Associate Editor Mentorship Programme

Associate Editor Mentorship Programme logoThe Associate Editor Mentorship Programme was initiated in 2018 as an opportunity for early career researchers to gain valuable editorial experience working with an experienced Associate Editor.

As a multidisciplinary journal, the Editorial Board comprises ten, part-time, discipline-specific Associate Editors who are responsible for managing the peer review of manuscript submissions in their respective research fields. Each year, a one-year mentoring opportunity is offered to two early career researchers in a discipline represented in the Journal.

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024


Call for applications 2024/25

The South African Journal of Science is offering mentoring opportunities for early career researchers to gain valuable editorial experience working closely with an Associate Editor and the editorial office. The opportunity is open to emerging researchers in South Africa who have a PhD and a publication record, but little or no editorial experience.

The mentorships for 2024/25 are in the fields of: 

  • Earth & Environmental Sciences (with a focus on water science)
  • Organismal Biology

Applications must include:

  • The mentorship for which you are applying.
  • A CV including a list of published papers and three references.
  • A motivation detailing (1) your suitability as a candidate, (2) your aspirations for the South African Journal of Science, and (3) your expectations of the mentorship.

The mentorship is for a period of one year. It is an unpaid, part-time position and can be accomplished as part of current academic responsibilities. Candidates can be based anywhere in South Africa.

Submissions and enquiries: [Submissions closed]