Editorial comments from the incoming Chief Editor, Autumn 2018
In early September, Petroleum Geoscience underwent a quiet transition with Phil Christie, Chief Editor since 2009, handing over the role to me. Following on from the immense job that Phil has been doing is quite a challenge, although made a little easier by the excellent support I know I will get from the editorial team and from the Geological Society Publishing team. It is also a great honour to be invited to take on this role from the joint owners of the journal – the Geological Society of London and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers. Phil will continue to support the journal, while entering his retirement from Schlumberger Cambridge Research, by staying on the Co-Editor team along with Sebastian Geiger, Kim Klitgord, Bruce Levell, Jo Prigmore, Graham Yielding and our Production Editor Lucy Bell. Together with our authors, the editorial team has kindly enabled a significantly improved set of Impact Factor metrics to demonstrate the upward path the journal is following. I would also like to take this moment to recall the important building blocks set in place by our predecessors – the founding Chief Editor Andrew Hurst succeeded by John Parker and then Tony Doré.