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Announcement to the world-wide optics community

The OSA Board of Editors welcomes nominations for the following editor position, with a three-year term to begin 1 January 2019:

Editor in Chief, Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Qualifications for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • The individual must be well known, recognized, and respected for scientific achievement within the community. A record of publication in recognized journals is essential.
  • The individual must have current or prior editorial experience with reviewer selection and decision-making responsibilities. Experience as an OSA editor is preferred.
  • The individual must possess sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge within the broad topic areas covered by the Journal to provide strategic vision and leadership for the entire Journal.
  • The individual must be known for objectivity and decision-making abilities. A history of review activity for OSA journals is beneficial.
  • The individual must be an OSA member. There are no geographic restrictions on the Editor's location. The Editor is also expected to attend two OSA Board of Editors meetings each year.
  • Nominations and self-nominations in the form of a short note of recommendation or a cover letter summarizing the nominee's qualifications should be sent to the attention of Joseph N. Mait (U.S. Army Research Laboratory and incoming Chair, OSA Board of Editors) at EditorNominations@osa.org by 1 December 2017. For self-nominations, please explain your interest in the position and your vision for the Journal within the cover letter. The nominating committee will request curriculum vitae and publications lists separately.

    Please contact Joseph Mait at EditorNominations@osa.org with any questions.

    The final candidate will be submitted to OSA's Board of Directors for approval in April 2018. Editors-in-Chief serve a three-year term with the possibility to renew for a second three-year term at the discretion of the OSA Board of Editors.

    Thank you for your assistance in filling this important position.


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