Call for Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Entomology

Annapolis, MD; November 5, 2018—The Entomological Society of America seeks candidates to serve in the position of editor-in-chief of its journal Environmental Entomology. The current editor-in-chief of Environmental Entomology, E. Alan Cameron, Ph.D., is stepping down after a distinguished term of service. 

Environmental EntomologyEnvironmental Entomology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles on the interaction of insects with the biological, chemical, and physical aspects of their environment. The journal includes sections focused on population ecology, insect-symbiont interactions, biological control, pollinator ecology and management, plant-insect interactions, and more. In addition to research papers, Environmental Entomology publishes reviews, interpretive articles in a forum section, and letters to the editor. 

The ideal candidate should be an internationally recognized scientist whose reputation brings prestige and visibility to the journal. He or she should have significant experience in the writing, editing, and reviewing of scientific research manuscripts. A comprehensive background and broad experience are essential. The editor should be able to devote the time and energy necessary to ensure that published articles are of the highest quality and scientific interest to Environmental Entomology’s readers and to advance the quality and reputation of the journal. 

The editor-in-chief role may be filled by an individual or a duo (to serve as co-editors-in-chief). The editorial board for the journal welcomes applications of either variety and will assess individual and joint applications equally.

The selected candidate(s) would begin in the editor-in-chief role in March 2019. See the complete Environmental Entomology editor-in-chief position description [PDF] for further detail. 

Interested candidates should submit the following to the Environmental Entomology Editorial Board via email

  • cover letter describing their qualifications for the position and vision and goals for Environmental Entomology
  • curriculum vitae
  • three references (letters of recommendation from the references will be required when finalists are selected)
  • reprints of two published articles that best represent the candidate’s work.

(In the case of joint applications for co-editor-in-chief roles, the applicants should submit a single cover letter and can choose to submit joint letters of recommendation or individual ones, along with separate CVs and published articles from each applicant.)

The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. eastern time on December 20, 2018.

For questions about the editor-in-chief position or application process, please contact Josh Lancette, ESA manager of publications,

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