Environmental Connection Editorial Review Board

The Editorial Review Board consists of IECA members who are experts in the field and have volunteered to serve. Volunteers serve at will and may step down at any time. The Editorial Review Board will be acknowledged in Environmental Connection, and will have the opportunity to gain recognition among their peers.

What the Review Board Does

Technical articles are subject to a peer review by at least one and usually two reviewers who are experts in the field. Manuscripts submitted with approval by an IECA committee or Chapter are not subject to additional review, as they have already been reviewed and approved by the committee or Chapter. Industry and association news items are not subject to mandatory review, but may be submitted for review at the editor's discretion.
Members of the Editorial Review Board work directly with the editor of Environmental Connection to ensure that manuscripts are reviewed in a timely and professional fashion. Completed reviews need to be returned to the editorial office within one week after assignment for review. If a reviewer is unable to complete the review within this time frame, he or she should notify the editor as quickly as possible.
Reviewers will be provided with a review form that they will complete for each manuscript they are assigned to review. If the assigned reviewers are not in agreement as to the correctness or merit of a manuscript, the editor may assign additional reviewers.
Because this is a blind review process, reviewers will not work directly with authors to correct errors or omissions that are noted; the staff editor will serve as the liaison between the reviewers and authors. Whenever possible, authors will be given the opportunity to improve their manuscripts based on the reviewer's feedback.

The Editorial Review Board also will provide strategic direction for IECA's magazine, content ideas and periodic assessment of the magazine's effectiveness at meeting IECA member needs.

IECA is always seeking members to serve on the Editorial Review Board, so please contact the IECA Education if you'd like to serve.

IECA is the foremost organization for those involved in or concerned about soil erosion control. Membership (in IECA) tells others you take erosion control seriously and you want to help make a difference.

Scott Velting, CPESC, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA