With issue no. 4 of volume 103 we introduce a new Editor for Economic Geology. I am pleased to announce that the Publications Board has selected Dr. Lawrence D. Meinert as the incoming Editor of the journal. Larry will join me as co-editor for the remainder of Volume 103. As in 2001, when I first served as co-editor with Marco Einaudi, there will be a six-month overlap before fully transferring all editorial duties to Larry’s new office at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Larry will become the sole editor in January 2009.