Publications Committee (PC)

SCI has been a scholarly publisher since 1882 with the launch of the Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry. Our publishing portfolio has grown to include high-impact peer-to-peer reviewed research journals, the globally recognised magazine Chemistry & Industry (C&I), and the news and features published on our news page and blog.
The Publications Committee (PC), a sub-committee of the Board of Trustees (BoT), is responsible for advising the BoT on all SCI publishing activities and strategies, the strategic and business development of the existing portfolio and the development of new publication products across the full range of modern publishing platforms.
The Chair of the PC is appointed by the Board of Trustees, and the committee comprises the Editors in Chief of SCI's learned journals plus ordinary members elected at SCI's AGM. You can find out more about PC's remit by referring to the Terms of Reference.

Message from the Chair

Dr David Witty


Welcome to the PC Committee page.

Elections for new Committee Members take place at the AGM every July. And the PC meets up to twice a year. Each year there is an open meeting, which all members are invited to attend.

Meet the Committee

Prof Bruce E. Dale

Editor-in-Chief; Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining (Biofpr)

Prof Dionissios Mantzavinos

Editor-in-Chief; Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology

Prof Yun Hang Hu

Editor-in-Chief; Energy, Science & Engineering

Prof M Mercedes Maroto-Valer

Co-Editor-in-Chief; Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology

Dr Curtis M. Oldenburg

Co-Editor-in-Chief; Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology

Prof Stephen O. Duke

Editor-in-Chief; Pest Management Science

Prof Timothy E. Long

Editor-in-Chief; Polymer International

Dr Mark A Shepherd

Co-Editor-in-Chief; Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Prof Andrew L Waterhouse

Co-Editor-in-Chief; Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Dr David Witty


How to get involved

PC members bring a wide range of science and business experience. In-depth experience of publishing is not a pre-requisite for membership – this develops through participation in PC - and new perspectives are especially welcomed.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Publications Committee and how to contribute ideas, and opinions, please contact the SCI Membership Team.

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