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Recruiting for Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Board Members and Peer Reviewers

Applied Earth Science

10 October 2022

About the role

We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with a background in earth sciences, as well as the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. It is a significant role, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working schedule.

The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight, decision-making on submissions and leading and working successfully with two Co-Editors on the journal. They will have authority to accept articles following successful peer review and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses. Taylor & Francis will also organise regular board meetings, and we will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal. The Journal utilises an online editorial office system which the Editor will be offered training on, and on which peer-review admin support is provided.

Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

In particular, we would be interested in hearing from candidates with experience or an interest in Open Access publishing.

*Applications for positions on the journal’s editorial board are also welcomed*

About the journal

Cover image - Applied Earth Science

Applied Earth Science is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the application of the earth sciences in the exploration, discovery, development and exploitation of mineral resources. The journal's broad range of interests serve an international readership that includes industry exploration and mining geologists, and geoscience researchers, whose common concern is knowledge and use of the Earth's mineral resources. Applied Earth Science is the technical journal of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).

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Key Skills and Attributes

Interested in applying?

Here are the skills and attributes we are looking for in a successful applicant:

Editorial duties:

  • Be an Ambassador for the Journal; build, nurture, and grow a community around it.
  • Increase awareness of the articles published in the Journal in all relevant communities and amongst colleagues.
  • With Taylor & Francis, identify strategies to enhance the quality and reputation of the Journal, its citation levels, and readership/circulation.
  • Expand the current Editorial Board and reviewer pool, and subsequently work with these scholars and industry representatives to advance the Journal’s quality, profile, and impact.
  • Encourage the submission of articles to the Journal from expert researchers in the field including colleagues.
  • Generate ideas for Special Issues and reviews.
  • Ensure that published content reflects the highest standards of academic and scientific rigour and excellence.
  • Handle the peer review of contributions via the Editorial Manager online submission system using editorial best practices.
  • Liaise with authors in order to take manuscripts to acceptance and make any necessary corrections.
  • Support the selection process for the annual IOM3 and AusIMM publication prizes.
  • With Taylor & Francis, convene annual editorial board conference calls to review Journal performance and discuss strategy.
  • Liaise with Taylor & Francis and Board members regarding future strategy and direction of the Journal as well as flow of submissions etc.
  • Work alongside the Co-Editors to manage and develop the journal.

Application Instructions

Applications must include:

1. A letter of interest, specifically referring to why you believe you are particularly qualified for the role of Editor for Applied Earth Science

2. A vision statement, describing how you see your role in the future development and direction of the journal (maximum of 1 side of A4).

You may want to consider the following:

• Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it

• How you would work in partnership with the editorial board

• How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions

• How you would work with authors

3. A curriculum vitae

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Taylor & Francis will judge each on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the candidate.

To submit your application, or for further details, please contact: Laura Franklin, Portfolio Manager.


The journal is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within its editorial team and decision making processes. All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on its merits without bias for seniority of institutional affiliation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics.

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