Reviewing for Journal of Economic Botany — Are you interested in the publication process?

     If so, we are excited to tell you about the initial call for applicants for the Economic Botany Reviewer Board! The Reviewer Board positions are open to doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars interested in gaining experience reviewing primary literature, interacting with other scholars in the field, and understanding the process of bringing a manuscript to publication.
Selected Reviewer Board Members will work under the supervision of an Economic Botany Associate Editor Mentor and act as a third reviewer on manuscripts submitted to Economic Botany. 
     We expect each Reviewer to review approximately three manuscripts per year. In addition to gaining experience and being challenged to think critically about the quality of research demonstrated by submitted manuscripts, Reviewer Board Members will receive feedback on their reviews from the Associate Editor Mentor, enabling them to better understand both the science and the editorial process needed to produce a publishable scientific paper. Reviewer Board positions offer a fantastic opportunity to develop editorial skills, enhance understanding of the scientific process, and network with established scholars in the field.
     The initial Reviewer Board Member Term will be two years, from July 2015 to July 2017. Selected applicants will be invited to attend a workshop on the principles of peer review and the publication process of Economic Botany at the annual meeting in South Africa (whether in person or virtually). Interested applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their interest in the position and research experience/areas of expertise, CV, and letter of reference from their primary advisor to Economic Botany editor-in-chief Dr. Robert Voeks at by February 1st, 2014.
     The image above is the cover from the recent issue of Economic Botany 68(1), used with permission. “Wild-gathered seaweeds (limu) are a prominent component of Native Hawaiian diet and culture.  Hart et al. explore seaweed gathering, consumption, and antioxidant activity on the island of O’ahu. Photo credit:  Georgia Hart.”

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