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.
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
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.
Submit a curriculum vitae and a letter describing why you (or your nominee) are suited for the position to
Jeanette Hammann, firstname.lastname@example.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 29 March 2019.
Future openings (terms begin January 2021):
GSA Bulletin (one position), Geology (one position), Lithosphere (one position), GSA
Books (one position).