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Editor in Chief Needed for Earth and Space Science

AGU is looking for a dynamic, well-organized scientist with high editorial standards and strong leadership skills to serve a 4-year term as the editor in chief for this exciting journal.

The Editor-in-Chief is the principal architect of the scientific content of the journal. The EIC is an active scientist, well-known and well-regarded in her/his discipline. The EIC must be active in soliciting the best science from the best scientists to be published in the journal. Working with the other editors and AGU staff, the EIC is the arbiter of the content of the journal. Among other functions, the EIC is responsible for:

  • Act as an ambassador to the author/editor/reviewer/scientist community.
  • Set the strategy for the journal.
  • Lead the editor selection process.
  • Assign and balance review work load.
  • Decisions of ethics.
  • Review and contribute to periodic monitoring reports.
  • Conduct and attend meetings.

Journal Scope

Earth and Space Science (ESS) is an open access journal publishing high-quality original research papers spanning all of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences, including related fields in environmental science, geo- and space-engineering, and biogeochemistry. ESS particularly welcomes papers presenting and interpreting key data sets and observations that are critical, singularly or in aggregate, for a broader scientific understanding of the Earth and its environment, as well as our solar system and beyond, or papers that add to the understanding of such observations (e.g., methodology, theory, mapping, and modeling). In particular, ESS is seeking papers that highlight methods, instruments, sensors, data and algorithms that contribute to the Earth and Space sciences. The papers must highlight the application of these methods to specific data.

If you would like to be considered for the Editor in Chief position of Earth and Space Science, send your curriculum vitae with a letter of interest via email to If you would like to nominate a highly qualified colleague, send a letter of recommendation to the same email address.

Please make sure that you specify Earth and Space Science in the subject line of the email.