Call for Editors

Science editor openings (terms begin January 2020)

GSA is soliciting applications and nominations for science co-editors with four-year terms beginning 1 January 2020. Duties include: ensuring stringent peer review and expeditious processing of manuscripts; making final acceptance or rejection decisions after considering reviewer recommendations; and maintaining excellent content through active solicitation of diverse and definitive manuscripts.

Positions available

  • Geology, 3 positions. Research interests that complement those of the continuing editors include, but are not limited to: energy geology, engineering geology, geomorphology, neotectonics, paleobotany, paleoceanography, paleoclimatology, paleontology, paleoseismicity, Quaternary geology, sedimentary geology, seismology, soils, stratigraphy, tectonics, volcanology.
  • GSA Books, 1 position. Editor duties include soliciting high-quality book proposals and ensuring that proper peer review procedures are followed by volume editors. Editors handle the entire peer-review process for authored volumes. The successful candidate will have a wide range of interests and expertise, prior editing experience, and a strong publication record.
  • Lithosphere, 1 position. Research interests that complement those of the continuing editors include, but are not limited to: geochronology, geodynamics, petrology, Precambrian geology, structural geology, tectonics.
  • GSA Bulletin, 1 position. Research interests that complement those of the continuing editors include, but are not limited to: geochemistry, geochronology, geomorphology, mineralogy, paleoclimatology, Quaternary geology, stratigraphy, thermochronology, volcanology.

  • Note that candidates should not feel they must have expertise in every area listed; however, editors will sometimes need to handle papers outside of their main disciplines.

    A successful editor will have

  • a broad interest and experience in geosciences, including familiarity with new trends;
  • international recognition and familiarity with many geoscientists and their work;
  • a progressive attitude and a willingness to take risks and encourage innovation;
  • experience with online manuscript systems and the ability to make timely decisions; and
  • a sense of perspective and humor.
  • Interested?

  • Submit a curriculum vitae and a letter describing why you (or your nominee) are suited for the position to Jeanette Hammann, jhammann@geosociety.org.

  • Editors work out of their current locations at work or at home. The positions are considered voluntary, but GSA provides an annual stipend and funds for office expenses. DEADLINE: First consideration will be given to nominations or applications received by 15 February 2019.

    Future openings (terms begin January 2021):

    GSA Bulletin (one position), Geology (one position), Lithosphere (one position), GSA Books (one position).