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Position
Editor-in-Chief

Employer
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Geophysics Online

Researchers in the STEM fields work under unfavorable conditions today in which profiteer publishers (printers) take away (100% of) copyrights from authors in exchange for just publicizing research results. These corporate giants/monopolists resell the copyrights for up to $80,000 per publication per transaction, depriving many scientists of a safe future. This practice has been long discredited or even illegal across domains of most professionals working in industry, law, inventions, and professional arts. Geophysics.Online — the publisher of the world’s oldest scholarly geophysical periodical Journal of Geophysics (centennial Impact Factor: 36.865) — leads the way in ending this exploitation in sciences. Thus all of our titles feature the scholar-publisher model in which they share copyrights to equal parts with the lead authors, enabling profit sharing amongst all parties involved in the scientific publishing process.

Homepage: https://geophysics.online


Location
Los Angeles, United States of America

Sector
Academic

Type
Contract

Level
Experienced

Salary
Profit sharing

Required education
PhD

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

Posted
3 July 2022

Job description

Position

Geophysics Online announces a worldwide search for the Editor-in-Chief of a new addition to our family of academic titles: Geodesy (2832-4773 print, 2832-4781 online). We are committed to focusing on a broad and diverse pool of candidates.

GEODESY is an Open Access, all-encompassing peer-reviewed classical scholarly journal publishing significant new research from all Earth and planetary geodesy fields. These fields cover but are not limited to theoretical geodesy. The journal thus publishes in 10 categories: geodetic applications, control, data, methods, software, and theory, as well as mathematical, physical, planetary, and space-based geodesy.

The appointed Editor-in-Chief will enjoy academic freedom in the position, including the exclusive right to nominate members of the Editorial Board for appointment and discharge.

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Ph.D. in geodesy or a related field,
  • active scientific research experience in geodesy or a related field,
  • a record of English-language publications in peer-reviewed journals from categories of the journal.

Desired:

  • journal editing experience (any responsibility level),
  • 10+ years of research experience (any responsibility level),
  • a substantial output in peer-reviewed journals from categories of the journal as the sole or lead author,
  • a clear vision of the present and future directions for geodetic science,
  • demonstrated multi-tasking abilities,
  • supportiveness for diversity and inclusion in STEM,
  • excellent command of the English language with highly developed communication skills.


How to apply

Submit only your current CV, via email (jobs@geophysics.online), with the subject line Search for Editor-in-Chief of GEODESY. Include in the application/CV only evidence of creativity and originality in research and other forms of researcher merit. Do not include unrelated information, like paid jobs, grants, memberships, awards, or names of references. Including such information in the application will indicate carelessness or disinterest and lower your score.

A brief Vision Statement no longer than one-half typical A4 page can be included (but is not required), outlining your viewpoints on innovation in peer review and the profile of the team of editors you plan to build.

This position will remain open until the successful candidate is appointed. Applicants from underrepresented ethnic groups are encouraged to apply as that may give such applicants additional weight when deciding between equally qualified candidates. Only self-nominations will be accepted (no nominations of colleagues).