Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy: Call for Editor-in-Chief

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Call for Editor-in-Chief

Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy

30 August 2021

About the Role

Would you like to be the Editor-in-Chief of Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy?

Taylor & Francis is looking to recruit a new Editor-in-Chief for Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning and Policy (ESPB) for 2022. ESPB is a high-quality publication serves as a forum for the reporting and investigation of economic and political trends and issues relating to the use of both fossil and alternate fuel sources. We look to publish articles that showcase the current uncertainty regarding the prospects of different technology options, and to highlight both current advancements and needs for further research and demonstration. 

We are seeking a new Editor-in-chief who is an outstanding academic researcher or practitioner with a background in the area of Energy economics, planning, and policy and has the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. It is a significant role, with high profile, but one that is achievable and extremely rewarding.

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all editorial aspects of the Journal by ensuring the highest standards of academic rigor, maintaining the submission and peer-review process via ScholarOne Manuscripts, and (with the assistance of Taylor & Francis’s Portfolio Manager) identifying strategies to enhance the quality and reputation of the Journal.

While Taylor & Francis is here to support the Journal, we look to the Editor-in-Chief to set the tone for the publication. Specifically, the Editor-in-Chief determines the Aims & Scope, appoints the Editorial Board, solicits manuscripts, maintains ethics and integrity, and creates the overall vision for the journal. The ideal candidate is collaborative, flexible, and active in the scholarly community. They also have strong personal networks which will help shape the journal

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role, along with resources, training on the peer review system and production tracking system, an annual report to reflect on the performance of the Journal annually and inform you of future strategy and direction. ESPB utilizes an online peer review system, ScholarOne Manuscripts, and a production tracking system.

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 Editor-in-Chief is supported by an international Editorial Board who can form the core of the journal’s reviewer base, assist with the peer-review process for submitted manuscripts, promote the journal to their networks and regions, as well as help to advise on the strategic direction of the journal. 

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential and will be judged on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the candidate.

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
  • An academic who is collaborative, open minded, flexible, and forward thinking
  • 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 Editorial Board members
  • Someone who will act as spokesperson for ESPB in public forums, meetings, and conferences.

Submitting Your Application

Submitting your Application

If you would like to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief, please forward your CV, a cover letter, and a vision statement to Portfolio Manager, Bailey Young at [email protected] by August 30, 2021. 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 authors
  • You are welcome to comment on the current Aims & Scope and Editorial Board, identifying any changes or improvements you would seek to make.

We will be looking to conduct interviews in the weeks following the August 30th deadline, and the position will start in January 1st, 2022.

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Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning and Policy serves as a forum for the reporting and investigation of economic and political trends and issues relating to the use of both fossil and alternate fuel sources.

ESPB welcomes submissions that explore:

  • Economics of energy resources
  • Technoeconomic analysis and evaluation of energy systems
  • Energy market modelling and design of innovative market mechanisms
  • Management of energy resources
  • Energy system analysis and planning
  • Security and reliability of energy supply
  • Energy system modelling, simulation and scenario development
  • Decentralized energy systems and smart grids
  • Analysis and modelling of energy consumer and producer behavior
  • Energy and climate policy tools
  • Design, evaluation and analysis of energy and climate policy impacts
  • Sustainable energy cities and communities

 In view of the:

  • Continuing increases in worldwide energy costs and diminishing accessibility of fossil energy resources
  • Interactions between energy costs and availability and the goal of decarbonization
  • Examination of aspects of technology diffusion and its role in the transition towards a low-carbon economy