ANR Peer Review and Publication Production
University of California
ANR Peer Review and Publication Production

Associate Editor Chair

Roles and responsibilities

The chair of the Associate Editor is selected from previous or current ANR Associate Editors to serve in a liaison and problem-solving role. Janet Hartin is the current chair.

Maintains relationship with ANR Associate Editors

  • Oversee peer review process to assure that it is moving in a timely manner.
  • Serve as a resource for AEs who have concerns or questions about peer review process.
  • Review peer review correspondence to ensure consistency in scope and rigor or review; this includes alternative peer review documentation.


Liaison with Communications Advisory Board

  • Attend all CAB meetings as ex officio CAB member
  • Work with CAB chair if issues come up relating to peer review process and AEs
  • Serve in liaison role between CAB and AEs/peer review process and visa versa

Serve as a resource for ANR authors

  • Correspond and work with authors who are dissatisfied with a slow peer review process or other related issues

Work with Communications Services staff

  • Provide guidance as needed about managing peer review process, online system and documentation
  • Help determine appropriate AE assignments for submitted manuscripts
  • Serve as a resource for CS if problems arise with peer-reviewed materials or Associate Editors
  • Establish Associate Editor meeting schedule and agenda with CS staff
  • Coordinate with CS staff for new AE orientations


Associate Editor chair serves a three-year term with possibility of renewing

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