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.

The mentorship is open to emerging South African researchers who hold a PhD in the relevant field. Applicants may be based anywhere in South Africa and should have a publication record, but previous editorial experience is not required.

2018 Mentorships
2019 Mentorships


Call for applications 2019 - closing date 21 June

The Associate Editor Mentorship for 2019 is in the field of Agriculture and Forestry

Applications should be submitted to and must include:

  • The mentorship for which you are applying
  • A CV that includes a list of published papers
  • Names and contact details of three referees
  • 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 a part-time position and can be performed as part of academic responsibilities.

Enquiries: or 012 349 6616

Applications close on 21 June 2019. Candidates will be notified of the outcome by end of June 2019.