Recruitment of  Youth Editorial Board Members

Published on: 26 Jul 2021 Viewed: 4130

To provide young scholars with an active academic exchange platform for exchanging ideas with each other and influential experts in soft science and engineering, the Editorial Office of Soft Science is now recruiting global Youth Editorial Board members through self-recommendation and selection by the Editorial Board.

As a member of the Youth Editorial Board, you will have the chance to work alongside the current Editorial Board, consisting of world-famous scholars who are all working to build an active, academic platform and promote collaboration in the field of soft science research globally. You are invited to apply for this position.

Benefits include:

  • No publication fee for your article once accepted after peer-review;
  • Priority publication of your work and recommended articles in Soft Science after peer review and acceptance;
  • Opportunities to participate in or host annual meetings or online seminars organized by the Editorial Office;
  • Opportunities to exchange ideas with internationally influential researchers in this field;
  • Publish two articles free after the journal indexed by SCI;
  • An opportunity to promote to the Editorial Board based on your contributions to the journal;
  • A certificate of appointment issued by the Editor-in-Chief.

1. Soft Science

Soft Science is an international peer-reviewed, open access, online journal dedicated to rapidly reviewing and publishing high-quality research in the broad field of mechanically soft, deformable, and deployable materials, devices, and systems. Emphasis is laid on the impact, depth, and originality of new concepts, observations, manufacturing, materials, structures, devices, and systems of the forefront of engineering and applied sciences. The topical areas of interest include: Manufacturing, properties and applications of soft materials, structures, electronics, and systems; Soft, flexible, stretchable, wearable electronics, optoelectronics, sensors, biomedicine and energy devices; Conformable and deployable electronics; Soft robotics, smart skins, and human-machine interfaces; Soft materials, smart materials, and composites; Soft structures and architecture materials; Organic, inorganic and hybrid thin films, materials and devices; Additive manufacturing (e.g., 3D, 4D printing) of soft materials, structures, and devices; Printed electronics and systems.

Soft Science was founded by OAE Publishing Inc. in 2021, and its Editor-in-Chief is Professor Zhifeng Ren (M. D. Anderson chair professor at the Department of Physics of the University of Houston and the director of the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston (TcSUH)).

2. Recruitment Eligibility

  • You will need a research background in the field of soft science, and have presided over national research projects and achieved significant research achievements;
  • You should have experience on the review process of SCI journals;
  • You will have a passion for building world-class journals in the field of soft science.

3. Responsibilities of a Youth Editorial Board Member

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Contribute or invite a high-quality research article or a review article to the journal during the first year of tenure;
  • Participate in peer-review works of the journal and help control the publishing quality;
  • Publicize and promote the journal at academic conferences and among peers;
  • Provide suggestions and guidance for the development of the journal.

4. Term and Evaluation of Youth Editorial Board Members

  • Term of appointment: two years. Dynamic selection of the next Youth Editorial Board according to the completion of annual tasks;
  • Evaluation: Produce a work plan at the beginning of each year, participate in at least two tasks mentioned above, and submit the performance certificate of the responsible work at the end of the year. The Editorial Board will conduct an annual evaluation, and the outstanding person can be re-elected.

5. Applications

  • Please send your academic resume to with the subject of "Soft Science Youth Editorial Board Application + Name + Research Interest."
  • The selection process of the Youth Editorial Board: a preliminary review of resume → selection by the Editorial Board → confirmation and publicity.

The Soft Science Editorial Board looks forward to receiving your application.

Soft Science
ISSN 2769-5441 (Online)
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