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AESS Announces New JESS Editor in Chief

The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences announces the appointment of the new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Environmental Studies and SciencesDr. Teresa Lloro, following a competitive international search that attracted highly qualified candidates.  The Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (JESS), the flagship journal of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS), was established in 2010. JESS is published by Springer, part of Springer Nature.  The journal offers a venue for relevant interdisciplinary environmental research, practice and public policy dialogue.

Dr. Lloro is an Associate Professor in the Liberal Studies Department and is an Affiliated Faculty with the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies, at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.  Her degrees include a B.S. Biology, University of Redlands, USA, M.S. in Environmental Studies, California State University, Fullerton, USA and a PhD in Education, Society, and Culture, University of California, Riverside, USA.  She resides in Southern California, USA.

Dr. Lloro has shared the following biography and message:

“I am an Associate Professor at Cal Poly Pomona, a large public university in Los Angeles County, California that serves a diverse student body. As an interdisciplinary activist-scholar with interests in food justice, activism, and urban agriculture, I work closely with a grassroots community organization that endeavors to change the local food system in a suburb of Los Angeles that has been deeply impacted by systemic poverty and racism, as well as other structural inequalities. I do this work by volunteering with the organization in a variety of capacities, as well as through systematically collecting qualitative and historical data that I analyze through an intersectional feminist lens, with a specific focus on care. I embed my research and activism into my teaching through collaborating with community partners, other faculty, and students to create projects that include documentary filmmaking, practical farming experiences, building a free community seed exchange to establish seed sovereignty, and empirically studying how farmers develop and maintain soil care practices. The California Humanities, Cal Poly Pomona, and the Cooperative Gardens Commission have all supported my work.

In addition to publishing in numerous journals and edited book collections, I have published two books, Animals in Environmental Education: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Curriculum and Pedagogy (co-edited with Valerie Banschbach) and Animal Edutainment in a Neoliberal Era: Politics, Pedagogy, and Practice in the Contemporary Aquarium. From 2015-2019, I was a member of AESS’s Executive Board and have served as an Associate Editor of JESS since 2015. In 2018, I was the inaugural recipient of AESS’s Early Career Award.

I am very excited to be the new Editor-in-Chief of AESS’s flagship journal. I look forward to the opportunity to work with the entire ESS community to strategize new ways JESS can be a platform for diverse voices and perspectives, particularly those that have been historically marginalized in the ESS.”

We, on the AESS Board, hope you will give Teresa a warm welcome as she transitions into the role of EiC, with founding Editor-in-Chief Tony Rosenbaum’s support.

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Position Announcement

Advertisement for JESS Editor-in-Chief

The Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, the flagship journal of the Association of  Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS), is seeking an Editor-in-Chief. Established in 2010,  JESS is published by Springer, part of Springer Nature. The journal offers a venue for relevant  interdisciplinary environmental research, practice and public policy dialogue. In addition to  setting a rigorous, credible standard for interdisciplinary environmental research, the journal also  aims to represent diverse voices in the ESS community. Toward this end, recent initiatives  include a new “essays with attitude” op/ed section and plans for an undergraduate research section. The journal has a high standard for publication and an international readership,  publication record, and editorial board. 

AESS seeks to appoint an Editor-in-Chief (EiC) to succeed Walter (Tony) Rosenbaum, the  founding EiC who will be retiring from the journal in September of 2021. The position for the new EiC will commence June 1, 2021 to provide overlap between the new EiC and Emeritus EiC  for transition mentoring. 

The newly appointed EiC will have full editorial responsibility for the content published in the  journal and for ensuring that the ethos, editorial standards, policies and scope of JESS are  maintained. They will also be responsible for providing strategic guidance and overseeing the  scope of content and work of 26 Associate Editors. The EiC will lead an Editorial Board of 30 members and collaborate closely with the AESS Board. The AESS board expects the EiC to have  a strong presence in the organization, contributing to the Annual Conference, attending monthly  board meetings as an ex officio representative of JESS, and chairing the AESS Publications  Committee. 

While no single candidate is likely to exemplify all of the following characteristics, we are seeking an EiC who is: 

  • An active scholar with publishing experience situated in one or more areas of the fields of environmental studies and sciences. 
  • Experienced as a journal editor, associate editor, or special issue editor, with strong  critical analysis and appraisal skills, and a good understanding of peer review and publication ethics. 
  • Prepared to help JESS realize the goals of AESS with respect to equity and inclusion.  The EiC must understand strategies for mitigating biases against scholars based on their gender, race, ethnicity, institutional type, and other factors that have led to  marginalization, historically, in ESS.  
  • Able to demonstrate strong leadership and collaboration skills.  
  • Able to articulate a clear vision for JESS consistent with the interdisciplinary mission of AESS. 
  • Interested in building strong community relationships with environmental studies and  science scholars and practitioners at all levels.  
  • Dedicated to further developing JESS as a leader in the rapidly evolving landscapes of interdisciplinary scholarly journal publishing and of the fields of ESS. 

In addition, although the publisher provides administrative services, the EiC must be able to dedicate a significant amount of time on a regular basis to a busy and thriving journal. See the  position description for details of the work. 

Term of appointment 

The term of office will be for five years, with an option for renewal by mutual consent for a  further term. The position offers an honorarium. 

Applications 

Applications should include a full CV, a letter explaining interest in the position and  qualifications, and a separate document that outlines a vision for the future of JESS, in relation to  the AESS mission and to the increasingly open-access environment of scholarly publishing.  

Applications should be sent to the JESS Search Committee at:  

EICapply@aessonline.org 

Applications will be reviewed by a Search Committee that will recommend the candidate for hire  to the AESS Board. The Search Committee consists of the AESS leadership, Board members,  and two Associate Editors of JESS. Tony Rosenbaum (JESS Editor-in-Chief) and Melinda Paul  (Springer Publishing Editor JESS) are ex officio advisors to the Committee. The AESS Board  will make the final selection of the EiC. 

Closing date for applications 

April 15, 2021 

Interviews and start date 

Interviews will begin in early May. The anticipated start date of the position is June 1, 2021. 

AESS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual  orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its  education or employment programs or activities.

Position Description pdf

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Getting Published in Interdisciplinary Environmental Journals

Getting Published in Interdisciplinary Environmental Journals

Introduction:

A career in environmental studies and science, especially when it includes academic teaching or research, is likely to involve publishing in related journals. Often, publication is expected or strongly encouraged for successful career development. Because environmental studies and sciences encourages interdisciplinary research and collaboration, publishing will often involve writing with the style and substance appropriate to journals with this interdisciplinary perspective.

This essay, growing from our experience in environmental studies as program directors, journal managers, editorial board members, teachers and writers, offers information, advice, and encouragement about successfully preparing these publications and selecting the right journals for their submission.

Enjoy the excerpt above? Members have full access to the document. Join today to read through the full resource prepared by Walter A. Rosenbaum, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for Environmental Studies and Sciences and Kim Smith, Professor Environmental Studies and Political Science at Carleton College.

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