JAFSCD Seeks Applicants for Its New Editorial Board


The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD) announces the creation of a JAFSCD Editorial Board (JEB), replacing the advisory board that guided JAFSCD for its first 10 years. We are seeking candidates to volunteer in helping lead and advise this community-supported publication.

Our vision is to create a board with representatives from all states, provinces, tribal and Indigenous communities, and territories in the U.S. and Canada, as well as representatives from as many non-North American countries as possible. We seek activist-scholars/scholar-activists, NGO leaders, and food system practitioners and researchers who are passionate about JAFSCD’s focus on diversity and inclusion, its practical and accessible scholarship, and in helping us grow the JAFSCD shareholder community

JAFSCD Editorial Board members receive:

  • Title: “JAFSCD Editorial Board Member” (representing _X_ state, Province, tribal/Indigenous community, territory, or country, etc.)
  • Photo and bio on our website with a link to a website of your choice
  • The opportunity to provide leadership to the world’s only community-supported journal

JAFSCD Editorial Board responsibilities include the following:

  • Reaching out to young authors and authors of color and less privileged institutions and programs and encourage submissions and make referrals to our author support services program.
  • Serving as a JAFSCD brand ambassador; sharing information with your networks about JAFSCD increases the discovery and utilization of our content.
  • Promoting calls for papers and encouraging research submissions as well as Voices from the Grassroots and commentaries.
  • Promoting the need for research collaborations between scholars and local groups in a region such that real problems are addressed.
  • Helping us recruit shareholding organizations in your particular geographic area.

If you’re interested in applying to become a JEB representative from your state, province, territory, tribal/Indigenous community, or country, please complete the brief application form. Note that we ask you to upload your resume or CV, so you might want to have it ready.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact editor in chief Duncan Hilchey.