Risk Analysis Seeks Area Editor for Environmental Risk Assessment

SRA's Risk Analysis: An International Journal seeks nominations and applications by April 30, 2014, for this three-year appointment.

The complete text of their announcement follows:

Risk Analysis, An International Journal, is seeking to fill the position of Area Editor for Environmental Risk Assessment.

The position is a 3-year appointment to serve on the Editorial Staff of Risk Analysis: An International Journal. 

The Area Editor will focus on the intersection of environmental risk analysis with risk policy, communication, and risk-informed public policy.  The work for this position will include soliciting high-quality papers to advance the theory and applications of environmental risk assessment in the broadest sense to include but not limited to: contaminants, non-indigenous species, climate change, forestry practices, the management of landscapes, large scale flooding, endemic disease to wildlife and the intersection between human health and ecosystem services. Topics such as uncertainty analysis, techniques for risk communication, the use of Bayesian tools, and the use of risk analysis for restoration are all part of the domain.

The Area Editor also organizes when appropriate special issues on subjects appropriate to environmental risk analysis.  Review on-line issues are also a valuable method for addressing specific issues such as the history of the field or for identifying a key area of development in the field.  These activities are in addition to the typical management of the review process for the journal.

Applicants should be accomplished scientists in the area of ecological risk analysis with experience in both basic research and the applied aspects of the field.  Experience in reviewing and editing manuscripts would be a plus.  A goal for this position is to increase the impact of the journal Risk Analysis and to advance the field of environmental risk analysis.


The AE will work closely with Editor-In-Chief, Tony Cox, and Managing Editor, Karen Lowrie, to oversee the peer review process for submitted manuscripts in this discipline area and make recommendations about the suitability of submitted manuscripts for publication in the Journal.  As a prominent scholar in the field, the AE will be expected to invite submissions and to ensure that the Journal is publishing high-quality articles on the most prominent topics in the field.  The AE is expected to be a member of SRA and to meet, at a minimum, for one half-day at the SRA Annual Meeting held each December to discuss objectives for the coming year. There may be phone meetings at other times during the year. The area editor position includes a stipend.



Nominations or applications for positions should include a CV and a brief statement of the nominee’s/applicant’s qualifications, relevant experience, plans for the journal, and clear commitment to attend the annual Editorial staff meeting.  Please submit by April 30, 2014 to: Tony Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Karen Lowrie, Managing Editor, and George Gray, Publications Committee Chair, by email: tcoxdenver@aol.com, klowrie@rutgers.edu, gmgray@gwu.edu.  The search committee will begin reviewing applications and nominations on May 1, 2014 and will continue the search until the position is filled.