New Journal ‘Earth’s Future’ Now Accepting Manuscripts and Applications for Editor-in-Chief

The American Geophysical Union and Wiley Publishing have teamed up to create a new journal, Earth’s Future, which opened last week and is currently soliciting manuscripts.

Earth’s Future is a transdisciplinary open-access journal, focusing on the state of the Earth and the prediction of the planet’s future. The journal will include primary research, reviews, commentary pieces, and essays and will bridge research across diverse disciplines: the Earth and environmental sciences; ecology; economics; agricultural, social, and health sciences, and other related fields. Earth’s Future will be the preeminent scholarly resource on the Anthropocene. It will also help assess the risks and opportunities associated with environmental changes and challenges.

Earth’s Future is also seeking an Editor-in-Chief:

AGU is looking for a dynamic, well-organized scientist with high editorial standards and strong leadership skills to serve a 4 year term as the editor in chief for AGU’s new open-access journal, Earth’s Future. Among other functions, the EIC is expected to:

  • Act as an ambassador to the author/editor/reviewer/scientist community.
  • Set the strategy for the journal.
  • Lead the selection of editors.
  • Assign and balance review workload.
  • Lead ethical assessments and decisions.
  • Review and contribute to periodic monitoring reports.
  • Conduct and attend meetings.

Earth’s Future will bridge research on the state of the Earth and predictions of its future state across diverse disciplines: the Earth and environmental sciences; ecology; economics; agricultural, social, and health sciences, and other related fields. Scientists with interests spanning these disciplines are encouraged to apply. A search committee appointed by the AGU president evaluates prospective candidates and conducts personal interviews with a small number of highly qualified individuals. The president makes the final selection and appointment. All AGU editors serve at the pleasure of the president. The editor in chief will receive an honorarium, and AGU staff provide editorial support and management. If you would like to be considered for the editor in chief position of Earth’s Future, send your curriculum vitae with a letter of interest via email to pubmatters@agu.org. If you would like to nominate a highly qualified colleague, send a letter of recommendation to the same email address. Please make sure that you specify Earth’s Future in the subject line of the email.

Deadline for applications is 15 July 2013.

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