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 Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems

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

 Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G3) publishes research papers on Earth and planetary processes with a focus on understanding the Earth as a system. Observational, experimental, and theoretical investigations of the solid Earth, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, and solar system at all spatial and temporal scales are welcome. Articles should be of broad interest, and interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged.

If you would like to be considered for the Editor in Chief position of Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 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 Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems in the subject line of the email.

Deadline for applications is 30 April 2017

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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 May 2017


Editor in Chief Needed for Reviews of Geophysics

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

 Reviews of Geophysics provides overviews and syntheses of recent research in all areas of the Earth and space sciences. Reviews should be accessible and of interest to the broad AGU community. Authorship is by invitation, but suggestions from readers and potential authors to the editors are welcome.

If you would like to be considered for the Editor in Chief position of Reviews of Geophysics, 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 Reviews of Geophysics in the subject line of the email.

Deadline for applications is 15 May 2017

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Two Editors in Chief of GeoHealth

AGU is launching GeoHealth under Founding Editor Rita R. Colwell. We are seeking applications for two dynamic, well-organized scientists with high editorial standards and strong leadership skills to serve 4-year terms as the editors in chief (EICs) to lead this exciting journal starting in
2017 and beyond. One editor’s main area of focus will be on the geosciences, while the other editor’s main area of focus will be on health.

This is an important opportunity to help shape and lead this increasing important, cross-cutting discipline. The EICs will be the principal architects of the scientific content of the journal. They are active scientists, well-known and well-regarded in their respective discipline. The EICs 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, EICs are the arbiter of the content of the journal.Among other functions, EICs will be 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 related to scientific ethics
  • Reviewing and contributing to periodic monitoring reports
  • Conducting and attending meeting

If you would like to be considered for one of the Editor in Chief positions of GeoHealth, 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 GeoHealth in the subject line of the email.

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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.