The publishers of the journal Icarus are seeking an Editor in Chief.

The Editor in Chief is responsible for overseeing the peer review process alongside a team of Editors and working with the Editorial Advisory Board. Currently, each Editor is responsible for a particular field, and the Editor-in-Chief would be responsible for directly handling the peer review of papers which fall within their area of expertise. In general, we would expect this to be around 50 papers per year. The role includes working with the Publisher and the DPS to shape the strategy and direction of the journal as well as commissioning research articles, review articles, and special issues. The anticipated start date is the 1st of January 2018, though some preparatory activities will take place towards the end of 2017.

We are looking for a person who is committed to publication excellence and who has broad knowledge of planetary science. Ideally, the candidate will have a track record of contributing to Icarus either as an author, reviewer, guest Editor, Editor, or Advisory Board Member and should have a strong publication record. Other forms of peer reviewing expertise, such as grant review panels would also be considered as relevant experience.

Elsevier will pay the Editor-in-Chief an honorarium and expenses to cover journal-related travel.

Applicants should submit a CV and covering letter by the 8th of October via the form below. We ask that the covering letter include a statement of vision for the role for the next five years. Applications will be jointly assessed by the DPS and Elsevier. We encourage anyone interested in the role to speak to either Lucy McFadden or Kate Hibbert (Publisher, Elsevier) to find out more.

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