Editorial Team

Chris Butts, Editor

The Peanut Science Editorial Board is tasked to uphold the journal's scholastic publishing standards and provide input on journal policy, scope and direction. 

Chris Butts is Editor of Peanut Science and the following team of Associate Editors provide support to the Editor as experts in one or more of the eighteen defined areas of peanut research and education--Agronomy, Biotechnology, Breeding, Crop Production, Economics, Engineering, Entomology, Food Science, Food Technology, Genetics, Microbiology, Nematology, Nutrition, Physiology, Plant Pathology, Plant Physiology, Weed Science and Forage.

The Editorial Board's role in peer-reviewed publishing focuses on supporting the journal Editor by providing oversight of assigned manuscripts--moving these papers through review and revision. Specifically, the Editorial Board is responsible for assessing manuscript quality, obtaining peer reviews, requesting revisions where appropriate, and making recommendations to the journal Editor about acceptance or rejection of a manuscript.  In addition to assessing the scientific quality of the each manuscript, the Editorial Board assists in the presentation of each article with suggestions on improving graphics and layout to ensure the best possible presentation of information and strengthening a clear understanding of results. 

The decision to accept or reject any manuscript for publication relies solely with the editor and associate editors and is based on scientific review of the manuscript. Questions about submissions and publication should be directed to Editor Chris Butts at fullmoonengineer@att.net or 229-364-8814 or via www.peanutscience.com.

Photo of Uranus. Chris Butts
National Peanut Research Laboratory, USDA, ARS
Photo of Uranus. Mark Abney
University of Georgia
Photo of Uranus. Daniel Anco
Clemson University
Photo of Uranus. Maria Balota
Virginia Tech
Photo of Uranus. Kira Bowen
Auburn University
Photo of Uranus. Jack Davis
JLA, Inc.
Photo of Uranus. Chris Liebold
The J.M. Smucker Company
Photo of Uranus. Nathan Smith
Clemson University
Photo of Uranus. Shyam Tallury
Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, USDA-ARS
Photo of Uranus. Timothy Lane Grey
Crop and Soil Sciences, University of Georgia