The American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) seeks candidates for the Editor-in-Chief position of Lipids (https://www.aocs.org/stay-informed/journals#Lipids and https://aocs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/15589307), a peer-reviewed journal that publishes papers and invited reviews in the general area of lipid research, including chemistry, biochemistry, clinical nutrition, and metabolism. In addition, Lipids publishes papers establishing novel methods for addressing research questions in the field of lipid research.
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 the international publisher, 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 Society and industry events; attending the annual strategy day with our publisher; and chairing a journal meeting at the Society’s Annual Meeting & Expo.
What we’re looking for in a candidate
The Editor-in-Chief position requires a motivated individual with experience in the field of lipid research who is interested in making a significant contribution to a global society that provides information about fats, oils, and related materials. 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 on January 1, 2020. This is a volunteer position with the only compensation being travel reimbursement to assist in attending a limited number of conferences each year.
How to apply
For consideration, please submit the following documents by August 8, 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 email@example.com. A final decision will be made in the Fall.
For further information, please contact Janet Brown, AOCS Director, Membership and Publications, (phone: +1 217-693-4897; Fax: +1 217-693-4898; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).