Commissioning Editor – Journal of Applied Ecology

We are looking for an active researcher with demonstrable editorial experience beyond their core research interest and excellent connections in the wider ecological community.

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Salary: c. £1,500 per annum
initial term 12 months
worldwide, remote
Closing date:
8th March 2024, 23:59 GMT
Interview date:
19th and 22nd March 2024, via Microsoft Teams

About you

Journal of Applied Ecology is looking for an academic Commissioning Editor to commission our Reviews, Perspectives, Practitioner’s Perspectives, and Policy Directions articles. We are particularly looking for an academic who has a global network, with good Global South ties, as we will be commissioning ~50% of content from Global South authors.

About the role

The Commissioning Editor will be responsible for:

  • Actively commission 5-7 Reviews, Perspectives, Practitioner’s Perspectives, or Policy Directions per year including one invited Spotlight Review from a Global South ecologist
  • Consult with the Senior Editors and Associate Editors to brainstorm exciting and novel areas for review and perspective articles
  • Make final decisions on the commissioned articles and on additional unsolicited Review papers up to a maximum of ca. 20 reviews per year
  • Provide additional pre-submission guidance to authors as required
  • Ensure that instructions to authors for Reviews/Perspectives/ Practitioner’s Perspectives/Policy Directions are appropriate and amend, if appropriate, in consultation with the team of Senior Editors

The role is for an initial term of 12 months and paid a remuneration of £1,500 p.a.

Journal of Applied Ecology is a journal of the British Ecological Society. The BES values the benefits that diversity brings. We seek to create an inclusive culture and welcome applications from all sectors of society. This is a remote working position and applicants from anywhere in the world are welcome to apply.

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