Today I received formal notification that I have been appointed as the new editor of the Australasian theological journal, Pacifica, commencing in 2011. I am delighted to have the opportunity to take on this role, following in the impressive footsteps of Brendan Byrne SJ who has occupied it for 12 years. Pacifica is one of the, if not the, most significant theological journal published in Australia (it has recently been awarded an 'A' rating in the Excellence in Research in Australia journal rankings thus placing it alongside such other journals as Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Novum Testamentum, Modern Theology and the International Journal of Systematic Theology.)
So, in due course, I will be on the look out for articles of the very best quality to sustain and enhance the reputation of Pacifica. And there is a job to be done in making sure that theological research in Australasia reaches the widest possible international scholarly audience. Watch this space for more details.