ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering is pleased to announce the open call for membership applications to its 2023 Early Career and Editorial Advisory Boards. Board members of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering represent researchers at all stages of their careers and play a key role with input and advice to the Journal. Duties include guiding the Journal in the development of its diversity plan and expanding our editorial content. The Early Career Board augments the Editorial Advisory Board and provides researchers a mechanism for Board membership that avoids competing with senior colleagues for membership opportunities. In addition to full participation in Board activities by Early Career Board members, the Journal’s editors and advisors actively mentor each Early Career Board member. The Journal continues to seek Editorial Advisory Board and Early Career Board members who will be actively involved in these activities. The Editors invite all interested and eligible researchers to apply.
Two years ago, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering took the innovative step of announcing their first open call for membership; the response was very enthusiastic, and many more applicants were received than could be accepted. We have created an open self-nominating process for Board membership. Applications to be part of the Editorial Advisory Board and our Early Career Board are available below and are due by 27 November, 2022.
Applicants should self-nominate and are encouraged, but are not required, to include up to two (2) letters of support. The applicants’ responses to the open-ended questions (below) and their ability to represent the topical areas covered and geographic areas represented by the journal’s authors, reviewers, and readers will be assessed. Board members should also drive the Journal into new areas of research and represent geographical regions that the journal aspires to publish more content from. The application review committee will keep diversity and inclusiveness in mind as it seeks to fulfill these criteria. The selected board members will be invited to join the Board immediately after selection in Fall 2022 and will serve terms ending in 2024.
Please submit your applications by 27 November, 2022. Additional details are provided below. If you have questions, please send them to Award.ACSSustainable@acs.org. We hope that many of you will choose to apply.
Early Career Board Eligibility: Faculty members within 10 years or less of their initial academic appointment and industrial and other non-academic scientists within 10 years or less from their last professional training (terminal degree or postdoc). If you have taken career breaks to accommodate personal circumstances such as caring responsibilities or health-related needs that affects your eligibility under the 10-year timeline described above, please email Award.ACSSustainable@acs.org to discuss extension of the eligibility period.
Editorial Advisory Board Eligibility: Researchers and those active in the development and delivery of Green Chemistry, Green Engineering and the sustainability of the chemical enterprise.
For both Boards: A concise statement of no more than 1,000 words addressing these open-ended questions:
- What do you consider to be the Journal’s strengths? What are its challenges and opportunities?
- Based on your perception of the strengths and challenges, what is your sense of new directions and topical areas for the ACS SCE Journal, consistent with its mission and scope?
- What would you contribute to movement in such directions?
- Noting the Journal is asking members of the Journal Editorial Boards to contribute to the development of journal front matter material, in which of these areas might you contribute? What abilities and perspectives do you bring to this effort?
- Noting that the Journal is asking board members to assist in developing a diversity plan, what abilities and perspectives do you bring to this effort?
- Is there any other unique perspective you bring that we should be aware of?