Ecological Economics (ECOLEC) is looking to hire an Assistant Editor

The journal Ecological Economics ( is seeking a
part-time Assistant Editor to support the Editors in various activities.
The Assistant Editor’s responsibilities include the following:
Content acquisition: commissioning and editing special issues with an open call and in
cooperation with guest-editors; work with the International Society of Ecological Economics
(ISEE) to develop special Issues. Target: 3 proposals for special issues/call for papers per year.
Upon acceptance of the proposals, prepare call for papers, find (guest) editors, and invite
potential authors.
Assist the Editors-in-Chief in their strategic actions, such as e.g. continuously overseeing the
field of ecological economics as well as competing journals in terms of potential topics, editors,
authors and reviewers; developing relations with academic communities and Societies of
relevance to Ecological Economics.
Manage the relations between the Editors-in-Chiefs and the Editors as well as the Members of
the Editorial Board: monitor performance, identify the need for updates, etc.
Identify “real problem papers”: papers that are stuck somewhere in the system for some reason,
identify the causes of the problem, report those to the handling Editor or the Editor-in-Chief,
and follow-up until solution. Handle any ethics cases when needed.
Ideal candidate’s profile
The ideal Assistant Editor:
has an academic qualification (Bachelor-, Master- or PhD-degree) in the field of ecological
has excellent communication skills, in written and spoken English, on academic matters and with
target audiences who are very diverse in terms of research expertise, professional experience,
culture, gender, etc.
has outstanding organizational talent, and can oversee and manage a complex system of
multiple and overlapping tasks, with responsibilities distributed between several actors
is effective, reliable, diligent and careful in carrying out tasks
has the technical abilities to efficiently employ the electronic systems provided by Elsevier
(Editorial Manager, ScienceDirect etc.) and other public database systems (Google Scholar etc.)
works independently and can easily organize and motivate themselves
Details of the appointment
Duration: Initial agreement is from 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2023. This agreement may be
renewed upon mutual agreement.
Workload: The position is expected to involve approximately 10 hours per week.
Application deadline: 1 September 2021. Please send your application to Sandra Broerse at
For inquiries and details about the Honorarium please contact

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