Vacancy: American Journal of Primatology – Editor-in-Chief
The American Journal of Primatology (AJP), the official Journal of the American Society of Primatologists (ASP), is currently looking for an Editor-in-Chief starting January 2018. The Editor-in-Chief oversees the peer review of manuscripts, distributes the manuscripts to Associate Editors (based on their area of expertise) and is ultimately responsible for all editorial decisions made at the Journal. In addition, she/he commissions high-quality review articles and topical special issues, manages the editorial board and works closely with the Journal Publishing Manager, editorial office and Production staff at Wiley and the ASP President and Publication Committee.
The Editor-in-Chief of the AJP shall :
- ensure the high quality and integrity of the Journal.
- maintain quality standards in peer-review process and ensure that the journal adheres to ethical guidelines ensure efficient handling of the papers by the Associate Editors (the Editorial Board) and maintain frequent communication with the Wiley production team once papers are approved for publication.
- lead the Editorial Board and advise on the composition and succession plans of the Editorial Board and mentor new Editorial Board members.
- support the preparation and realization of strategic editorial plans to maintain/increase the status and visibility of the Journal.
- collaborate with Wiley marketing department on the promotion of the journal.
- solicit articles and special issues in consultation with the Associate Editors and the Editorial Board
- drive the journal development including aims and scope and new article types.
- prepare an annual report on the status of the Journal to be delivered at the annual ASP meeting and submit the report for publication in the ASP Bulletin. .
- represent the Journal at national and international scientific meetings (e.g., American Association of Physical Anthropologists, International Primatological Society).
- Strong leadership and communication skills.
- An experienced manager with strong organizational ability.
- An active researcher with an extensive publication record.
- A recognized expert in the field, with a broad appreciation for the diverse fields of primatology.
- A wide sphere of influence and range of contacts in the field of Primatology.
- Experienced with an online editorial system.
- Awareness of relevant technological advances in publishing/dissemination of science.
- Willingness to travel ?? to where, for what reasons?
- High professional and ethical standards.
Please email your curriculum vitae with a cover letter addressing your background, history with the Journal and vision for the Journal to the Chair of the American Society of Primatologists Publication Committee: Matthew Novak (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 31, 2017.
How do we manage nominations?
Should we say anything about the editorial assistant, that the salary for the EIC is negotiated with Wiley? The requirement to set up and maintain an editorial office?
About the American Journal of Primatology:
The American Journal of Primatology was founded in 1981 and is published by Wiley. It is the monthly premium international journal dedicated to the field of Primatology and is the official Journal of the American Society of Primatologists. The objective of the Journal is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and findings among primatologists and to convey our increasing understanding of this order of animals to specialists and interested readers alike. The Journal welcomes for consideration manuscripts from all areas of primatology. This includes but is not limited to the behavioral ecology, conservation, evolutionary biology, life history, demography, paleontology, physiology, endocrinology, genetics, molecular genetics, and psychobiology of the nonhuman primates. The journal publishes original research articles, reviews and commentaries. Proposals for special issues on a particular theme are also welcomed, and may be guest edited.
About the American Society of Primatologists:
The purposes of the American Society of Primatologists are both educational and scientific. The Society’s goals are to promote and encourage the discovery and exchange of information regarding primates, and anyone engaged in scientific primatology or who is interested in supporting these goals may apply for membership. The Society is established as a nonprofit corporation under the nonprofit laws of the State of Washington and the United States of America.
Vacancy Editor AJP