The board of directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announced yesterday that Bruce Alberts will take over as editor-in-chief of Science magazine, effective March 1, 2008 [Prominent cell biologist will take reins on 1 March].
Alberts will retain his UCSF faculty position and expects to devote half of his time to Science. "I view Science magazine as a critical venue for maintaining the standards of science, as well as for spreading an understanding and appreciation for science around the world," says Alberts. "With the tremendous challenges we face today, both of these important aims need constant attention."As many of you know, Bruce is interested in science education and this is a marvelous opportunity for him to improve the quality of science journalism [Bruce Alberts in Toronto]. I happen to know that he is also curious about blogging and its effect on science education so maybe there will be more press about bloggers in future editions of Science.