Steve Semken, a professor in ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, has been selected to receive an American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2013 Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Eos, the weekly newspaper of AGU. This award recognizes Semken's contributions in maintaining the highest standard of scientific quality through the peer-review process.
One of the most important services performed for AGU is the conscientious reviewing of submitted papers. Scientific journals rely on members of the scientific community to provide accurate and conscientious reviews of submitted journal manuscripts. Because of the anonymous nature of the reviewing process, this service is also one of the least recognized.
In selecting Semken to receive the 2013 Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing, the publishers of Eos publicly express their gratitude to Semken for consistently providing constructive and thoughtful reviews, which have been particularly valuable in maintaining a high quality standard.
An announcement is planned for publication in a future issue of Eos.