Call for Editors

Science Editor Openings for 2024

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GSA seeks applications for science co-editors for GSA Books (two positions), GSA Bulletin (one position), and Geology (two positions). The four-year terms begin 1 January 2024. 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 the publication and maintaining excellent content through publication of a diverse range of papers.

Position Details

Research interests that complement those of the continuing GSA Bulletin editors include but are not limited to: tectonics; tectonophysics; structural geology; low-T thermochronology; deformation; archaeological geology; economic geology; geochronology; geodynamics; paleomagnetism; petrology; Precambrian geology; sedimentary geology.

GSA Books 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.

Research interests that complement those of the continuing Geology editors include, but are not limited to: paleontology; paleomagnetism; paleoceanography; marine geology; economic geology; stratigraphy; subsurface geophysics.

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. 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.

Evaluation Process

The GSA Publications Committee will evaluate applications and make its recommendations to GSA Council based on the combination of how a candidate’s disciplinary expertise fits with the needs of the publication and on the candidate’s application, which should provide documentation of the required and preferred qualifications listed here.

GSA affirms the value of diverse scientific ideas and the connection between diverse scientific ideas and a diverse group of contributors of those ideas. Accordingly, GSA welcomes applications from all qualified persons and encourages applications that highlight diversity.

To Apply

In a single PDF, submit your curriculum vitae and a letter of application that demonstrates how your interests and experience fulfill the required and preferred qualifications listed below to Bridgette Moore, Deadline: 1 March 2023.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience as an editor or associate editor for a geoscience publication. Include details of the duties and duration of the position(s) held.
  • Demonstrated expertise in two or more fields in the geosciences or in interdisciplinary fields broadly related to the geosciences.
  • Demonstrated experience handling a significant editorial workload and ability to make timely decisions.
  • Because of the breadth of topics covered in GSA publications, the applicant must clearly express willingness to handle papers outside of their main disciplines.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and be responsive to author needs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with a GSA publication as a reviewer, associate editor, or editor.
  • Breadth of interdisciplinary experience to complement that of existing editors; demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary research.
  • International reputation and connections with the geoscience communities.
  • Interest in encouraging innovation; willingness to take risks.
  • Ability to support a positive team dynamic; ability to work with GSA staff and other editors to enhance the reputation of the publication.
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