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Editorial Board members needed

AGU is looking for dynamic, well-organized scientists with high editorial standars and strong leadership skills to serve a 4-year term on the editorial board for the Books Program.

AGU is searching for one Editor in Chief and four to five Editors. The terms will begin 1 January 2020.

Deadline for applications extended to 15 December 2019.

Join the Books Editorial Board

To apply or nominate a colleague, please send us your C.V. with a letter of interest or a letter of recommendation.

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Scope of the role

  • Be a representative for AGU Books in the scientific community.
Strategic advice
  • Ensure that AGU keeps a broad and balanced range of titles that reflect the diverse scientific fields.
  • Advise on target areas for new acquisitions.
  • Lead discussion about opportunities for new types of books in response to changing trends in publishing, education, and science.
Editorial oversight
  • Review new book proposals; alongside AGU staff assess their quality and suitability for AGU portfolio.
  • Ensure that AGU contracts for the best books and authors; where authors are also considering alternative publishers persuade them to choose AGU.
  • Intervene in cases that have unusual conditions and help guide decision-making.
  • Act as (or identify an appropriate) Content Editor for single-authored research monographs and textbooks.
  • Monitor the peer review process for quality, impartiality, etc.
  • Alongside AGU staff , conduct quality control of pre-production manuscripts, page proofs, and cover designs.
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We publish monographs, edited volumes, and reference works for the scientific community that present cutting-edge research, techniques, methodologies, and applications. We also publish textbooks aimed at undergraduate and graduate students, career guidance books, and other volumes of relevance to the Earth and space science community.

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Book series

Book series
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Publishing process

A step-by-step guide to getting published in the AGU Books portfolio.
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Book proposals

To discuss book ideas or submit a proposal, please contact AGU's Books Editor at Wiley, Ritu Bose.
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Manuscript preparation

Instructions for preparing your book manuscript or book chapter.
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Member benefits

35 percent off all books on with the AGU Member Discount Promo Code.