Invitation for applications: 2021 JBI Editorial Academy

The Journal of Biogeography is delighted to invite more Early Career Researchers to become members of the journal’s Editorial Academy.

The Editorial Academy is aimed to help early career biogeographers who are interested to learn more about the publishing process to gain experience with the guidance and support of an experienced mentor.

In 2021 we are expanding the number of positions in the academy with one goal being to increase the geographic diversity of our board membership, given the intrinsically global nature of the subject of biogeography itself.

Editorial Academy members will be partnered one-to-one with a chief editor (CE) or an associate editor (AE) of the journal.  Academy members will have the same role as a regular member of the Editorial Board, but will work closely with the relevant AE/CE throughout the process.  This partnership will illuminate decisions by the editorial team, give insight into the way a journal operation runs, and allow the academy member to explore their potential to become a full-fledged member of the editorial board.  The partnership will convey appropriate procedures and consistent standards of the journal.

Appointments to the Academy are for two years.  The workload will be for 4 manuscripts per year.  Academy members may then be invited to be a continuing member of the editorial board with at least a half-load (6 manuscripts per year) for up to 2 years.  

To be considered for appointment to the Editorial Academy, please submit the following materials as a single PDF:

1. A one page statement explaining:
   – Your interest in and qualifications for the position
               Applicants should have 
                    .. ~2–5 years postdoctoral or equivalent experience (excepting career breaks)
                    .. published ≥6 papers (≥1 should be as first/corresponding/senior author)      – Your commitment to the discipline of biogeography
     – The role that being an Academy member will play in your development as a biogeographer
     – Your experience reviewing and, if appropriate, editing
     – Your philosophy on publishing, reviewing, and editing
     – Up to 8 keywords describing your disciplinary interests
     – The name of two to three editors with whom you would prefer to be partnered.

2. Your CV

Submit application: 01 September 2021
Decisions announced: October 2021
Appointment begins: 01 January 2022 (negotiable)

Upload applications as a single PDF with the filename “LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_EditorialAcademy.pdf” only to:

Address enquiries (Subject line: “Enquiry: Editorial Academy”) to the Editor-in-Chief at

JBI aims to foster inclusive science that reflects the disciplinary, human, and geographic diversity of biogeography and biogeographers. Submissions are welcomed from applicants of all ethnicities, races, colors, religions, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities, national origins, disabilities, ages, or other individual status.

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