Thursday, September 20, 2018

Call for Applications: AJAE Editorship Applications

Editorship appointments for the American Journal of Agricultural Economics are staggered such that two new appointments are made every two years. The AAEA Board now seeks applications for two editors to be appointed for a four-year term, beginning in January 2020. Each editor handles approximately one-fourth of the submitted manuscripts and makes independent editorial decisions on these submissions. The degree to which candidate’s expertise complements that of the continuing editors, Tim Richards and Terry Hurley, will be considered in the selection process.

In addition, editors share the administrative responsibilities of managing the AJAE. Each editor should plan to dedicate 25 to 40 percent of his/her time to AJAE editorial duties. AAEA will provide financial assistance to defray some portion of the editors’ time and most expenses.

Transition Timing
The AAEA Board will make final selections by early 2019. The new editors should be prepared to begin the transition process at the 2019 AAEA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, July 21-23, 2019 and expect to be fully engaged in editorial duties by January 1, 2020. Interested candidates can consult the journal website for information on the journal at Please note that all editors need to maintain their AAEA membership throughout their service to the journal.

Applications should include:
  • a brief statement expressing interest which should include applicant’s areas of expertise and editorial philosophy for the AJAE,
  • curriculum vitae (including descriptions of previous editorial work),
  • statements of administrative support from the candidate’s department chair, dean or other appropriate administrative officer.
Applications should be sent electronically via PDF to Kristen McGuire, Executive Director, at by November 30, 2018. Nominations of potentially interested candidates who can then be solicited for their materials are also welcome.

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