Open Call for Associate Editors for Journal of Zoology

Cover JZO May 2018The Zoological Society of London is looking for active researchers to join the Editorial Board of Journal of Zoology.

Journal of Zoology publishes high-quality research papers on all areas of zoology, including animal behaviour, ecology, physiology, anatomy, developmental biology, evolution, systematics, genetics and genomics.  We aim to provide a platform for research that tests hypotheses and is of broad general interest.

Selection criteria:

  • Active researcher with a PhD in a field relevant to journal scope
  • Strong publication record for current career stage
  • Experience of refereeing for peer review
  • Expertise in relevant subject areas

Although previous editorial experience is desirable, we encourage early career scientists to apply even if they have not previously worked as an editor.

Cover JZO February 2018Key responsibilities:

Making initial assessments of the suitability of manuscripts

Selecting appropriate peer reviewers

Making recommendations to the Senior Editor on the basis of the reviews received and your own expert opinion

Assist the editorial team in promoting papers via video, podcasting and the media

Acting as an ambassador for the journal at conferences and engaging with the journal through blogs and social media, as appropriate


Anyone interested in joining the Editorial Board should send their CV to Please include a short cover letter describing why you would like to join the team, and outlining your editorial/reviewing experience to date. Applications from outside Europe, Australia and North America are especially welcome.

Deadline for applications: 5 December 2018

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