Science Activities: Call for Editor-in-Chief

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Call for Editor-in-Chief

Science Activities: Projects and Curriculum Ideas in STEM Classrooms



8 October 2021

About the Role

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions; appointment and management of an editorial team, which can include Associate Editors and Editorial Board Members; and authority to accept articles for publication following anonymous peer review, ensuring that reviewers and authors adhere to established publishing ethics.

The journal uses the online submission system ScholarOne and Taylor & Francis will provide:
• Training for systems and publishing ethics;
• Support and advice on editor responsibilities and journal development plans; and
• Regular updates on the journal’s performance metrics

Key responsibilities of the role include:
• Providing a clear mission and vision for the direction of the journal
• Supervising an anonymous peer review process and adhering to publishing ethics
• Establishing and maintaining a reputable review board
• Promoting the journal within the community as well as at relevant conferences

Skills and attributes of a successful candidate include:
• Active in teaching and learning education, science education, and/or curriculum studies with strong networks
• A history of academic publication and reviewing experience
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to form strong, collaborative working relationships

Submitting Your Application

Interested individuals should submit a letter of intent (no more than two pages), along with a resume/CV via email to Jen Paul at [email protected] [[email protected]] with a subject line of “Science Activities Editor Application” no later than 8 October 2021.

The letter of intent should include a brief overview of relevant education, expertise, and experience for the position, as well as interest in the position that may include, but is not limited to:
• ways to increase relevance and readership of the journal;
• strategies to enhance the journal’s visibility and profile;
• how you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions; and
• how you would collaborate with the editorial board

Review of applications will commence on 8 October 2021 and continue until the position is filled. This position may also be offered as a Co-Editorship if indicated in the application. The incoming Editor-in-Chief will formally begin January 1, 2022.

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Science Activities: Projects and Curriculum Ideas in STEM Classrooms serves as a forum to share and discuss ideas, publishing innovative work by and for teachers and educators that provides them with the best classroom-tested projects, experiments, and curriculum ideas that promote science and inquiry through active learning experiences. The journal also supports submissions that integrate the sciences with other disciplines, such as English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, English Language Learners, and Special Education. More detail about manuscripts typically published in the journal, please visit the Aims & Scope page.