Important Announcement: New Editor-in-Chief Sought for the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets Written 13 October 2016

13 October 2016
AIAA is seeking an outstanding candidate with an international reputation for this position to assume the responsibilities of Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets in early 2017.

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the journal’s quality and reputation as well as establishing a strategic vision for the journal. He or she receives manuscripts, assigns them to Associate Editors for review and evaluation, and monitors the performance of the Associate Editors to ensure that the manuscripts are processed in a fair and timely manner. The Editor-in-Chief works closely with AIAA Headquarters staff on both general procedures and the scheduling of specific issues. Detailed record keeping and prompt actions are required. AIAA provides all appropriate resources including a web-based manuscript-tracking system.

Interested candidates are invited to submit resumes and letters of application for consideration. A selection committee will seek candidates and review all applications received. A final recommendation will be made to the AIAA Board of Directors for approval. This is an open process, and the final selection will be made only on the basis of the applicants’ merits. All candidates will be notified of the final decision. Questions may be referred to Heather Brennan, Director, Publications

Complete application requirements and submission deadlines are available in Aerospace Research Central under Featured Content on the home page and also on the landing page for Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets