Recruiting for Associate Editor
Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk
About the role
Geomatics, Natural Hazards, and Risk is currently recruiting for an Associate Editor (AE). This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background in natural hazards and/or risk dealing with ground and satellite data. The AE must have commitment, drive, and ability to help develop the journal. As part of this role, you will be responsible for the oversight and administration of a rigorous and proper peer review process that delivers an agreed amount of content of suitable scope and quality within an agreed publication timeframe.
The journal is also recruiting for Editorial Board Members at this time.
About the journal
Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk is an open access journal publishing research on geospatial (GIS and GPS) and remote sensing techniques applied to risk management of natural hazards. Led by Editor-in-Chief Ramesh Singh of Chapman University, USA, and a team of Associate Editors, the journal has a 2021 impact factor of 3.99. The journal aims to address new concepts, approaches, and case studies using geospatial and remote sensing techniques to study monitoring, mapping, risk mitigation, risk vulnerability, and early warning of natural hazards.
Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you have the opportunity to build your own networks, develop and promote the research in your field, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.
Key Skills and Attributes
Ready to apply? Here are the skills and attributes we are looking for in a successful applicant:
- Experience in academic publishing and familiarity with all stages of the process.
- The capacity to devote time each week to the role, and to attend Editorial Board meetings and training sessions as needed.
- The ability to ensure all submitted manuscripts are considered in a prompt, consistent, and professional manner.
- The ability to confidently use an online peer review management system and ensure members of the editorial team do the same.
- Experience with working effectively with independent peer reviewers.
- The ability to read, summarize, and make decisions based on independent reviewer reports.
- A commitment to communicating promptly, consistently, and professionally with authors during the peer review process.
- A commitment to engaging promptly and efficiently with Taylor & Francis staff and suppliers to implement necessary processes and improvements.
- A strong commitment to ethical rigour as well as knowledge of the COPE guidelines and commitment to ensure that the journal adheres to strict ethical standards at all times.
- A willingness to proactively lead the journal’s Editorial Board, including arranging and leading Editorial Board meetings.
- A proven track record as a key opinion leader and known figure within your academic discipline.
- Actively involved in growing and developing your academic networks through conference attendance and experience of networking through social media.
- Knowledge of and commitment to the open access publishing environment.
- A vision and enthusiasm for the continuous development of the journal.
The role will formally begin as soon as possible.
Applicants should state when they will be able to start in the role.
A Role Profile for the Associate Editor role is available upon request. Applications should include your CV, a Cover Letter, and a Vision Statement. Your Vision Statement should be no longer than 1 page and include:
- 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.
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.