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Editor-in-Chief for Agriculture and Food Security

Agriculture and Food Security wishes to announce that Professor Malcolm Elliott will be stepping down from the role of Editor-in-Chief after 7 years of service. We would like to thank Professor Elliott for his hard work and dedication, which has helped establish Agriculture and Food Security as one of the leading journals in food security.

We are therefore seeking a new Editor-in-Chief to direct the journal in its next phase of development and to build on Professor Elliott’s work.

The successful candidate will have a broad interest in agricultural sciences, and a transdisciplinary understanding of food security. They will be expected to curate the editorial board, and determine and execute a vision for the development of the journal.

The new Editor-in-Chief will be responsible for the editorial direction of the journal, selecting quality content as well as making decisions regarding publication. The Editor-in-Chief role also requires sound knowledge of ethics and policies in publishing and science, although training and support will be provided. The Editor-in-Chief will also be required to build and maintain strong relationships with research networks and industry to further cement the journal’s position within the field.

Agriculture and Food Security is an international journal with a large global author base and readership, and so we welcome applications from the international research community.

The initial term for this position will be 2 years. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted in the coming months for an interview and the successful applicant will be available to start as soon as possible.

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae or resume and a brief vision for the future development of the journal to hannah.waterhouse@springernature.com. Any questions regarding this role can also be submitted to the same address. The deadline for applications is 31st March 2019.

Many thanks,
BMC