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

 

Editor in Chief Needed for Global Biogeochemical Cycles

AGU is looking for a dynamic, well-organized scientist with high editorial standards and strong leadership skills to serve a 4-year term as the editor in chief for this exciting journal.

The Editor-in-Chief is the principal architect of the scientific content of the journal. The EIC is an active scientist, well-known and well-regarded in his/her discipline. The EIC must be active in soliciting the best science from the best scientists to be published in the journal. Working with the other editors and AGU staff, the EIC is the arbiter of the content of the journal. Among other functions, the EIC is responsible for:

  • Act as an ambassador to the author/editor/reviewer/scientist community.
  • Set the strategy for the journal.
  • Lead the editor selection process.
  • Assign and balance review work load.
  • Decisions of ethics.
  • Review and contribute to periodic monitoring reports.
  • Conduct and attend meetings.

 Journal Scope

 Global Biogeochemical Cycles features research on regional to global biogeochemical interactions, as well as more local studies that demonstrate fundamental implications for biogeochemical processing at regional or global scales. Published papers draw on a wide array of methods and knowledge and extend in time from the deep geologic past to recent historical and potential future interactions. This broad scope includes studies that elucidate human activities as interactive components of biogeochemical cycles and physical Earth Systems including climate. Authors are required to make their work accessible to a broad interdisciplinary range of scientists.

If you would like to be considered for the Editor in Chief position of Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 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 Global Biogeochemical Cycles in the subject line of the email.

Deadline for applications is 15 June 2017

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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.