Call for Editors-in-Chief for Two ESA Journals

Candidates sought to lead Journal of Economic Entomology and Journal of Integrated Pest Management

Journal of Economic Entomology and Journal of Integrated Pest Management, now seeking new editors-in-chief.

Annapolis, MD; January 9, 2018—The Entomological Society of America seeks candidates for editor-in-chief positions at two of its journals, the Journal of Economic Entomology and the Journal of Integrated Pest Management. The new editor-in-chief at each journal will begin his or her term in January 2019.

The Journal of Economic Entomology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes research on insects of economic importance, with sections on apiculture and social insects, insecticides, biological control, household and structural insects, crop protection, forest entomology, and more.

The Journal of Integrated Pest Management is a multidisciplinary, open access, peer-reviewed, extension journal covering the field of integrated pest management.

At the end of 2018, John Trumble, Ph.D., the current editor-in-chief of the Journal of Economic Entomology, and Marlin Rice, Ph.D., founding co-editor-in-chief of Journal of Integrated Pest Management, will step down after distinguished terms of service. Rice's former co-editor-in-chief, Kevin Steffey, Ph.D., stepped down at the end of 2017 to begin a new role as editor-in-chief of American Entomologist, ESA's general-interest entomological magazine.

The ideal candidates for the editor-in-chief positions should be internationally recognized scientists whose reputations bring prestige and visibility to the journals. Candidates should have significant experience in the writing, editing, and reviewing of scientific research manuscripts; in the case of the Journal of Integrated Pest Management, experience writing, editing, and reviewing extension manuscripts is also welcomed. See the complete position descriptions for further detail:

For each 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 each journal welcomes applications of either variety and will assess individual and joint applications equally.

Interested candidates should submit the following to the Journal of Economic Entomology or Journal of Integrated Pest Management Editorial Board via

  • cover letter describing their qualifications for the position and vision and goals for the journal;
  • curriculum vitae (CV);
  • three letters of recommendation;
  • 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 for both editor-in-chief positions is 5 p.m. eastern time on February 23, 2018.

For questions about the editor-in-chief position or application process, please contact:

  • Lisa Junker, ESA director of publications and communications, (regarding the Journal of Economic Entomology)
  • Josh Lancette, ESA manager of publications, (regarding the Journal of Integrated Pest Management)

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