Join Research in Ecology and Be Part of Topical Advisory Board


The Topical Advisory Board consists of experienced researchers and early career researchers who are eager to gain editorial experience. We invite early career researchers who currently hold an independent research position in academia or a government institute to apply for a position on the Topical Advisory Board. As a member, they will provide support to Collection Editors and Editorial Board Members. Each year, the performance of the members is evaluated, and exceptional members may be promoted to the Editorial Board by the Editor-in-Chief.


The main responsibilities of the Topical Advisory Board members include:


  1. Setting up at least one Topical Collection within two years of the appointment. Collaborations on Topical Collections with other established researchers are encouraged, and are mandatory for early career researchers. The topic of the proposal should be within the scope of the journal. The scope of the Topical Collection should be broad enough to attract a reasonable number of submissions but narrow enough to provide a cohesive collection of articles. The Topical Collection should cover a small part of the scope of the journal, but not the whole.
  2. Providing a detailed strategy plan for the Topical Collection, including assisting in preparing the Topical Collection’s title, aim and scope, summary, and keywords, in addition to soliciting papers and promoting the Topical Collection.
  3. Supervising the peer-review procedure of articles submitted to the Topical Collection.
  4. Providing support for Topical Collections related to your expertise when the Collection Editor(s) is not available. This includes Topical Collection promotion via social media and giving advice on some scientific cases.
  5. Promotingthe journal at conferences (adding one–two slides into your presentation, distributing flyers, recommending the journal to your colleagues, etc.), on social media, and on other relevant platforms.


The main privileges of the Topical Advisory Board members include:


  1. A recognition certificate as a Topical Advisory Board member.
  2. Publishing one paper free of charge in your Topical Collection each year.
  3. Inviting high quality papers to be published in your Topical Collection with certain discounts.


          Two year, can be renewed for a second term.

Applicants who would like to serve as Topical Advisory Board member should:

  • Research field within the journal's scope.
  • Hold an independent research position in academia or a government institute.
  • Stand by open access policy and have the capacity to make contributions to our journal.

If you are interested, please contact the RE Editorial Office ( to apply for this role.