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Southeastern Environmental Law Journal

Editorial Positions

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Articles Editors

The Articles Editors (ArtEs) are the heart of the editing process. ArtEs coordinate the work of the member editors, dividing and combining the article and edits at each stage of the editing process. ArtEs are responsible for working with and providing feedback to Member Editors as well as putting together a cohesive article based on Member Editor suggestions, at each editing stage.

Associate Editors

The Associate Editors (AEs) coordinate the work of the Articles Editors and the Member Editors, overseeing the process to make sure that each editor is both doing his or her job and doing it well. Each AE is assigned one article. It is the responsibility of the AE to combine all of the edits and suggestions of the Articles Editors into a cohesive article that should be ready for publication or author review.

Associate Members

Associate Members are 3Ls who have completed the requirements to be a member editor (Student Note and editing requirements) but have chosen not to serve in an editorial capacity in their 3L year. Associate members are still expected to attend required SELJ meetings and participate in voting processes. This position is great for someone who wants to continue to participate in SELJ activities, but does not have the time or inclination to take on more responsibility.

Book Editor

The Book Editor prepares the page proofs, which formats the articles for publication. The Book Editor also oversees the maintenance of the SELJ Web site.

Editor in Chief

The Editor in Chief, a 3L, has ultimate responsibility for all aspects of SELJ's operations. The Editor in Chief coordinates all activities, interfacing with the Managing Editor, Articles Editors, Associate Editors, and Senior Associate Editor, and is actively involved in recruiting and selecting new members. The Editor in Chief also establishes the editing schedule, does the final editorial review of every article, and supervises publication of the articles.

The Editor in Chief is an elected position, voted on each Spring.

Managing Editor

The Managing Editor (ManE) is responsible for managing the organizational operations of the Journal. The ManE is primarily responsible for managing the financial aspects of the Journal, increasing subscriptions of the Journal, promoting the image of the Journal through article and advertising solicitation, and soliciting monetary support from the community. The ManE is also responsible for the renewal and continuation of subscriptions, patrons, and advertising interests. The ManE must keep a current list of all subscribers, patrons, and advertisers and maintain attendance records of all Members at all Journal meetings. Additionally, he or she must enforce the Bylaws of the Journal.

Research Editor

The Research Editor (RE) coordinates the source pulling aspect of the editing process. He or she makes sure that the sources are available and assists the Member Editors in locating and pulling sources. The RE organizes the sources in a single location and returns all sources to their rightful owners at the end of each semester. For the source-pull, the RE prepares a spreadsheet listing all sources cited in an article, and collects and places each source in the SELJ office for editors to use in their edits. This position is great for developing research and organizational skills.

The RE also coordinates the Student Note topic list. This list is compiled based on recent environmental law decisions and activities and gives an overview of each case or event to the Member Editors, who must then choose from the list for their Student Note.

Senior Associate Editor

The Senior Associate Editor (SAE) acts as the final eyes on each article before it goes to the Editor in Chief for approval. Often, the SAE acts as an Associate Editor in the editing process. The SAE should not let the article get past him or her until it is completed and will send the article back to the previous editor if need be.

The SAE is also the liason for the Journal during the Joint Journal Writing Competition. The SAE serves on the Joint Journal Writing Committee and coordinates the Competition when it is SELJ's turn to run the Competition. The SAE facilitates the Journal selection process for SELJ, coordinating grading of Competition packets and picking new members.

Student Note Editors

The Student Note Editors (SNEs) are assigned to a group of 2L Member Editors. The SNE is a 3L who guides the ME in selecting a topic, making deadlines, and editing the note if the ME is chosen for publication.