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Open Call for Membership of Editorial Board Irish Journal of Earth Sciences

01 November 2022

The Royal Irish Academy is issuing an Open Call seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals who are willing to serve on the Editorial Board of its journal Irish Journal of Earth Sciences. Known to many geologists as ‘the purple journal’, the peer-reviewed Irish Journal of Earth Sciences (IJES) has been published by the Royal Irish Academy since 1984. It publishes original scholarship, discussion papers and reviews on any broad topic of Earth science interest, geology and palaeontology.

Editorial Board members are appointed for an initial period of five years, subject to member’s availability, with the possibility of renewal for successive two-year periods upon the expiration of this initial five-year period. Editorial Board members do NOT need to be based in Ireland.

To express an interest in serving on the Editorial Board of IJES, please complete this short form no later than Friday, 2 December 2022.

The purpose of the Editorial Board is to:

1. Provide editorial guidance and direction consistent with the academic purpose of the journal as defined by the Academy.
2. To assist the editors in fulfilling its scholarly and academic remit. To this end:

  • The Board will ensure that sufficient contributions are received to sustain the journal.
  • Ensure that contributions accepted for publication have been peer-reviewed consistent with the standards and in keeping with the standards and procedures agreed between Publisher and the Journal Editors.
  • Adhere to the agreed timelines for submission of copy to the Publisher.

3.  Attend or remotely contribute to meetings of the Editorial Board and the Publisher as appropriate.
4. Assist and advise the Academy by recommending the appointment of a new editor when there is an editorial vacancy (arising from the vacation of the position or the completion of an editorial term).
5. Assist and advise The Publication Office, the Publication Committee, Council and Executive as required, and requested, in the administration, management and production of the journal.

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