Tuesday, February 25, 2020

International Food and Agribusiness Management Review

Call for Applications for Executive Editor

The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) publishes the International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (IFAMR) to serve the academic and managerial interests of IFAMA members. The IFAMR objective is to be recognized as the leading global agribusiness journal. It publishes research papers built on sound methodology, that are relevant, clearly written, easy to read, and emphasize the broad discussion of empirical findings to create managerial value for the agribusiness community. IFAMR also publishes quality agribusiness teaching cases. IFAMR is published through Wageningen Academic Publishers.

IFAMA seeks applications for a four-year term as Executive Editor of the IFAMR starting July 1, 2020. The major responsibilities include managing the review process for approximately 200 papers per year. Approximately 50 papers are published each year in four quarterly issues. In addition, IFAMR publishes approximately two special issues each year, typically under the leadership of one or more guest editors. A team of Managing Editors assist the Executive Editor with the review process, including assigning papers to reviewers, soliciting and selecting reviewers, and making editorial decisions. A coeditor with a four-year term will be added starting July 1, 2022.

IFAMA will provide an annual stipends to the Executive Editor

Applications will be accepted from either an individual or a team of two or more individuals. All applicants must have a history of IFAMA involvement and be currently active members of the Association or have a demonstrated equivalent experience. The application should include 1) a letter indicating why the applicant(s) believe(s) he/she/they could fulfill the duties of editorship; 2) a statement of editorial philosophy and how it furthers IFAMA members interests; 3) evidence of institutional support, which might include a letter from each person’s administrator or supervisor; 4) a curriculum vita for each person applying for the position; and 5) contact information. Applications should be sent in confidence by e-mail to: Kathryn White, Executive Director, IFAMA (mkwhite@ifama.org). Applications will be reviewed starting March 20, 2020, and the search will continue until a successful applicant is identified. The top candidates will be interviewed by the Executive Editor Search Committee.

The selected Executive Editor(s) will assume responsibility July 1, 2020, following a mutually agreed transition overlap with the current Editor. All applicants will be notified of the decision shortly after an appointment is confirmed.


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