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Call for Nominations: JABES Editor

By Catherine Wilson posted 11-23-2020 14:34

The International Biometric Society and the American Statistical Association invite nominations for the position of editor of the Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics (JABES). 

JABES publishes articles of immediate and practical value to applied researchers and statistical consultants in the agricultural, the biological (including biotechnology), and the environmental sciences (including those dealing with natural resources).

JABES is published quarterly by Springer in March, June, September, and December. The editor reviews new submissions and sends selected papers to associate editors, who also review the papers and either send a response to the editor or the paper to referees for in-depth reviews. Springer’s editorial tracking system is used for online submissions and the peer-review process. Funds are provided for editorial staff support and office supplies.

The editor also works with Springer’s production editor to create each issue and to ensure timely production and publication.

JABES receives approximately 220 submissions a year.

Additional duties of the editor include writing a quarterly report for the IBS Biometric Bulletin, overseeing the selection of best papers in JABES, organizing the JABESShowcase session at the IBC and JSM, and reporting to the IBS Executive Board on impact factors and other issues that are of importance.

The next editor will serve a three-year term, from 2022 through 2025, with the transition beginning in 2021.

JABES is committed to building diversity in leadership positions in our discipline, and as such all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will be given equal consideration irrespective of race, gender identity or expression, age, or nationality.

Nominations should be sent to no later than Friday, January 15th, 2021. Once received, nominations will be presented to the Chair of the JABES Management Committee for further consideration. Interested individuals are encouraged to nominate themselves.