Call for Applications
Executive Editor: International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (IFAMR)
Date: December 23, 2016
The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) publishes the International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (IFAMR) to serve the academic and managerial interests of IFAMA members. The IFAMR objective is to be recognized as the leading global agribusiness journal. It publishes research papers built on sound methodology, that are relevant, clearly written, easy to read, and emphasize the broad discussion of their empirical findings to create managerial value for the agribusiness community. IFAMR also publishes quality agribusiness teaching cases. IFAMR is published through Wageningen Academic Publishers.
The term of the current Executive Editor of the IFAMR will expire at the end of 2017. IFAMA seeks applications for a three-year term as Executive Editor of the IFAMR, renewable for a second term by mutual agreement. The major responsibilities include managing the review process for approximately 200 papers per year. Approximately 50 papers are published each year in four quarterly issues. In addition, IFAMR publishes approximately two special issues each year, typically under the leadership of one or more guest editors. A team of Managing Editors assist the Executive Editor with the review process, including assigning papers to reviewers, soliciting and selecting reviewers, and making editorial decisions.
IFAMA will provide an annual stipend of $7,000 to the Executive Editor.
Applications will be accepted from either an individual or a team of two or more individuals. All applicants must have a history of IFAMA involvement and be currently active members of the Association, or have a demonstrated equivalent experience. The application should include:
1) a letter indicating why the applicant(s) believe(s) he/she/they could fulfill the duties of editorship;
2) a statement of editorial philosophy and how it furthers IFAMA members interests;
3) evidence of institutional support, which might include a letter from candidates’ administrator or supervisor;
4) a curriculum vita for each person applying for the position;
5) contact information.
Applications should be sent in confidence to the Chair of Search Committee by e-mail to:
Walt Armbruster, Chair of Search Committee
Applications will be reviewed starting March 31, 2017, and the search will continue until a successful applicant is identified. The top candidates will be interviewed by the Committee.
The selected Executive Editor(s) will assume responsibility January 1, 2018, following a mutually agreed transition overlap with the current Editor. All applicants will be notified of the decision shortly after an appointment is confirmed.