ECS (The Electrochemical Society) is seeking to fill the position of editor of ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology. Candidates should have qualities of leadership, technical breadth, time commitment, creativity, motivation, and international reputation. The successful candidate also will have excellent English-language writing and editing skills. The editor serves at the pleasure of the Publications Subcommittee for an initial, minimum term of two years, renewable for additional terms, up to twelve years. A yearly honorarium is offered by the Society.
The ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology (JSS) has been in existence since 2012. It was created as an outgrowth of the Journal of The Electrochemical Society (JES) to deal more exclusively in solid state topics. JES and JSS provide unparalleled opportunities to disseminate basic research and technology results in electrochemical and solid state science and technology. JSS publishes a minimum of 14 regular and focus issues each year. ECS journals offer author choice open access.
The JSS editor’s responsibility is to fulfill the Society’s mission regarding the maintenance and development of its publications. The Society is committed to disseminating research and to advancing electrochemical and solid state science and technology. Toward that purpose, the Society seeks to maximize both the quality and quantity of submissions to the journals, and maximize the value of the journals to both readers and authors. This call for applications is for individuals who can achieve these objectives. The JSS editor is required to make publishing and editorial decisions consistent with maintaining the integrity of these scholarly publications.
ECS maintains 13 topical interest areas (TIAs) for all its activities—meetings and publications. JSS currently covers five TIAs. There is one technical editor (TE) for each TIA, supported by associate editors (AEs) and an editorial advisory committee. TEs for the ECS journals ensure the publication of original, significant, well-documented, rigorously peer-reviewed articles that meet the objectives of the relevant journal, and are within the scope of the Society’s TIAs. The JSS Editor is responsible for the oversight and development of the five JSS TEs and JSS AEs. The editors, TEs, and AEs of both journals comprise the ECS Journals Editorial Board.
In conjunction with the publisher, the JSS editor guides the future path of the publication. In addition to the ECS Journals Editorial Board and the publisher, the editor has the assistance of the director of publications and other Society staff in the production of each issue.
If selected as one of the finalists, the candidate is expected to be available for a web-based interview with the Publications Subcommittee between the dates of July 30 to August 9, 2018. The new JSS editor is expected to begin his/her role with an official term starting January 1, 2019. There will be a transition and orientation period leading up to the official start date.
Those interested should send their qualifications for the position as follows: send a résumé of no more than two pages, and a cover letter (of no more than two pages), stating why they are interested in the position, their previous experience with publications, and the availability of their time to fulfill the duties of this position.
The materials should be sent no later than June 18, 2018, to Mary Yess, Chief Content Officer & Publisher, Mary.Yess@electrochem.org.