• 25 May 2019 12:54 AM | Anonymous

    The Northwest Scientific Association is recruiting volunteers to serve as Associate Editors and Forum Editor of Northwest Science. Associate Editors (AEs) for the journal Northwest Science play a vital role in the peer review and publishing process. The primary responsibility is to referee the peer review of scientific manuscripts that are submitted to the journal. This is largely accomplished through finding, contacting, and monitoring the progress of experts that are sufficiently qualified to judge the scientific merits of the work being presented for publication. In addition, AEs are often tasked with assessing the appropriateness of review responses and coordinating subsequent review, if necessary, of re-submitted manuscripts.

    Currently vacant Associate Editor positions: s Aquatic Biology s Coastal Marine Ecology s Entomology s Forum s Soils

    Basic qualifications of Associate Editors include: s Established record of scientific publications s Breadth of scientific knowledge s Good communication skills s Availability to coordinate review of up to two new manuscripts at once and at least five per year s Appreciation of the value and opportunity afforded by a regional journal.

    Interested individuals should contact Northwest Science Editor: Dylan Fischer (

  • 25 May 2019 12:52 AM | Anonymous

    The Northwest Scientific Association is recruiting applications for the position of Chief Editor of Northwest Science. Northwest Science is a quarterly journal publishing scientific studies representing natural and physical science research conducted in the Pacific Northwest, including Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana, northern California, and western Canada. Northwest Science has been in continuous publication since 1927 and provides an important outlet for scientific work relevant to the Pacific Northwest.

    Basic responsibilities of the Chief Editor include:

    • Orchestrating the workflow involved with publishing approximately six scientific papers per issue, aided by electronic submittal management software
    • Serving on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Scientific Association
    • Providing a written annual report describing status of the journal
    • Recruiting Associate Editors as needed

    Basic qualifications of the Chief Editor include:

    • An established record of scientific publications
    • A breadth of scientific knowledge
    • Good communication skills
    • Availability of an average of eight hours per week to devote to the journal
    • Appreciation of the value and opportunity afforded by a regional journal
    • Past or current membership in NWSA

    The Chief Editor position is unpaid, however, the Editor will receive complimentary membership in the Northwest Scientific Association, free registration at the annual meetings, as well as recognition by the association and the scientific community.

    Interested individuals may apply by sending a resume and letter expressing interest in the position to NWSA President, Connie Harrington (

    For additional information, contact:

    Robin Lesher NWSA Treasurer and Managing Editor, Northwest Science.

    Dylan Fischer, current Chief Editor, Northwest Science,

  • 29 Apr 2019 12:06 AM | Anonymous

    Mark your calendars: the 91st NWSA Annual Meeting will be held March 24-27, 2020 at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR.

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