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Discover Cities - Become an Editorial Board Member

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Joining our Editorial Board provides a fantastic opportunity to expand your network, contribute to your community and gain editorial experience.

Discover journals have been created with research community needs in mind. We provide a fast, reliable and inclusive publishing service while maintaining integrity at the heart of everything we do. Our publishing team at Springer Nature aims to support our editors by  removing the administrative burden of the editorial process, allowing them to focus on the science and research in the submitted work. Joining Discover Cities as an Editorial Board Member means you will not only have an exciting opportunity to become part of a new and growing journal, but you will also play an active, critical and dynamic role in supporting your peers in your community.

Discover Cities is an open access journal publishing research across the interdisciplinary area of urban science. Find out more in our aims and scope

The journal does not make editorial decisions on the basis of the interest of a study or its likely impact. Studies must be scientifically valid; for research articles this includes a scientifically sound research question, the use of suitable methods and analysis, and following community-agreed standards relevant to the research field.

Who are we looking for?

We are interested in individuals who are committed to open access, data sharing, and innovation in scientific publishing. 

Suitable candidates should:

  • have a minimum of fifteen (15) research papers published in reputable, English language, peer-reviewed journals;
  • be frequently listed as corresponding author (first or last author) during the last five years;
  • have demonstrable expertise that fits within the scope and the need of the journal.

As an Editorial Board Member, you will be asked to support the journal by:

  • Supporting authors and the journal by reinforcing an inclusive ethos: quality, integrity, relevance are essential for consideration -  novelty and impact are nice to have, but not required.
  • Making occasional editorial decisions on manuscripts after peer review; our publishing team can support completing the reviewer  invitation and secure reports for you if you wish.
  • Being available to act as a reviewer on occasional manuscripts that require objective reports on quality.
  • Advocating for Discover Cities within your community and network to increase awareness of publications, collections and other developments on the journal.
  • Inviting your peers to join the Discover community as editorial board members, guest editors, and authors.
  • Attracting submissions to the journal by inviting your peers to submit, or occasionally submitting your own work.
  • Sharing your advice on the strategic development priorities for the journal, and participating in our community discussions, outreach and board meetings when possible.

Interested in applying?

If you are interested in becoming an Editorial Board Member and you meet the criteria above, please submit your application via our form below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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