Atmosphere Section Editor needed for

All Earth

30 June 2024

About the role

We are seeking a Section Editor to serve as a senior member of the Editorial Board of All Earth and lead the ‘Atmosphere’ section of the journal.

The Atmosphere section covers all aspects of atmospheric fundamentals and applications including, but not limited to, climatology and climate change, meteorology, atmospheric chemistry, and interactions with aquatic and terrestrial systems and human activities.

This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background in any of these areas, and who also has the 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.

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.

We're also currently seeking a Biosphere Section Editor for All Earth.

About the journal

Cover image - All Earth

All Earth (formerly Geodinamica Acta) publishes interdisciplinary research relevant to all fields of Earth Science, including cross- and multi-disciplinary studies. The journal welcomes all sound, reproducible research relating to the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, cryosphere, the terrestrial earth, earth observations, planetary change, and human interactions with natural systems and processes. There are no constraints on themes, provided research meets the scope of one of the journal’s six Sections (below).

The journal strives to understand the processes, systems, and challenges of our home planet, and its land, air, ice reservoirs, and water which sustain all life. All Earth aims to bring together research exploring the complex individual and interacting components and forces of the earth, as well as investigating anthropogenic impacts and interactions. As an open access journal, All Earth has a mission to enhance the scientific understanding of the earth’s processes and connections, and how this science can help translate the latest original research into evidence-based policy advice and decision-making to meet the global challenges of the 21st century, in particular the global policy priorities represented by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

All Earth consists of six distinct but interrelated Sections, each dealing with its own broadly defined field of Earth Science. Each Section is overseen by a Section Editor and Editorial Board who are experts in relevant disciplines. It is anticipated that authors may identify multiple suitable Sections for their research due to the interconnected nature of Earth Sciences, however at the point of submission authors will be asked to select their preferred Section.

  • Atmosphere: all aspects of atmospheric fundamentals and applications, including but not limited to climatology and climate change, meteorology, atmospheric chemistry, and interactions with aquatic and terrestrial systems and human activities.
  • Biosphere: earth systems and processes that support life, including terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, biogeochemical cycles, landscape dynamics and land use change.
  • Hydrosphere: all aspects of the hydrogeology, chemistry, and physics of the hydrosphere and its liquid, solid, and vapour components, including marine and freshwater environments, hydrology, cryology and glaciology, water quality, water resources management, natural and anthropogenically originated hazards, and engineering.
  • Lithosphere: all aspects of the solid earth, including the areas of geology, geochemistry, geophysics, and studies relating to the earth's processes and forces.
  • Planetary Change & Paleosciences: changes in earth systems and processes. Planetary Change crosses many subjects and the Section will interplay with various other Sections within All Earth, with a focus on understanding change and its impacts, now and into the future. Paleosciences focuses on past changes to the earth and its systems, across such fields as paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, paleobotany, and paleontology.
  • Earth Observations: all aspects of earth observation systems, data, methods, modelling, and applications in environmental changes, human-nature interactions, and societal impacts.

All Earth is a fully open access journal. This means all submitted articles will, if accepted, be available for anyone to read, anywhere, at any time, immediately on publication.

All articles will be made freely and permanently available online through gold open access publication.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

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Key Skills and Attributes

At the heart of the Section Editor’s role is oversight and administration of a rigorous and proper peer review process. The peer review process will deliver:

  • An agreed minimum number of accepted articles every year
  • Within the Aims & Scope of the Journal
  • To an agreed minimum quality threshold
  • In an agreed publication timeframe
  • In accordance with the Taylor & Francis Editor Code of Conduct, with particular reference to Editorial ethics.

To achieve this Taylor & Francis provides an online peer review management system and relevant support. Within that online peer review management system the Editor is responsible for the following activities:

  • Working with the Editor-in-Chief to assess whether each submitted article is within the Journal/Section’s scope and is appropriate for further independent peer review.
  • Regular and confident use of an online peer review management system.
  • Ensuring all associate editors and members of the Editorial Board register for, and use, the online peer review management system.
  • Encouraging independent experts to register for and use the online peer review management system.
  • Ensuring all submitted manuscripts are considered in a prompt, consistent and professional manner.
  • Securing at least two independent peer reviews from appropriate experts for all manuscripts.
  • Managing Associate Editors and/or reviewers to ensure timely publication decisions.
  • Monitoring performance to ensure fair and prompt processing of submitted papers.
  • Reviewing suitability of referees.
  • Finding new referees when those approached decline, fail to respond or respond with insufficient feedback.
  • Ensuring that authors, members of the Editorial Board, and referees/reviewers adhere to the Journal’s Guidelines on Publishing Ethics to assure the integrity and reputation of the Journal is maintained.
  • Reading, summarizing, and basing judgements about acceptance, rejection, or revision on referees’ reports, and communicating this in writing to authors in a professional manner and within a reasonable period.
  • Requesting further reports for subsequently revised papers, communicating as necessary authors’ responses and arguments.
  • Liaising with Associate Editors (where applicable) to ensure workload is divided fairly, that their role and responsibility is understood and that expectations around turnaround and quality have been defined.
  • Communicating promptly, consistently and professionally with authors during the peer review and publication process.
  • Liaising promptly with Taylor & Francis staff and suppliers to implement necessary processes and improvements to the online peer review management system.

Alongside management of the peer review process, other responsibilities of the Section Editor include:

  • Proactively and effectively managing the Section’s Editorial Board (in close collaboration with the Editor-in-Chief) including refreshing its membership periodically to ensure appropriate expertise and diversity, providing members with updates, and arranging and leading meetings.
  • Acting proactively on any expressions of concern or allegations of research misconduct received about content published in the Journal, assisting and working with Taylor & Francis to resolve these according to the Journal’s Guidelines on Publishing Ethics.
  • Being actively involved in subject communities, identifying emerging research trends, and awareness and understanding of major developments in the publishing industry, such as open research and Open Access.
  • Taking part in an annual review of the Journal’s performance with Taylor & Francis to set strategic development and development goals, including the Journal’s Aims & Scope.
  • Reaching out to potential authors to encourage and support authors in developing their work and submitting it to the Journal.
  • Commissioning content and article collections for the Journal.

Application Instructions

A role profile for the Senior Editor, Atmosphere is available on request. Applications should include your CV, a cover letter and a vision statement. Your vision statement should be no longer than one 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

For any questions or the role profile, please contact Matthew Warke, Portfolio Manager – [email protected].


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.