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Engaging the next generation of editorial talent through a hands-on fellowship model
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  • Bridget Deemer,
  • Scott Hotaling,
  • Kelsey Poulson-Ellestad,
  • Laura Falkenberg,
  • James Cloern,
  • Patricia Soranno
Bridget Deemer
US Geological Survey
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Scott Hotaling
Washington State University
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Kelsey Poulson-Ellestad
Roosevelt University
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Laura Falkenberg
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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James Cloern
US Geological Survey
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Patricia Soranno
Michigan State University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
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Abstract

Peer-review and subject-matter editing is the backbone of scientific publishing. However, early career researchers (ECRs) are given few opportunities to participate in the editorial process beyond reviewing articles. Thus, a disconnect exists: science needs high-quality editorial talent to conduct, oversee, and improve the publishing process, yet we dedicate few resources to building editorial talent nor giving ECRs formal opportunities to influence the publishing landscape from within. Here, we describe a “two-way” fellowship model that gives ECRs a “seat” at the editorial table of a field-leading journal. We describe both the necessary framework and benefits that can stem from editorial fellowships for ECRs, editors, journals, and the scientific community.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

06 Mar 2021Submitted to Ecology Letters
09 Mar 2021Submission Checks Completed
09 Mar 2021Assigned to Editor
11 Mar 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
11 Mar 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
23 Mar 20211st Revision Received
24 Mar 2021Submission Checks Completed
24 Mar 2021Assigned to Editor
24 Mar 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
24 Mar 2021Editorial Decision: Accept