Arantor has chosen to step-down as Project Manager. He will, however, continue as the Emerald Editor project founder (a very prestigious post), web hoster, and some programming. I would say, although this is open to debate, that for the time-being Arantor should have veto power over the new Project Manager. That is, Arantor should have the ultimate say in the direction of the project.
That being said, we need a new project manager. The role of the project manager is as follows:
The Project Manager has overall responsibility for a project’s successful implementation. The Project Manager defines, plans, schedules, and controls the project. The project plan must include tasks, deliverables and resources – the people who will perform the tasks. The manager will monitor and coordinate the activities of the team, and will review their deliverables. In general, the project manager is responsible for the day-to-day work of the Emerald Editor project.
With that, I'd like to open the nominations. I'd propose that nominations remain open until Sunday, December 3rd to allow time for people to notice this posting. (Perhaps this should be moved to the Front Page News section?) Once nominations close we can hold a vote on the nominees.