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Call for Editor-in-Chief, Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis

The Geological Society of London (GSL) and Association of Applied Geochemists (AAG) are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief for their highly respected, peer reviewed international journal, Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis (GEEA) – to commence January 2025. This is an exciting opportunity to play a central role in helping to shape this topical, high-quality journal, to engage with and influence the applied geochemistry community, and, more broadly, mobilise industry around emerging themes in geochemical exploration and associated environmental issues.

The Editor-in-Chief will be enthusiastic about the subject scope, the editorial values and aspirations for the journal, and come with a vision for how to implement these. Ideally, the Editor-in-Chief will have previous experience of a lead editorial role. It is desirable that the Editor-in-Chief will be active in the community and proactive in mobilising their own international network in support of the journal. 

The Editor-in-Chief will be responsible for overseeing all editorial aspects of GEEA, supported by an international Editorial Board. In collaboration with GSL and AAG, the Editor-in-Chief will set the strategic direction for the journal. Principal areas for input will include:  
  • maintaining GEEA as a leading publication of high-calibre research, publishing 30−50 papers per volume, including best practice and advances in current understanding across applied geochemistry, geochemical exploration and analysis, with content from both academia and industry;  
  • editorial oversight, supporting the Editorial Board and thematic collection Guest Editors in their handling of peer review, based on a rigorous model; 
  • overseeing rolling recruitment and structuring of the Editorial Board, to ensure subject coverage and diversity, and providing clear leadership through effective communications and meetings;  
  • ensuring representation and encouraging a culture of inclusivity in all aspects of journal activity through appropriate policy and practice; 
  • establishing a proactive approach to the commissioning of high calibre research from leading authors; 
  • demonstrating best practice in publishing, in accordance with GSL’s Code of Publishing Ethics and COPE guidelines; 
  • promotion of, and advocacy for, GEEA in related professional activities and collaboration with the journal’s marketing team. 
GEEA is a global journal and applicants do not need to be based in the UK or be an existing GSL Fellow, but they should be willing to become a Fellow if successfully appointed to the role.  

Application process:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, their CV, and their vision statement for the journal to by midnight, UK time, on Monday 17 June 2024.

Your vision statement for the journal should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

  • Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it
  • How you would work in partnership with the Editorial Board
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
  • How you would work with authors

For any questions about the position or for an informal discussion please contact

GEEA Editor in Chief

About the Journal

GEEA focuses on the use of geochemistry in mineral exploration/resource development and environmental issues related to mining.