Chemoecology (2018) 28:75
The future of Chemoecology
Published online: 22 May 2018
© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
It has been 5 years now that I have served as Editor in Chief
for Chemoecology, together with a team of associate editors,
to whom I here wish to express my deepest gratitude. During
that time, we have moved the journal to an online-only publi-
cation with six issues per year. We have published some 140
articles that received more than 650 citations (May 2018).
This was achieved by the whole editorial board and numer-
ous reviewers, whom I here also wish to thank.
After 5 years, however, it is time for me to hand the baton
to someone else. I am pleased that two of our associate
editors, Günther Raspotnig (University of Graz, Austria) and
Marko Rohlfs (University of Bremen, Germany), agreed to
take over the editorial responsibilities as Editors in Chief. To
enable a smooth transition, we will run the journal as a trio
for the second half of 2018, until my resignation becomes
eﬀective at the end of the year.
Günther and Marko will present their vision for the future
of Chemoecology in one of the next issues and I wish them
every success in developing their ideas for our journal.
* Michael Heethoﬀ
Ecological Networks, Technische Universität Darmstadt,
Schnittspahnstr. 3, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany