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Human Biology Call for Editor Announcement

by Ed Hagen last modified Dec 21, 2012 08:07 PM
Human Biology: The International Journal of Population Genetics and Anthropology and the official journal of the American Association of Anthropological Genetics is now accepting applications or nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief.

A worldwide forum for state-of-the-art ideas, methods, and techniques in the field, Human Biology focuses on genetics in its broadest sense. Included under this rubric are: genetic epidemiology, human population genetics, evolutionary and genetic demography, quantitative genetics, evolutionary biology, ancient DNA studies, biological diversity interpreted in terms of adaptation (biometry, physical anthropology), and interdisciplinary research linking biological and cultural diversity (inferred from linguistic variability, ethnological diversity, archaeological evidence, etc.). The journal is published bimonthly, with six numbers in one volume per year.

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for soliciting and revising manuscripts for publication. In addition, the Editor-in-Chief is responsible for communication with authors; making editorial decisions regarding acceptance, rejection, and the extent of revision of reviewed manuscripts; and securing copyright agreements from authors of accepted manuscripts. The Editor-in-Chief has final responsibility for the editorial content of Human Biology.

The application for Editor-in-Chief should include the following:

1. Current CV

2. Letter of application on:

a. the applicant’s goals for the journal and how the applicant will reach said goals
b. how the applicant will assist in increasing the journal’s Impact Factor
c. how the applicant will expand the reach of the journal internationally and to new scholars

3. Outline of possible institutional support

The new Editor-In-Chief will take control of the journal on September 1, 2013, and the incoming Editor-in-Chief will work closely with the current Editor for three months prior to assuming the position. The search committee will begin review of applications in March.

All queries and applications should be sent to Alicia Vonderharr, Journals Manager, at:

Wayne State University Press
4809 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201


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