Scientific research society Sigma Xi, US, has named David R. Schoonmaker as editor of its flagship publication, the American Scientist magazine. His appointment follows a 15-year tenure as managing editor of the magazine.
Schoonmaker succeeds Rosalind Reid, who served as editor of American Scientist from 1992-2008. She is now acting executive director of the Initiative in Innovative Computing at Harvard University, where she was a visiting scholar in 2007-2008.
A bimonthly publication, American Scientist traces its origins back to 1913 and has a circulation of more than 75,000. Published by Sigma Xi, each issue of the journal covers feature articles written by prominent scientists and engineers, reviewing important work in fields that range from molecular biology to computer engineering. The articles are carefully edited and accompanied by illustrations that are developed to enhance the reader's understanding.
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