Interested in becoming a BES Associate Editor?

Journal of Ecology Blog

The seven British Ecological Society journals are currentlylooking for ecologists and practitioners to join their editorial boards! See here for more information and how to apply (deadline: 28th February 2023). Read on for details about the role and insights from some of our current Associate Editors:


Being an Associate Editor (AE) involves making initial assessments on the suitability of manuscripts, securing appropriate peer reviewers, and making recommendations to the Senior Editors on the basis of the reviews and your own professional opinion. AEs typically handle around 10 original submissions per year, but this number can very depending on subject area and AE capacity.

We also welcome AEs to contribute to initiatives such as Special Features, input to journal development ideas at our Editorial Board meetings, and represent the journals at relevant conferences.


The Journal of Ecology editorial team at the publishing reception, 2022 BES…

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