At the recent annual meeting of the American Microscopical Society (AMS), Professor of Biology and Associate Dean of Faculty Pat Reynolds was guest of honor at the Society’s luncheon and presented with a plaque to commemorate his service as editor-in-chief of the Society’s quarterly journal Invertebrate Biology. Reynolds served 12 years as an editor, the last six as editor-in-chief.
As editor-in-chief, Reynolds led the journal into a co-publishing agreement with Wiley-Blackwell publishers; transitioned to online submission, review, and publication, including the entire 128-volume legacy material; expanded the editorial team from two to seven, and oversaw a quadrupling of submissions, a quartering of manuscript acceptance rate, and an increase in library subscriptions of the journal from 500 to many thousands, with a greatly expanded international distribution. During his 12 years, Reynolds edited approximately 800 manuscripts. Invertebrate Biology is one of the nation’s oldest biological scholarly journals, having just published for the 128th year.
The president of the AMS, Vicki Martin, wrote in the Fall ‘09 newsletter of the Society that “At the end of this year, Patrick Reynolds will step down as Editor-in-Chief of Invertebrate Biology after serving as Co-Editor for six years with Vicki Pearse and another six years as Editor-in-Chief. Under his guidance and vision, the journal underwent major transformations. Today, Invertebrate Biology is an internationally-recognized journal that promotes high-quality research and teaching about invertebrates, and it is a shining star for our Society. The Society recognizes Patrick for his outstanding leadership, wisdom, and energy in moving the journal forward to its present prominence, and we wish him well.”