AFS Seeks Fisheries Science Editors

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) seeks scientists to serve as science editors of Fisheries. Editors 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 co-chief science editors and reviewers. Reviewing papers for scientific accuracy as well as for clarity, readability, and interest to a diverse set of AFS members;
  2. Soliciting manuscripts to ensure broad coverage;
  3. Setting editorial standards for Fisheries in keeping with the objectives of the publication in accordance with AFS policies, and guidance provided by the Publications Overview Committee and the Fisheries editorial board;
  4. Making recommendations to enhance the vitality and prestige of the journal.

Qualifications: Must have the ability to provide thoughtful and constructive reviews of submissions that are diverse, and in many cases differ from traditional journal submissions via novel or provocative narratives, content, ideas, or policy implications. This is an ideal role for early career scientists interested in service, leadership, and editing.

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 Jeff Schaeffer at [email protected]