Committee of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) is seeking
applications for Editor or Co-Editors for the Science Education section of the
online journal, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE).
The duration of appointment is three years, beginning in January, 2020, plus a
half-year overlap with the current editor from July 1, 2019 to December 31,
2019. The new editor will assume full editing responsibilities of the Science
Education Section from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022.
The CITE Journal is an
online, peer-reviewed journal, established and jointly sponsored by five
professional associations (ASTE, AMTE, NCSS, CEE, and SITE). This is the only
joint venture of this kind in the field of teacher education. Each professional
association has sole responsibility for editorial review of articles in its
discipline. The online journal format allows authors to demonstrate the
technologies about which they are writing, including video and audio segments,
animation, virtual reality, Web links, and simulations. The current issue of
the journal may be accessed at http://www.citejournal.org.
The CITE Science
Education Section Editor must be a member in good standing of ASTE. This
individual should have research expertise in science teacher education and
applications of technology as well as experience in publishing and reviewing
manuscripts for refereed professional educational journals. In addition, the
editor will be expected to attend annual ASTE meetings and serve as an ex-officio
member of the ASTE Publications Committee. Both U.S. and International members
of ASTE are encouraged to apply. CITE holds an annual editors meeting in
conjunction with the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology
and Teachers Education (http://site.aace.org/).
Attendance is strongly encouraged.
Responsibilities for a
CITE Science Education Section Editor include:
· Maintaining academic standards that are
comparable to those of the Journal for Science Teacher Education.
· Soliciting manuscripts for the CITE Science
· Assigning each manuscript submission a minimum
of two review board members.
· Making a decision on the manuscript based on
reviewers’ comments and the disposition of the manuscript with respect to the
purpose of the CITE journal, and communicating the decision with authors.
· Identifying one to two articles for the
Science Education Section in each issue of the CITE journal (Note: published
quarterly, so four to eight articles per year).
· Originating the call for and the selection of
Editorial Review Board (ERB) members yearly.
· Providing the ASTE publication committee the
application materials for those applying to be ERB members, as well as a
recommendation for whom to accept as an ERB member. The ASTE publication
committee reviews the applications and provides a recommendation to the ASTE
Board of Directors for approval.
· Ensuring that reviewers are thanked publicly
on an annual basis.
· Maintaining communication between CITE and
· Maintaining correspondence with CITE reviewers
(including annual thank-you letters).
· Communicating regularly with the ASTE
Newsletter editor(s) to promote the CITE Journal with the ASTE membership.
· Compiling statistics and maintain files as
appropriate for the Science Education Section.
· Working with the ASTE Publications Committee
and Editors of other ASTE related publications to coordinate a “Publishing
in Science Education” or “Publishing in ASTE journals” session at the
annual ASTE conference.
· Submitting semi-annual Board reports to ASTE
through the Publications Committee.
· Interacting regularly with CITE general
· Attending quarterly editors’ meetings via
conference call from CITE.
· Participating annually in the NTLI technology
award selection process.
Support for this
· Complimentary registration to attend the
annual SITE conference provided by the Society for Informational Technology and
Teacher Education (SITE).
· Complimentary membership in ASTE for each year
of full editorial responsibilities.
· A yearly stipend of $800 from ASTE .
Interested persons are
encouraged to email their application materials to the Chairs of the ASTE
Publications Committee (see below). Full applications for the position
are due June 14, 2019 and should include:
· a cover letter describing your editorial
experience and interest in this position,
· a statement from your University/Institution
detailing the support they are willing to provide you during your tenure in
this position, and
· a 2-3 page abbreviated Curriculum Vita for
each applicant that illustrates experiences and expertise associated with the
Questions regarding this position may also be directed
to the ASTE Publications Committee Co-chairs.
Georgia State University
North Carolina State University