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Editor-in-Chief and boards members - GEODESY journal

Editor-in-Chief and boards members - GEODESY journal



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Los Angeles, United States of America


Relevant divisions
Geodesy (G)
Geodynamics (GD)
Planetary and Solar System Sciences (PS)




Required education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

13 September 2023

Job description

Geophysics.Online is looking for Editor-in-Chief (EiC) and Editorial Board (EB) members of 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 geodesy.

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


- Ph.D. in geodesy/geodetic science or a closely related field,
- active scientific research experience in geodesy or a related field of minimum 5 years (10 years for EiC applicants),
- a record of English-language publications in peer-reviewed journals from categories of the journal.

- journal editing experience at any responsibility level,
- 10+ years of research experience at any responsibility level (20+ years for EiC applicants),
- 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 your current CV via email to with the subject line “Search for Editor-in-Chief (EiC) and EB members of GEODESY”. Only state evidence of creativity and research originality and other forms of researcher merit. No unrelated information like jobs, grants, memberships, awards, or names of references (including such information in the application indicates disinterest).

The positions will remain open until filled. Applicants from underrepresented ethnic groups are encouraged to apply as that may give additional weight when deciding between equally qualified candidates. Only self-nominations are accepted (no nominations of colleagues).

EiC applicants: a brief vision statement no longer than one-half typical A4 page can be included (not required), outlining your viewpoints on innovation in peer review and the profile of the team of editors you plan to build.