The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is currently seeking qualified individuals through an open call for candidates for the position of Editor in Chief for IFT’s three Scientific Journals—Journal of Food Science, Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, and Journal of Food Science Education. E. Allen Foegeding, PhD, who has served as Editor in Chief for eight years, is stepping down at the end of 2020.
The Editor in Chief (EIC) provides leadership to the journals to help assure that IFT is globally acknowledged as a primary source of high-quality scientific information in the area of food science and technology. Major responsibilities of the EIC include strategic planning, appointment of editors, oversight of manuscript quality and journals’ aims and scopes, assisting editors in resolving issues and conflicts, and preparing the journals’ annual report with the assistance of IFT staff. Dr. Foegeding as well as IFT staff will work with the new Editor in Chief to ensure a smooth transition of duties.
Qualifications for the position include: an IFT member in good standing; PhD; internationally recognized as an outstanding researcher and leader in food science; excellent skills in communication, organization and personnel relations; and previous experience on editorial board(s) of food science-related journals.
The EIC is a volunteer position with a monthly honorarium and is appointed by the IFT Board of Directors. Initial appointment is for a two-year term, with reappointment for up to five terms (maximum 10 years).
To nominate yourself as an EIC candidate, please access the candidate submission form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5F83VR7.
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