Seeking Nominations for Estuaries and Coasts Editor

Seeking Nominations for Estuaries and Coasts Editor

CERF is seeking a new Co-Editor-in-Chief for the journal Estuaries and Coasts. The primary responsibilities are to assess and take steps to continuously improve the intellectual quality of the journal; provide objective and timely editorial decisions to attain CERF’s goal of publishing high-quality research that advances knowledge of estuarine and coastal systems; and adhere to CERF’s core value to steward greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in publication practices. 

CERF desires the following attributes for candidates:

  1. Recognized accomplishment as an estuarine or coastal scientist with broad research experience

  2. Track record of publishing and evaluating peer-reviewed papers on estuarine and coastal science

  3. Strong connections to the global coastal and estuarine science and management community

  4. Objectivity and integrity

  5. Creative, strategic thinker committed to the continual improvement of the journal

  6. Ability to sustain and improve on timely review process

  7. Demonstrated commitment to increasing the diversity of, and equity to authors submitting and publishing in Estuaries and Coasts  

  8. Ability to make a minimum three-year commitment from 1 January 2025 through 31 December 2027

Daily duties require reviewing manuscripts for fit with the journal's scope and readiness for review, assigning manuscripts to Associate Editors (AEs), assessing and confirming AE recommendations following peer review, and making final decisions. Occasional duties include recruiting and creating special issues and collections, recruiting AEs, tracking journal performance, reporting to the CERF Governing Board including updates on journal performance and recommendations for areas of focus or improvement, and attending an annual in-person strategy meeting. Additional details about the duties of the Co-Editor-in-Chief are described here.

CERF is committed to promoting diversity throughout all levels of the organization, including its leadership. Candidates who reflect individual differences in social identity, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity and expression, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability, and socioeconomic background, as well as differences in discipline, career path, and life experience, are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Co-Editor-in-Chief receives a modest stipend of $10,000 annually for their work.

Interested candidates should contact CERF Executive Director Susan Park at [email protected] and copy CERF President Linda Blum at [email protected]. Nomination letters should include a current CV and a brief statement addressing each of the attributes above. Self-nominations are strongly encouraged. Nominations must be received by 7 July 2024.

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