ANTHONY NEWMAN from ELSEVIER receives the "SFRR-Europe LONG-TERM SUPPORT AWARD" during the joint meeting of SFRR-E and Plant Oxygen Group. Ghent 24-26, August 2022.
Ten years ago, he managed to get SFRRE to join with SfRBM in an agreement to make FRBM their official journal. Subsequently, these two Societies and Elsevier launched Redox Biology in 2013, which is now the top Open Access journal in our field. Anthony then launched three more journals in the redox family, making the family complete.
Anthony’s long-term support for SFRRE is further evidenced by the annual SFRRE Elsevier Basic Research Award, which as you remember Santiago Lamas won this year.
Over the years Anthony has presented numerous, well-received Author Workshops at redox conferences worldwide, and also at universities of many attending SFRRE meetings.
SFRRE honoured Anthony a few ago with a Lifetime Honorary Membership. SfRBM followed the example of SFRRE also offering him Lifetime Membership. The OCC (Oxygen Club of California) presented him with a Lifetime Membership Award in 2017 in Berlin. SFRR International awarded him a Certificate of Appreciation and a silver lapel badge. He also was presented with the SfRBM President’s Medal by Neil Hogg in 2015.
The conference in Gent will be Anthony’s last SFRRE one before his retirement.
On behalf of SFRRE, I believe that his legacy will be the creation of a partnership between SFRRE, SfRBM and Elsevier, working successfully together to build a strong community, with excellence science, published in impact journals. We are convinced this will endure for many years to come and we always welcome Anthony to our meetings.
Giovanni E. Mann
4 September 2022