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 for Radio Science

Radio Science publishes original scientific contributions on radio-frequency electromagnetic-propagation and its applications. Contributions cover measurement, modelling, prediction and forecasting techniques pertinent to fields and waves – including antennas, signals and systems, the terrestrial and space environment and radio propagation problems in radio astronomy. The search committee is currently looking for candidates. See Editor Search for details.

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.

Editors for Geophysical Research Letters

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 fields of atmospheric chemistry, climate change, paleoclimate/paleoceanography, and biological oceanography/ocean biogeochemistry. The new Editors will be appointed for 3-year terms, beginning January 1, 2015. The search committee is currently looking for candidates. See Editor Search for details.