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

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.

Editor-in-Chief  for Water Resources Research

AGU is looking for a dynamic, highly respected scientist, with strong leadership and management skills, previous editorial experience in a decision-making capacity, and the highest of editorial standards to serve as Editor-in-Chief of Water Resources Research.

Among other functions, the Editor-in-Chief is expected to:

• Act as an ambassador to the author/editor/reviewer/scientist community
• Set the strategy for the journal
• Lead the Editor selection process for the journal
• Uphold the ethics and conflict of interest policies of the AGU
• Review and contribute to periodic monitoring reports
• Conduct and attend meetings

The Editor-in-Chief should be committed to further strengthen Water Resources Research as the leading journal in the broad area of hydrologic sciences and be proactive in attracting innovative contributions in traditional disciplines and in emerging fields. Water Resources Research is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research in the natural and social sciences of water. This includes the role of water in the physical, chemical, biological, and ecological sciences; public health; and related social and policy and system sciences. It encompasses methodological development of observational, experimental, theoretical, analytical, numerical, and data driven approaches that advance the science of water and its management. Submissions are evaluated for their novelty, accuracy, significance, and broader implications of the findings.

The Search Committee has been formed and the selection is expected to conclude by early December, 2016. If you would like to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief of Water Resources Research, please send your curriculum vitae with a letter of interest via e-mail to pubmatters@agu.org by November 15, 2016. Please make sure that you specify Water Resources Research in the subject line of the email.

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 space physics and oceanography. 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.