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

Editors Needed for Earth Systems and Society Textbook

AGU is looking for dynamic, well-organized scientists with high editorial standards and an interest in undergraduate education to serve as Editors for this exciting project. Earth Systems and Society will present organized e-learning modules for an introductory geoscience course. The collection will introduce and use broad themes of societal interest (e.g. natural hazards, climate change, energy, resource management) throughout the program as a way of engaging students in core Earth systems science content and current research. Modern interdisciplinary connections will be emphasized between core geoscience concepts and allied disciplines in ecology, biology, health science, environmental science, and more. Earth Systems and Society will be offered as a digital learning solution, allowing students to interact with course content in dynamic ways, and allowing content to be developed to take advantage of that environment and exceed the capabilities of traditional print to deliver and engage students. Students should leave the course with a core understanding of the interlinking of Earth systems as well as knowledge to enable them to become responsible global citizens who can make informed decisions about environmental topics.

If you are interested in contributing to this project, please contact Mary Warner, AGU Assistant Director of Publications, at mwarner@agu.org.

Editors for Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans

Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans embraces the application of physics, chemistry, biology, and geology to the study of the oceans and their interaction with other components of the Earth system. Four Editors are being sought with interests in (1) Near-shore and continental shelf processes, Ocean surface waves, In-situ observations; (2) Tropical oceans, Ocean-atmosphere interaction, Climate change and variability, Ocean and climate modeling, Hurricane activity and its influence on the oceans; (3) Polar processes and Climate change; physical oceanography; numerical modeling of ice and water dynamics; regional oceanography of the Polar Oceans; or  (4) Basin scale oceanography and Ocean Satellite observations and analysis. The search committee is currently looking for candidates. See Editor Search for details.

Editor in Chief for Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth

Journal of Geophysical Research: JGR:Solid Earth focuses on the physics and chemistry of the solid Earth and the liquid core of the Earth, geomagnetism, paleomagnetism, marine geology/geophysics, chemistry and physics of minerals, rocks, volcanology, seismology, geodesy, gravity, and tectonophysics. The Editor in Chief is the principal architect of the scientific content of the journal, is an active scientist, well-known and well-regarded in his/her discipline, and must be active in soliciting the best science from the best scientists to be published in the journal. The search committee is currently looking for candidates. See Editor Search for details.

Editor in Chief for Paleoceanography

Paleoceanography focuses on original contributions dealing with reconstructions of past conditions and processes of change as recorded in sediments deposited in water. This especially includes marine sediments, but may extend to sediments from freshwater environments. Approaches to past reconstruction might include sedimentology, geochemistry, paleontology, oceanography, geophysics, and modeling. The Editor in Chief is the principal architect of the scientific content of the journal, is an active scientist, well-known and well-regarded in his/her discipline, and must be active in soliciting the best science from the best scientists to be published in the journal. The search committee is currently looking for candidates. See Editor Search for details.