistant Editor, Dr Graca Brightwell, and three relatively new Assistant Editors - Dr Hildegarde Heymann, Distinguished Professor of Sensory Science and Ray Rossi Chair of Viticulture and Enology, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California; Dr Julie McIntyre, Research Fellow, Australian Research Council Project, University of Newcastle; and Dr Wade Jarvis, University of Western Australia.

Jane Carr is stepping down from the editorial role after 10 years, but will remain on the editorial board. She explains that 'the role of editor of an inter-disciplinary journal can be challenging, but also rewarding - and I am confident that Leyland Pitt and the new editorial team will achieve the goals of wider reach and improved impact'.

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See below for a collection of free to access articles in the Journal of Wine Research to celebrate this announcement.