Shape Meetings and Journals Content

As manuscript reviewers for ASM Journals and abstract reviewers and program committee members for ASM meetings, microbial scientists have the opportunities to weigh in on the latest science and shape the field. 

Accepting Applications

Editor for ASM Journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy® welcomes microbiologists (Ph.D. and/or M.D.) from across the globe to apply and join our Board of Editors. We are looking for individuals who are interested in advocating for their area of expertise to be represented in AAC. The current position is available for an Editor with a primary area of interest or interdisciplinary studies within Fungal Microbiology/Mycology. 

As the journal grows, we intend to pilot several new initiatives, from mentoring early-career investigators in the editorial process to launching new article formats to serve the needs of microbiologists. Join us and help us build AAC.

Commitment

  • 5 year term.
  • Manage the peer-review process for approx. 8-12 manuscripts per month.

Responsibilities and Expectations

We seek to build a Board of Editors that is diverse in expertise, race and ethnicity, geography, and institution or employer. We expect all Editors to support fostering equitable and inclusive practices in handling manuscripts and interacting with authors, the editorial board, and staff of AAC. Besides your publication record, we will pay close attention to your views on open access and open science. Each editor will receive a complimentary online subscription to the all-inclusive journals package and a yearly stipend of $10,000.

Eligibility

  • ASM Member or willingness to become a member.
  • Must be a Professor, Associate Professor or equivalent independent scientific investigator working in academia, government agencies, non-profit research institutions, or in the industrial sector.
  • Expert in mycology with thorough knowledge in the area of antifungal therapy, including mechanisms of resistance, mechanisms of action of antifungals, clinical epidemiology, pharmacology, translational or clinical studies of antifungals.
  • At present, we cannot consider applications for this position from Ph.D. students or postdoctoral fellows.
     

Nomination and Selection Process


Editor for ASM Journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Applied and Environmental Microbiology® (AEM) welcomes microbiologists (Ph.D. or similar postgraduate degree) from across the globe to apply and join our Board of Editors. We are looking for individuals with broad expertise in fundamental and applied microbial sciences to cater to the diverse science portfolio of AEM (learn about the journal’s scope).

The new Editors will join a vibrant team of microbiologists committed to the advancement of all aspects of applied and environmental microbial science. The journal provides a platform to pilot new initiatives (from mentoring early-career investigators in the editorial process to launching new article formats) to better serve the needs of our scientific community. Join us and help us build AEM!
 

Commitment

  • 5-year term.
  • Manage the peer-review process for approx. 8-12 manuscripts per month.

Responsibilities and Expectations

We seek to build a Board of Editors that is diverse in expertise, race and ethnicity, geography, and institution or employer. We expect all Editors to support fostering equitable and inclusive practices in handling manuscripts and interacting with authors, other editors, reviewers, and staff of AEM. Besides your scientific merits, we will pay close attention to your views on equitable science. We expect Editors at AEM to be independent scientific investigators working in academia, government, non-profit research institutions, or in the industrial sector. Each editor will receive a complimentary online subscription to the all-inclusive journals package and a yearly stipend of $10,000.

Eligibility

  • ASM Member or willingness to become a member.
  • Be a senior investigator (e.g., associate or full professor, government research scientist, or administrator in any employment sector).
  • Have a primary area of interest or interdisciplinary studies within the microbial sciences.
  • At present, students and postdoctoral researchers are not eligible to apply.
     

Nomination and Selection Process

APPLY AND JOIN OUR EDITORIAL BOARD
 

 

Currently Closed

ABRCMS Abstract Reviewer

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) seeks abstract reviewers in 12 ABRCMS disciplines to lend their expertise selecting student abstracts to be presented at one of the nation’s leading STEM conferences for scientists from minoritized populations.

Commitment

  • Abstract reviews take place asynchronously over 4 days in September.
  • Expect to spend approximately 8 hours reviewing abstracts.

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Reviewers can expect to review approximately 25 abstracts.
  • The review process is conducted asynchronously through an online portal.

Eligibility

  • Must be a postdoctoral scientist, research faculty member or research scientist.
  • Individuals are required to be active researchers, who spends at least 25% of their time doing research in one of the 12 ABRCMS disciplines.
  • ASM membership is not required.

Application Process

  • To indicate willingness to serve as an ABRCMS reviewer, please complete the ABRCMS Reviewer Intent Form by Aug. 30, 2021.
  • Potential reviewers will be asked to confirm their availability in early September.
  • Selected reviewers will receive assignments mid-September.

Reviewer for "Opportunities and Challenges of Online Instruction" JMBE Special Issue

Reviewers will participate in manuscript review for the Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education's "Opportunities and Challenges of Online Instruction" 2022 special issue at the discretion of the Special Issue Editor. We are seeking individuals who have expertise in teaching, learning, assessment, design, mentorship and training within the online environment, as well as in affective areas that are of particular relevance to the current higher education climate (e.g. teacher-student relationships and interaction, motivation, peer-peer interactions at a distance, etc.).

Commitment

  • Oct. 2021 – Feb. 2022.
  • 5 hours per month.

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Complete review assignments in a timely manner.
  • Respond to requests from editor.

Eligibility

  • Expertise in teaching, learning, assessment, design, mentorship and training within the online environment, as well as in affective areas that are of particular relevance to the current higher education climate (e.g. teacher-student relationships and interaction, motivation, peer-peer interactions at a distance, etc.).
  • Demonstration of knowledge and leadership for evidence-based teaching in higher education.
  • ASM membership is not required.

Application/Nomination/Selection Process

  • Submit your first and last name, mailing address and email address by Aug. 15, 2021 to be considered.

 

ASMCUE Microbrew Chair
The ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) Planning Committee is responsible for overall strategy and implementation of the meeting. The committee seeks to fill the position of Microbrew Chair. A microbrew is a short talk (15 minutes) about newly developed teaching tips or tools.

Commitment: 

  • 3-year term starting Oct. 2021, non-renewable.  
  • 2-5 hour time commitment per month.

Responsibilities and Expectations: 

  • Identify and recruit ad hoc reviewers for microbrews in accordance with guidelines. 
  • Lead planning meeting and follow through with members. 
  • Review and finalize microbrews in accordance with guidelines. 
  • Participate in planning committee meetings and follow through on assignments. 
  • Assist the committee and ASM staff as needed. 

Eligibility: 

  • Current ASM membership 
  • Prior experience as an abstract reviewer for society conferences (i.e., ASMCUE, ABRCMS, ASM Microbe), preferably for content related to teaching and learning. 
  • Attendance at ASMCUE within the past 3 years. 

Nomination and Selection Process: 

  • Both nominations and self-nominations are accepted 
  • The ASMCUE Planning Committee forms the search committee to evaluate nominations and manage the selection process