Editor Searches

Help shape the scientific quality of research published in your field

AGU seeks dynamic, well-organized scientists with high editorial standards and strong leadership skills to serve as Editors of journals. The editorial term is 3 or 4 years depending on the journal. Applicants should be respected leaders in the community, independent-minded, even-handed, and able to make tough but fair decisions in timely manner. More detailed information on an Editor’s role and responsibilities and guidelines, as well as desirable characteristics, is available. A Search Committee appointed by the Council Leadership Team evaluates candidates and conducts personal interviews with a small number of highly qualified individuals. The Council Leadership Team makes the final selection and appointment.

Are you qualified and interested in becoming an Editor? Know someone who is?

You are invited to submit your curriculum vitae with a letter of interest to the Editor Search Committee for your journal of choice. To nominate someone who is qualified, send a letter of recommendation to pubmatters@agu.org.

Current Searches

All 2017 Editor in Chief searches have ended. Please stay tuned for 2018 Editor in Chief searches.

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Editor for Geophysical Research Letters

AGU is looking for dynamic, well-organized scientists with high editorial standards and strong leadership skills to serve as Editors of Geophysical Research Letters (GRL). GRL publishes short, concise research letters that present scientific advances that are likely to have immediate influence on the research of other investigators. The journal is currently looking for candidates in the areas of earthquake seismology, volcanology, tectonics, mineralogy, terrestrial biogeochemistry, paleoclimate and remote sensing. The new Editors will be appointed for 4-year terms, beginning January 1, 2017.

Applicants should be respected leaders in the community, independent-minded, and even-handed. As Editor you should be (1) committed to further strengthen GRL as a leading AGU letters journal, (2) proactive in attracting innovative contributions in both traditional disciplines and emerging fields, and (3) able to commit to GRL’s fast publication pace. The Union is interested in attracting papers in developing areas and ensuring that readers of GRL receive the highest impact peer-reviewed scientific results in the most timely fashion possible.

As Editor you will

  • Have full authority to accept or reject submitted papers
  • Handle the review process
  • Seek out stimulating papers for inclusion in the journal.

If you would like to be considered as an Editor of GRL, send your curriculum vitae with a letter of interest via email to pubmatters@agu.org. If you would like to nominate a highly qualified colleague, send a letter of recommendation to the same email address. Please make sure that you specify GRL in the subject line of the email.