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EML - Early Career Advisory Board (EML-ECAB) program

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Extreme Mechanics Letters (EML) is pleased to announce the initiation of an EML - Early Career Advisory Board (EML-ECAB) program to promote outstanding early career researchers and engage them in a path towards editorial services and contributions.

Early career researchers are defined as those who have completed their PhD degree before 1-5 years and/or are within 5 years of their first independent research career in a tenure-track or equivalent position. A typical term for EML-ECAB members is 2 years with a possible renewal for a second term.

The main responsibilities of the EML-ECAB members include:

  • Acting as an ambassador to promote the journal via social media, conferences, and other channels

  • Providing suggestions/feedback/consultation to the editors with the goal to make EML more impactful

  • Conducting reviews for a certain number of papers annually

  • Submitting at least two manuscripts within the term (which are subject to external peer review as with any other submission)

  • Assisting with special issues under the guidance and discretion of the editors

Qualified early career researchers are encouraged to submit an application, including a 2-page CV and a 1-page concise personal statement articulating research expertise, achievements, and goals or plans for acting as EML-ECAB members. The applications should be submitted in a single PDF file and sent to The application for the 2023 term will be accepted between 21 November 2022 – 20 December 2022. All applications will be reviewed by the Editors of EML and applicants will be informed in January 2023. EML Young Investigator Awardees are automatically invited to serve on the EML-ECAB. The appointment is expected to start on January 1st 2023 and the information about the EML-ECAB will be announced in journal home page and social media channels.

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