Wednesday, August 26, 2015

26/08/2015: Nominations Open for Membership on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society

In response to a survey conducted of the World Aquaculture Society membership, the Board has chosen to re-invigorate and re-launch the journal in 2016.  As part of the re-launch, the Board has selected a new editor for the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, Dr. Carole Engle. 

Among other responsibilities, the new editor is recruiting three additional editorial positions with stipends.  Nominations are now open for the editorial board, both the paid section editor positions and to serve as editorial board member.   A list of expectations and nomination forms for both are attached.

The editorial board will include a mix of the fundamental types of expertise that contribute to aquaculture science (i.e. nutrition & feeding, fish health, water quality, genetics & breeding, physiology, husbandry, environmental science, social science, etc.), of species expertise (including major aquaculture species of shrimp, salmon, tilapia, shellfish, catfish, trout, seaweeds, live larval feeds, etc.), and good geographic representation.  Those considerations will be balanced across the entire board. A good board also includes a mix of senior and up-and-coming scientists.

The three paid editor positions will be expected to have broad networks from which to draw to actively recruit review and methods papers from a variety of disciplines.  These paid positions need to be filled by individuals who have the ability to think beyond the more traditional "disciplines" to not only identify critical issues facing aquaculture, but to be able to pull together groups of scientists to compile the relevant science and synthesize it, both in the journal and to present at special sessions at WAS conferences.  Current examples include recruiting those to contribute to the journal who can compile the science underlying issues such as sustainability in its broadest sense, food security, biosecurity, and the many issues for which science can provide guidance to world aquaculture industries.

The Board wishes to re-invigorate JWAS and to move it beyond what it currently is.  The Board is asking for your help to identify those individuals who can and will help to turn JWAS into a leading aquaculture journal.

Deadlines for nominations are:

August 28, 2015 for Section Editors, but nominations will be accepted until the positions are filled.

September 4, 2015 for membership on the editorial board.

Nominations should be submitted to:

Dr. Carole R. Engle at:

Read more HERE

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