Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Journal of Surfactants and Detergents seeks Editor-in-Chief

The American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) seeks candidates for Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents ( and, a peer-reviewed, bimonthly (six issues per year) journal publishing research papers and reviews in the area of surfactants and detergents.

Content includes the basic and applied science of petrochemical and oleochemical-based surfactants, the development and performance of surfactants in all applications, as well as the development and manufacturing of detergent ingredients and their formulation into finished products.

In the past decade, JSD has grown considerably. It has gone from publishing four times to six times a year and has increased the number of published articles and performance indices such as the impact factor (1.454) and download number. 

Responsibilities and duties
The Editor-in-Chief sets direction for the publication while overseeing the paper solicitation process and making final selections for publication. Duties include leading a team of Associate Editors; working closely and cooperatively with AOCS and Wiley to define editorial policies, formulate special issues, and develop ideas for guest editorials; communicating with peer reviewers, prominent international authors, and the AOCS leadership team; attending AOCS and industry events; attending the annual strategy day with our publisher; and chairing a journal meeting at the AOCS’s Annual Meeting & Expo.

What we’re looking for in a candidate   
The Editor-in-Chief will be a motivated individual with experience in the field of surfactants and detergents who is interested in making a significant contribution to a global society that provides essential research. Strong leadership qualities are a must.

The term for this appointment is five years, with an option for one additional term. We are seeking someone to begin this position in November 2019. This is a volunteer position with travel reimbursement(s) to assist in attending a limited number of conferences each year.

How to apply   
For consideration, please submit the following documents by July 15, 2019: letter of intent (please include your interest in and vision for the position), curriculum vitae, and any other material that supports your candidacy. Send the documents to Janet Brown at

For further information, please contact Janet Brown, Director, AOCS Membership and Publications (phone: +1 217-693-4897; Fax: +1 217-693-4898; e-mail:

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