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 Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres

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:

  • Acting as an ambassador to the author/editor/reviewer/scientist community.
  • Setting the strategy for the journal.
  • Leading the editor selection process.
  • Assigning and balancing review work load.
  • Making decisions of ethics.
  • Reviewing and contributing to periodic monitoring reports.
  • Conducting and attending meetings.

If you would like to be considered for the Editor in Chief position of JGR: Atmospheres, 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 JGR: Atmospheres in the subject line of the email.

Editor for Earth’s Future

AGU is seeking an editor to handle natural hazards papers in Earth’s Future. One editor is being sought particularly from among those who can combine specialized knowledge with a broad, transdisciplinary approach. The editor will be responsible for handling manuscripts from all areas related to natural hazards, including hydrology, atmospheric science, oceanography, solid Earth, and disaster science.

If you would like to be considered for this position, please send your curriculum vitae with a letter of interest via email to pubmatters@agu.org.