Posted: May 4, 2022

Editor-in-Chief Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Application Deadline: May 31, 2022

The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB), the official peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, since 1969, serves as a global resource to advance nutrition education and behavior-related research, practice, and policy. JNEB supports the continued development of diversity, equity, and inclusivity as well as transparency in publishing.

JNEB publishes original research, as well as papers focused on emerging issues, policies, and practices broadly related to nutrition education and behavior. These topics include, but are not limited to, nutrition education interventions, theoretical interpretation of behavior, epidemiology of nutrition and health, food systems, food assistance programs, nutrition and behavior assessment, and public health nutrition. Strategies to implement nutrition education, such as policy, systems, and environmental approaches or technological advances are also considered. Skill development within interventions, such as food procurement and culinary expertise; physical activity partnered with nutrition education; and strategies to reduce food insecurity are valued.

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the overall management and production of the content of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB), published online 12 times a year by Elsevier.  The Editor-in-Chief provides all services necessary to manage the affairs of the JNEB in a businesslike fashion. The Editor-in-Chief supervises support staff, which currently includes managing editor services, the Senior Associate Editor, Associate Editors, and an Editor Assistant focused on reviews of new resources. The Editor-in-Chief works with Elsevier and its delegates, such as the publisher, journal manager, etc. Finally, the Editor-in-Chief works in collaboration with the Journal Committee (JC) and its subcommittees to review policies and practices related to JNEB.

The Editor-in-Chief also facilitates the growth of JNEB, including but not limited to the following editorial and management services that may, at the Editor-in-Chief’s discretion, be delegated to Associate Editors or other staff:

  • Provides strategies, insight, leadership into the continued growth of JNEB authors, readers, and reviewers reflecting the overall goals of SNEB
  • Is responsible for the content and sequence for each issue, including providing editorials “From JNEB” and oversight/corrections/approval for the “From SNEB” editorial from submission to final publication
  • Manages JNEB administrative affairs, including hiring and supervision of staff
  • Maintains the Board of Editors in conjunction with the Journal Committee
  • Maintains timely communication with the Board of Editors, authors, reviewers, SNEB staff, Journal Committee and the SNEB Board of Directors (BOD) for all accomplishments, trends, and emerging issues; and
  • Maintains JNEB policies reflecting both the Committee on Publication Ethics guidelines, standards of the publisher, and mission of SNEB.



  • Doctorate in nutrition or related field
  • Strong publication history in nutrition education and behavior change or related field
  • Letter of support from Supervisor (e.g., Department Head), or, if acting as an independent contractor, a statement about work plan/arrangement


  • Demonstrated experience in journal publishing and editing
  • SNEB Membership
  • Prior experience as Board of Editor or Associate Editor level position for JNEB or other journal(s) in a related field

Ideal Characteristics:

  • Strong leadership and managerial skills
  • Highly efficient self-starter with excellent organizational skills, problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and an eye for detail
  • Excellent communication, feedback, and presentation skills, both written and oral
  • Comfortable working with a remote team

Applications must include a CV, three professional references (name and contact information only), and a letter of interest. The letter of interest will detail your experiences in publishing, editorial experiences, management and leadership expertise, and address diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) with your perspective and philosophy on DEI in publishing.

How To Apply:

For more information about this position, please contact Virginia C. Stage, PhD, RDN (Search Committee chair) at [email protected].