By Leandro Rodriguez Medina
Tapuya is a highly innovative yet editorially challenging journal because of its multiple connections with institutions and academics throughout South America, Central America, and the Caribbean, as well as around the globe. In addition to making editorial decisions, the founding Editor in Chief (EiC), along with the Editorial Team, have devoted time to financial issues, scholarly networking, negotiations with the publisher, setting up journal infrastructures, recruiting staff, and problem-solving related to the daily activities of the journal. Editing the journal will continue to remain a demanding part-time job, though a highly rewarding one.
Tapuya has decided to support future EiCs by creating the Hebe Vessuri Chair in Latin American Science, Technology and Society. Future EiCs will hold the Vessuri Chair for 5 years and must reside and work in a Latin American or Caribbean country during this time. The position is renewable for an additional 3-year period whenever justifiable by on-going Tapuya projects.