The International Biometric Society and the American Statistical Association have invited nominations and applications for the position of editor of the Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics (JABES).

JABES publishes articles of immediate and practical value to applied researchers and statistical consultants in the agricultural sciences, the biological sciences (including biotechnology), and the environmental sciences (including those dealing with natural resources).

JABES is published quarterly by Springer in March, June, September, and December. The editor reviews new submissions and sends selected papers to associate editors, who also review the papers and  either send a response to the editor or the paper to referees for in- depth reviews. Springer’s editorial tracking system is used for online submissions and the peer review process. Funds are provided for editorial staff support and office supplies.

The editor also works with Springer’s production editor to create each issue and to ensure timely production and publication.

JABES receives approximately 160 submissions a year.

Additional duties of the editor include writing a quarterly report for the IBS Biometric Bulletin, overseeing the selection of best papers in JABES, organizing the JABES Showcase session at the IBC and JSM and reporting to the IBS Executive Board on impact factors and other issues that are of importance.

The next editor will serve a three-year term, from 2019 through 2021, with the transition beginning in 2018.

Nominations should be sent to JABES@biometricsociety.org no later than March 9, 2018. Once received, nominations will be presented to the Chair of the JABES Editor Search Committee for further consideration. Interested individuals are encouraged to nominate themselves.