Call for Editorial Board Members
Big Earth Data
Deadline: 31 March 2020
Big Earth Data is an interdisciplinary open access journal established in December 2017. It is jointly published by the International Society for Digital Earth, the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Taylor & Francis Group. The journal is the world's first big data Earth science journal, and aims to provide an efficient and high-quality platform for promoting the sharing, processing and analysis of 'big data', thereby revolutionizing the understanding of the Earth's systems.
The journal publishes research topics on 'big data' studies across the entire spectrum of Earth sciences, including, but not limited to, Earth observation, geography, geology, atmospheric science, marine science, geophysics and geochemistry. It accepts original research articles, review articles, data papers and technical notes.
Big Earth Data is seeking new Editorial Members to maintain the high editorial standards of the journal and disseminate the journal to a wider audience. The terms of appointment normally consist of a one-year probation period followed by two years of additional service if performance is satisfactory. Young Scientists under 40 years old are particularly encouraged to apply for this position.
The new Editorial Members should remotely work on assigned manuscripts during the review process and make initial decisions. They will contribute to policy decisions regarding the future direction of the journal, consult with the Editor-in-Chief on manuscripts in their area of expertise, recruit high-quality manuscripts, and otherwise promote the journal. They will be assisted by the Managing Editor. This is a volunteer position.
Deadline for nominations: March 31, 2020
Applicants should have:
- a good command of English, as all manuscripts are submitted in this language
- an established record of work and scholarship in relevant scientific field(s)
- an interest in developments with an international scope
- demonstrable participation in the geoscience community, for example attendance at key industry events
- excellent, organization, time-management and communication skills
- dedication to the role of Editor and the time commitment it entails.
Other qualities that are desirable
- Existing editorial experience, particularly with online peer-review systems
- Previous service and contribution to Big Earth Data or the International Journal of Digital Earth, i.e. being an author or reviewer
- Membership of the International Society for Digital Earth
Application Procedure and Guidelines
Applications should include a current CV, a short cover letter and a Vision Statement, which expresses your suitability for the role of an Editorial Member of Big Earth Data and outlines how you see your role in the future development and direction of the journal.
You may wish to reflect on:
- the current strengths of Big Earth Data
- your perception of the journal’s mission, and how effectively (or otherwise) it is meeting these aspirations
- the strand(s) of research (if any) that the journal currently excels in publishing, and what is missing
- emerging areas of research that you envisage becoming more important over the next 3–5 years
- an analysis of the competition from other journals in this field
- who you see as comprising the community of authors, reviewers and readers of Big Earth Data and how you would engage them with the journal.
Published on 12th December . Last updated on 12th December 2019.