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Associate Editor roles

The New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research is currently seeking energetic, qualified and high-profile researchers to join its editorial team as Associate Editors.

About the role

The New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing scientific articles on all aspects of aquatic science. The journal places particular emphasis on Australasia, South America, Antarctica, and the Pacific and Southern oceans. It is an official journal of Royal Society Te Apārangi published quarterly with content hosted on Taylor & Francis Online.

Associate Editors work closely with journal content throughout the editorial process, from managing peer review to final selection of papers for publication. They also work with the Senior Editor on journal development, and take part in outreach activities.

Primary duties

  • Organising peer review of articles
  • Assessing reviewer responses and communicating decisions to authors in a timely and balanced manner
  • Selecting articles for publication
  • Providing input to journal strategy, policy and outreach
  • Suggesting or guest editing special issues

Who can apply

Active researchers in water science and technology, marine ecology, evolution, behavior and systematics or aquatic science.


  • Research experience in aquatic science with a doctorate or professional degree
  • Experience in the peer-review process as either a reviewer or an author
  • At least 10 published articles and/or books in your specific research field
  • Ability to evaluate manuscripts and peer review reports, and communicate revision requirements to authors
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and English fluency
  • Computer skills sufficient to work with an online manuscript tracking system

Time commitment

Associate Editors are expected to manage 6–8 articles per year; to be available to review manuscripts where required; and to attend the annual Editorial Meeting held in Wellington, either in person or via videoconference.

Associate Editors may be asked to represent the journal at local and international conferences related to their field of research. 


A two-year term, which may be renewed.

Associate Editors receive an honorarium of NZ$150 per manuscript handled, payable either to the editor or their institution, by arrangement. Royal Society Te Apārangi covers travel expenses for attending the annual Editorial Meeting for editors based in New Zealand.

If you are interested in becoming an Associate Editor, please submit your CV to candida.savage@otago.ac.nz for consideration. We will respond to your inquiry shortly.


Find information about NZJMFR online