28 Jul 2014

AFS Seeks Journal Editor

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The American Fisheries Society (AFS) seeks a scientist with a broad perspective on fisheries to serve as editor of North American Journal of Fisheries Management (NAJFM). Editor must be committed to fast-paced deadlines, and would be appointed for a five-year renewable term.

Duties include:

  1. Deciding on the suitability of contributed papers, and advising authors on what would be required to make contributions publishable, using advice of associate editors and reviewers. Reviewing papers for scientific accuracy as well as for clarity, readability, and interest to the broad fisheries community;
  2. Soliciting manuscripts to ensure broad coverage;
  3. Setting editorial standards for NAJFM in keeping with the objectives of the publication in accordance  with AFS policies, and guidance provided by the Publications Overview Committee and the NAJFM editorial board;
  4. Making recommendations to enhance the vitality and prestige of the Journal.

To be considered, send a current curriculum vitae along with a letter of interest explaining why you want to be the Journal editor by e-mail to alerner@fisheries.org.  To nominate a highly qualified colleague, send a letter of recommendation to the same e-mail address.

Note: Editors receive an honorarium, and support to attend the AFS Annual Meeting.

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