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Volume 608, December 2017
Article Number E1
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Published online 08 December 2017

The Board of Directors invites applications for three positions of A&A Associate Editors. The positions to fill are in the following broad research areas:

  • Stellar astrophysics,

  • Interstellar medium and molecular astrophysics,

  • Planetary systems.

The new Associate Editors are expected to have a broad and recognized expertise in their domain of specialization, as witnessed by a strong record of influential published research. For the stellar astrophysics position, preference will be given to candidates who are comfortable with theory papers. For the planetary systems position, we preferentially look for candidates familiar with extrasolar planetary systems. For all three positions, some familiarity with additional fields of astrophysics will be given positive weight.

Candidates should be prepared to commit the time needed to handle the peer review of about hundred and fifty papers per year. Limited support for office equipment and secretarial help, as well as an annual indemnity, is provided for this position. The initial term of appointment is four years.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a concise letter that summarizes the candidate’s qualifications and the reasons for seeking an Associate Editor position. They should in particular describe their experience as a referee and/or journal editor. Possible support for the task (in terms of equipment, office space or personnel) from the home institute should also be discussed in the application. Applications should be e-mailed in PDF format to the Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Directors, who will send back an acknowledgment of receipt.

Chairperson of the Board

Pr. Andre Moitinho de Almeida


Vice-Chairperson of the Board

Pr. Laszlo Kiss


Applications received by January 10th 2018 will receive full consideration.

Informal inquiries about the positions may be directed by e-mail to Andre Moitinho or Laszlo Kiss, as well as to any of the current editors.

© ESO, 2017

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