Call for Editors

Science Editor Openings for 2025

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GSA seeks Science Editor applicants for:

Deadline: 1 March 2024.

Terms start 1 January 2025.



Geology editors should expect to handle 200–250 manuscripts each year, with ~35 active manuscripts on any given day. Preferred research interests include (but are not limited to) economic geology, environmental geology, geobiology, geochronology, geodynamics, mineralogy, paleoceanography, paleoclimatology, paleontology, planetary geology, Quaternary geology, sedimentary geology, structural geology, tectonics, and/or volcanology.

E&EG editors should expect to solicit submissions to the journal through interacting with colleagues at meetings and organizing special issues. Preferred research interests include (but are not limited to) hydrogeology, low-T geochemistry, geomorphology, and/or environmental geophysics.

Editors work from their current locations at work or at home. The positions are considered voluntary, but GSA provides an annual stipend and funds for office expenses.


  • Ensuring stringent peer review.
  • Expeditious processing of manuscripts.
  • Making final acceptance or rejection decisions after considering reviewer recommendations.
  • Working with co-editors to set the editorial tone of the journal.
  • Maintaining excellent content by publishing a diverse range of papers.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience as an editor or associate editor for a geoscience journal. (Provide details in your application letter.)
  • Demonstrated expertise in two or more fields in the geosciences or in interdisciplinary fields broadly related to the geosciences.
  • Experience handling a significant editorial workload.
  • Ability to make timely decisions.
  • Strong willingness to handle paper topics outside of your main research discipline(s).
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly and respond quickly to author needs.

Preference Qualifications

  • Experience with a GSA journal 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 journal.

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 journal 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.

Learn More

Please contact Bridgette Moore,, with any questions.

Apply Today

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 to Bridgette Moore, Director of Publications,


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