Call for Editor-in-Chief Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment

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 Call for Editor-in-Chief 

Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment

31 July 2021

About the role

Would you like to be the Editor-In-Chief of Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment? We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with an academic background in Zoology or Botany as well as the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change.

It is a significant role, with a high profile, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic timetable. The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions.

They will have authority to accept articles following successful peer review, utilising online editorial office system Editorial Manager, 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 supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal.

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.

The role will formally begin 30th August 2021.

Interested in applying? Here are the skills and attributes we would be looking for in a successful applicant:

• Someone who is active in the community with strong personal networks

• Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions

• Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner

• The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as Associate Editors

• This position may be available as a co-editorship – please note your interest in this in your application.

Submitting your Application

If you would like to apply for the position of Editor-In-Chief please send your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement to Ellen Goodman – [email protected]

Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

• 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 author

There is still a far from complete understanding of the complex ecosystems in the Neotropics, although they have been studied since the first expeditions of the old world naturalists Marcgrave, Humboldt, Spix, Darwin, Bates and Müller. The aims and scope of the Journal are, besides taxonomic and zoogeographic surveys, analyses of animal communities and their relationship with biotic and abiotic environmental conditions. This includes the fauna of both terrestrial and fresh water ecosystems in the Neotropics. Contributions that represent original research and mini-reviews are welcome.