Call for Editors

Science Editor Openings for 2021

GSA is soliciting applications for three science co-editors for Geology. The four-year terms begin 1 January 2021. Duties include: ensuring stringent peer review and expeditious processing of manuscripts; making final acceptance or rejection decisions after considering reviewer recommendations; and, along with your co-editors, setting the editorial tone of Geology and maintaining excellent content through publication of a diverse range of papers. Geology editors should expect to handle 200–250 manuscripts each year, with ~35 active manuscripts on any given day.

A successful editor will have:

  • a broad interest and experience in geosciences, including familiarity with new trends;
  • experience as an editor or associate editor for a geoscience journal (experience with a GSA publication is preferred but not required);
  • international recognition and familiarity with many geoscientists and their work;
  • a progressive attitude and a willingness to take risks and encourage innovation;
  • ability to make timely decisions; and
  • a sense of perspective and humor.

Three positions are open for Geology. Research interests that complement those of the continuing editors include, but are not limited to: geochemistry, geomorphology, petrology, tectonics, tectonophysics, structural geology, seismology, volcanology, Earth surface processes, planetary geology, Quaternary studies, hydrogeology, and economic geology.

Note: Because of the volume of papers received by Geology and the breadth of the topics covered, editors must be willing to handle papers outside of their main disciplines.

To Apply

Submit (1) a letter detailing how your experience (including editorial experience) qualifies you for a science editor position, and (2) a curriculum vitae to Jeanette Hammann, . The GSA Publications Committee will review applications at its spring 2020 meeting. The Committee won’t consider incomplete applications.

GSA encourages applications from all qualified persons and is committed to diversity.

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 March 2020.

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