Associate Editor Mentorship Programme

The Associate Editor Mentorship Programme was initiated in 2018 as an opportunity for early career researchers to gain valuable editorial experience working with an experienced Associate Editor.

As a multidisciplinary journal, the Editorial Board comprises ten, part-time, discipline-specific Associate Editors who are responsible for managing the peer review of manuscript submissions in their respective research fields. Each year, a one-year mentoring opportunity is offered to two early career researchers in a discipline represented in the Journal.

2018 Mentorships
2019 Mentorships

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Call for applications 2020 - closing date 8 May

The South African Journal of Science is offering a one-year mentoring opportunity for early career researchers to gain valuable editorial experience working with an Associate Editor and the editorial office. The opportunity is open to emerging South African researchers with a PhD in the fields of Organismal Biology and Cell, Molecular & Health Sciences. Candidates should have a publication record but little or no editorial experience.

Applications should be submitted to sajs@assaf.org.za and must include:

  • The mentorship for which you are applying (Organismal Biology / Cell, Molecular & Health Sciences)
  • A CV including a list of published papers and three references
  • A motivation detailing your suitability as a candidate, your aspirations for the South African Journal of Science, and your expectations of the mentorship

The mentorship is an unpaid, part-time position and can be accomplished as part of current academic responsibilities. Candidates can be based anywhere in South Africa.

Enquiries: sajs@assaf.org.za

Applications close on 8 May 2020. Candidates will be notified by 29 May 2020.