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Editors / Reviewers

Editors / Reviewers

ESA journals welcome and encourage participation by all individuals regardless of age, culture, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, national origin, physical or mental difference, politics, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, or subculture.

Please see the dropdown below for information.

If you are interested in becoming an Editor for an ESA publication, please check our “Calls for Editors” for current postings and our “Editorial Roles” summary.

If you are interested in learning what is expected of reviewers for ESA publications, please check our “Reviewer Roles” summary.

Editor / Reviewer

Calls for Editors-in-Chief

Editors-in-Chief serve a series of terms as the leader of a specific publication. When an Editor-in-Chief steps down, we will put out an open call for applications for a replacement.

Ecological Monographs Associate Editor-in-Chief

  • Date: August 12, 2022
  • Department: Publications
  • Review begins: October 3, 2022
Apply Now: ESA Seeks Applicants for Associate Editor-in-Chief of Ecological Monographs.

The Ecological Society of America is seeking applicants for the position of Associate Editor-in-Chief of Ecological Monographs.

Ecological Monographs publishes cutting-edge, comprehensive, and multi-faceted articles in ecology and related science. Among the top-ranked ecology journals in the world, Ecological Monographs had a 2021 Journal Citation Reports impact factor of 9.8 and rankings of 8/174 in the ecology science subcategory. Ecological Monographs was established in 1931 and publishes 4 issues per year. The journal receives approximately 200 submissions per year and publishes approximately 50 articles per year. Ecological Monographs is one of 6 journals of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), published by Wiley.

Select the following link for a full job description and application information. Completed applications must be emailed to gro.ase@hcraesrotide. Review of applications will begin October 3, 2022. We welcome applicants from diverse and international backgrounds. All applications will be strictly confidential.

Ecosphere Editor-in-Chief

  • Date: June 8, 2022
  • Department: Publications
  • Review begins: July 1st, 2022
Apply Now: ESA Seeks Applicants for Editor-in-Chief of ESA’s Open Access Journal Ecosphere.

The Ecological Society of America is seeking applicants for the position of Editor-in-Chief of its Open Access journal Ecosphere. This broad and expansive publication covers subdisciplines across ecology. It is comprised of 12 focus areas with their own editorial boards and submissions: Agroecosystems, Coastal and Marine Ecology, Disease Ecology, Eco-Education, Ecology of Critical Zones, Ecosphere Naturalist, Emerging Technologies, Faunal Studies, Freshwater Ecology, General Ecology, Macrosystems Ecology, Methods, Tools, and Technologies, and Socio-Ecological Systems. The position is part-time and is competitively compensated.

Select the following link for a full job description and application information.  Completed applications must be emailed to gro.ase@hcraesrotide. Review of applications will begin July 1st, 2022. We welcome applicants from diverse and international backgrounds. All applications will be strictly confidential.

Calls for Subject-matter/Associate Editors

Our publications will periodically put out an open call for applications for the Subject-matter/Associate Editor position for a specific journal when more coverage is needed for a specific area of study.

In our efforts to expand and build a broadly representative editorial board, ESA journals actively seek a wide applicant pool that is diverse in geography, nationality, culture, race and ethnicity, gender identity and expression, and areas of expertise. We especially encourage applications from members of groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in academic publishing.

Ecological Monographs

Date: June 2022

Ecological Monographs seeks scholars interested in serving on its editorial board. Ecological Monographs publishes cutting-edge, comprehensive, and multi-faceted articles in ecology and related science. Among the top-ranked ecology journals in the world, Ecological Monographs had a 2020 Journal Citation Reports impact factor of 10.3 and rankings of 6/166 in the ecology science subcategory. Ecological Monographs is one of 6 journals of the Ecological Society of America, published by Wiley.

Editorial board members, also known as Subject-matter Editors, serve as the journal’s experts. Their principal responsibilities are to assess the appropriateness of manuscripts, identify potential reviewers to vet manuscripts deemed appropriate for review, and ultimately make recommendations regarding those manuscripts based on their own assessment and the reviewers’ critiques.

To apply, please read the application details (PDF) and complete our Google form. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Questions may be directed to editorsearch@nullesa.org

Ecological Applications

Date: September 2021

Ecological Applications seeks scholars interested in serving on its editorial board. Ecological Applications publishes outstanding science in applied ecology and is renowned for its value to scientists, resource managers, policymakers, and many other professionals involved in applied ecology worldwide.

Editorial board members, also known as Subject-matter Editors, serve as the journal’s experts. Their principal responsibilities are to assess the appropriateness of manuscripts, identify potential reviewers to vet manuscripts deemed appropriate for review, and ultimately make recommendations regarding those manuscripts based on their own assessment and the reviewers’ critiques.

To apply, please read the application details (PDF) and complete our Google form. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Questions may be directed to editorsearch@nullesa.org

Editor Roles

The majority of  ESA publications are headed by an Editor-in-Chief with one or more Associate Editors-in-Chief or Associate Editors (Subject-matter Editors).  See summaries of the editorial board responsibilities below.

EcologyEcological Applications, and Ecological Monographs

The Editor-in-Chief assigns each manuscript to a Subject-matter Editor, who selects reviewers and provides the final decision in the system.

Ecosphere

Each manuscript is handled by an Associate Editor-in-Chief, who assigns it to a Subject-matter Editor. The Subject-matter Editor selects reviewers and provides the final decision in the system.

The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America

Each manuscript is handled by a member of the editorial board, who provides the final decision in the system.

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

Each manuscript is handled by a member of the editorial board (Associate Editors), who provides a recommendation in the system. The final decision is made by the Editor-in-Chief.

Reviewer Roles

Manuscripts submitted to ESA journals may be submitted to an external reviewer process. All reviewers remain anonymous unless they wish to make their identity known.

The instructions we provide to reviewers differ slightly by publication. The full instructions can be found below.

EcologyEcological Applications, and Ecological Monographs

Ecosphere