Call for Nominations: Editor of ECS Transactions

ECS seeks candidates to fill the position of editor of ECS Transactions beginning January 1, 2021. As the Society is focused on providing programs and services to support the research community—and advancing theory and practice at the forefront of electrochemical and solid state science and technology, and allied subjects—the new editor will play a role in developing ways to improve the publication and capture content related to ECS meetings.

About ECS’s Conference Proceedings

ECS Transactions (ECST) is the official conference proceedings publication of The Electrochemical Society. It features full-text content of proceedings from ECS meetings and ECS-sponsored meetings. ECST is a high-quality venue for authors and an excellent resource for researchers. The papers appearing in ECST are reviewed to ensure that submissions meet generally-accepted scientific standards.

Technical Scope and Structure

The scope of the Society’s meetings and publications is guided by a set of topical interest areas (TIAs) which are recommended by the Technical Affairs Committee and approved by the Board of Directors. The Editorial Advisory Board meets twice a year to provide strategic support for the publication.

Role and Responsibilities of the Editor

The ECST Editor chairs the ECST Editorial Advisory Board. The ECST Editor provides leadership to ECST issue editors to ensure: 1) consistency in the review process, 2) upholding of editorial standards, and 3) compliance with Society policies. The ECST Editor may be asked to represent the Society at the meetings of other peer organizations. The ECST Editor reports to the Publications Subcommittee on policies and practices associated with author submissions, editorial standards, and the quality of the published manuscripts. The ECST Editor works collaboratively with Editorial Advisory Board members to publish the most important content within the entire scope of the topical interest areas (TIAs) as set forth by the Technical Affairs Committee.

Term of Appointment

The individual selected as the ECST Editor is expected to serve in that position for a term of two or three years, renewable for additional terms up to a maximum of 12 years. If a person serving as the ECST editor is unable to complete the current term, three-month notice should be provided. The Publications Subcommittee is responsible for ensuring that all members of the ECS editorial boards successfully fulfill their duties and responsibilities as outlined in their respective job descriptions.

  1. Possesses and maintains scientific knowledge of at least one TIA.
  2. Has published previously in a Society publication.
  3. Skilled in the arts of writing, editing, critical assessment, negotiation, and diplomacy.
  4. The ECST editor may not serve on the editorial boards of any non-ECS peer-reviewed technical journal.
  5. The ECST editor is expected to adhere to the Society’s Conflict of Interest policy.

Full applications are due no later than September 11, 2020. Those interested should send a cover letter, CV, and responses to the candidate questions in the full position description. All materials must be submitted to Director of Publications, Beth Craanen, by emailing

For more information on specific responsibilities of the position, oversight/reporting structure, and candidate questions, please refer to the full position description.

Virtual candidate interviews will take place in late October 2020/early November 2020.


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