Call for applications: Associate Editor Mentoring Opportunities in the fields of Social Sciences & Education Earth & Environmental Sciences

The South African Journal of Science is an open access, multidisciplinary journal published bimonthly by the Academy of Science of South Africa. The Journal’s mandate is to publish original research with an interdisciplinary and regional Africa focus and to provide a forum for discussion of news and developments in research and higher education.

As a multidisciplinary journal, the Journal’s editorial board is composed of ten, part-time, discipline-specific Associate Editors who are responsible for managing the peer review of submissions in their disciplines. 

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. The opportunity is open to emerging South African researchers with a PhD in the fields of Social Sciences & Education and Earth & Environmental Sciences. Candidates should have a publication record but little or no editorial experience. 

Applications should be submitted to and must include:

  • The mentorship for which you are applying (Social Sciences & Education / Earth & Environmental 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 not a full-time position and can be accomplished as part of current academic responsibilities. Candidates can be based anywhere in South Africa.

Enquiries: or 012 349 6616

Applications close on 20 April 2018. Candidates will be notified by 30 April 2018