The Editors-in-Chief (EiC) and the Editors are the custodians of an AGU journal and are expected to interpret the scope of the journal broadly. An AGU EiC is an advocate for the journal and shall always act in the best interests of the journal and AGU. Click here to see the position description for an AGU EiC.
Associate Editors are primarily responsible for assessing a manuscript’s merit and suitability for peer review, identifying qualified reviewers, assessing the reviews, and making a recommendation to the editor. Associate editors are invited by the editor and typically serve a three year term.