Expressions of interest are sought from very experienced science education academics with strong research profiles for the role of Co-Editor In Chief of ASERA's journal 'Research In Science Education (RISE)'. After 3 years Professor Donna King is stepping down, and a co-Editor is sought to work with Associate Professor Ange Fitzgerald and the Editorial Board. RISE is one of the top 3-4 journals in the world in the field of science education, with a rising Impact Factor, and an experienced person with considerable editorial and reviewing experience with RISE and other high-quality science education journals is sought.

The role involves setting policy and direction for RISE in consultation with the Editorial Board and the ASERA Board of Directors, and working with Springer, the publishers. It involves evaluating several hundred submitted manuscripts each year, choosing which will be sent for review and assigning Associate Editors and reviewers, as well as working with the Assistant Editors and the publisher on production issues.

The Co-Editors are responsible for renewing and working with the Editorial Board, the Associate Editors and the panel of reviewers to ensure that manuscripts are reviewed at a very high standard and in a timely manner. The position is for 3 years.

In the first instance, please send a brief statement expressing (a) why you are interested in this role and (b) what experiences, skills and attributes you feel you would bring to the role (1/2 page max.) to RISE Co-Editor In Chief Ange Fitzgerald at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday 29thJuly. Any questions about the role can also be directed to Ange via this email address.

Expressions of Interest will be discussed by the Co-Editors in Chief and a final decision made in consultation with the Editorial Board.