As announced in a recent editorial, we will restructure the JEB editorial board for the beginning of 2023 and are calling for applications for two types of positions, Handling Editors and Associate Editors.
JEB’s board has long consisted of a small group of Deciding Editors, who handle submissions by soliciting reviews and taking independent decisions. This structure has served us well in the past and allowed us to maintain relatively fast decision times. However, evolutionary research is now more technically specialised and geographically diverse. It is for this reason that we will switch from the small current board of Deciding Editors to a larger structure with a small group of Handling Editors (who will triage manuscripts and make final decisions), supported by a wider board of Associate Editors (who invite reviews and recommend decisions). This structure combines the advantages of—on one hand—consistency of decision-making through the Handling Editors who deal with many submissions, and—on the other hand—fine-grained, specialist expertise through the Associate Editors who oversee assessment of few manuscripts. In addition to further increasing the quality of peer review, the restructure will allow us to make our board more diverse and inclusive in terms of gender and geography. Finally, the resulting increased size of the board will broaden JEB’s reach into the community—an important aspect for a society journal such as JEB.
You can find more information on the responsibilities of each role and how to apply here: https://jevbio.net/were-hiring-jeb-editorial-board-restructure/
The deadline for applications is the 28th October 2022. We look forward to hearing from you.
The JEB Editorial Team