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Published 19 October 2023

The New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics seeks new Associate Editors

The New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics is currently seeking energetic international researchers with an interest in the Pacific Rim, Southern Ocean and Antarctica to join the editorial team as Associate Editors.


New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics (NZJGG) is an international journal publishing original scientific papers on all aspects of geoscience. We welcome high-quality submissions from around the world that will make an impact on Earth Science research relevant to the Pacific Rim, Southern Ocean and Antarctica. Our current Impact Factor is 2.2, ranking us Q1 in Geology (Clarivate Analytics, 2023).

Candidates should be active and publishing researchers and well-connected, both within your home country and beyond, although prior editorial experience is not required. We aim to have an editorial board that represents the diversity of Earth Sciences, and will consider candidates at any level of career stage, gender or race as long as their research interests meet the aim and scope of the journal.

It is an official journal of Royal Society Te Apārangi published in partnership with Taylor & Francis.

Expertise required:

Candidates should bring to the journal expertise in any aspect of Earth Science research.

The responsibilities for Associate Editor include: 

  • Manage the peer-review process for approximately 3-5 manuscripts per year in a fair, timely, and thorough way;
  • Identify themes for Special Issues which you might also help to organise and/or guest-edit; 
  • Contribute at least one paper for publication during each term of your service;
  • Attract new authors and submissions; 
  • Advise on journal policy and scope;
  • Act as advisor in the case of complex publishing ethics discussions when needed;
  • Promote the journal to peers and colleagues and represent the journal at conferences.  

To be considered for the position, you will have: 

  • A strong track record of peer-reviewed publications (considered in relation to career stage);
  • A good network of contacts within relevant fields in your region and overseas;
  • Research experience in Earth science with a doctorate degree;
  • Interest in digital communication and publishing trends;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • The ability to organise, prioritise, and focus;
  • The ability to read and assess the novelty, context and implications of research submitted to the journal from different areas of this discipline;
  • A willingness to meet researchers on various occasions, learn more about them and their research, and help them to learn more about us;
  • The ability to work cooperatively with fellow editors of the journal. 

Term and Remuneration: 

The first term of appointment will be 2 years, renewable thereafter to another 2 years under mutual agreement. 

Associate Editors receive an honorarium of NZ$150 per manuscript handled, payable to either the editor or their institution, by arrangement. 

How to apply: 

Applicants should submit a two page-CV and a one-page cover letter describing why you are interested in the job and how your skills, knowledge, and background would contribute to the journal. 

Please send your application by email to Publish@royalsociety.org.nz

The editorial team is committed to advancing gender equality and promoting diversity. 

Closing date: 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until 15th December; therefore early applications are encouraged. We regret that only successful candidates will be contacted by the Editorial team.

Source: Royal Society Te Apārangi