Behind the scenes at the ICPS, we are looking at ways of expanding the editorial staff. Key attributes are the following:
1)You must have an interest in helping produce a high quality journal.
2)You must be able to be diplomatic with authors, contributors, and critics at all times.
3)You must have patience and understanding.
4)You should be able to make a long term commitment, knowing that this can be very difficult work at times, and which can be a significant time sink.
5)You must understand confidentiality, and must be able to refrain from revealing important new discoveries until they are published.
6)Being a reasonably good writer in English is helpful.
7)You must have access to MS Word, and of course have excellent internet connectivity.
Being an editor of CPN DOES NOT mean you get to hang around, and feel cool that your name is on the inside of a journal.
Being an editor of CPN DOES mean that you will put in a lot of work doing sometimes tedious things, and that your own research may suffer as a result! However, you do get the satisfaction of knowing that you are contributing to the science and hobby of carnivorous plants, and every now and then someone will thank you for it!!!!
If you are interested in this kind of work, please contact me directly via email, i.e. barry(at)carnivorousplants.org
We are looking at filling a number of roles---managing editor, typographical editor, scientific review, etc., etc. If you think you might be able to help, I'd be happy to hear about it.