Deadline: 30 September 2020

EAERE and Springer are seeking candidates for Editor-in-Chief of EAERE’s official journal, Environmental and Resource Economics (ERE), as the current Editor-in-Chief’s appointment is expiring on December 31st, 2022.

The Editor-in-Chief’s duties include assigning incoming submissions to Co-Editors, currently handling over 700 submissions per year. The Editor-in-Chief will work with our excellent team of Co-Editors (currently 27 prominent colleagues active in the journal’s field) and will herself/himself handle the editing of a certain number of papers (finding referees, obtaining reports and making final decisions about acceptance or rejection).

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for regular communication with staff in the Editorial Office, typically on a daily basis. The Editor-in-Chief will also need to field questions from readers and potential authors, evaluate proposals for Special Issues, and liaise with the EAERE Council and Publisher. The Editor-in-Chief is expected to sit on journal committees, organise and lead meetings of the Editorial Board, and prepare and present reports on the journal’s progress to the Council and to the General Assembly of EAERE members. A key element of the position is to work on the development of the journal and raise its international standing. The following elements are considered to be assets for the position:

Academic: high international profile in environmental economics; track record in identifying new research trends and applying those to the field.

Outreach: demonstrated ability to act as a brand ambassador; ability to identify relevant research networks and harness those effectively.

Leadership and cooperation: extensive experience in an editorial leadership role; senior leadership experience in managing groups and processes and fostering a cooperative environment.

Geographic location is not a factor and a candidate need not be based in Europe. Long‐standing membership in EAERE is considered an additional asset.

The EAERE Council invites those who have interest in this position to submit a statement of interest to eaere@eaere.org by September 30th, 2020. Nominations of potentially interested EAERE members, in addition to self-nominations, are welcome.

The Editor-in-Chief’s mandate starts on January 1, 2023 and is preceded by a one-year mandate as Deputy Editor. The Editor-in-Chief is appointed for a period of 5 (five) years; the appointment is renewable once.

The EAERE Council will evaluate expressions of interest received and reserves the right to explore the interest of other potential candidates deemed valuable who may not have expressed their interest through this call.