ASLO established the Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellowship in 2017 to provide opportunities for early career aquatic scientists to experience and shape the sometimes mysterious processes of scientific writing, publishing, and editing -- and to share their experiences with their peers. We just announced the call for applications for the fourth cohort of RCE Fellows.
We thought this an appropriate time to celebrate accomplishments of the first six RCE Fellows by collecting their works in a virtual issue of Limnology and Oceanography Letters. These open-access articles address a range of topics of interest to ECRs: How do editors use peer review in their editorial decisions? What does a good peer review look like? How can I engage in the peer-review process? What steps can I take to write a clear, concise paper? What are the benefits of editorial fellowships for ECRs, scientific societies, and publishers? How can I bring the unique perspectives of ECRs into the publication process?