Call for Associate Editor

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Call for Associate Editor

The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society

30 November 2021

About the Role

We are looking for additional Associate Editors with academic background in areas such as arts administration, museum science, cultural policy, law, political science, or sociology. Associate Editors are significant to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. It is a key role, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic timetable.

The successful candidate will:

Champion the Journal

  • Be an ambassador for the Journal; build, nurture, and help the Editor-in-Chief grow a community around it.
  • Increase awareness of the articles published in the Journal in all relevant communities and amongst colleagues.
  • Make the Journal essential reading, for example by citing key articles on your students’ reading lists.
  • Participate at relevant conferences.

Commissioning/soliciting content

  • Encourage the submission of articles to the Journal from expert researchers in the field including colleagues.
  • Encourage ‘rising stars’ to submit to the Journal – new young talent is essential for a Journal’s health.
  • Suggest potential contributors, generate ideas for Special Issues and reviews, and commission papers as required.

Assist with peer review process

  • Provide support for the peer review process and act as a reviewer whenever required.
  • Adhere to the Journal’s Guidelines on Publishing Ethics to assure the integrity and reputation of the Journal is maintained at all times. Taylor & Francis also refer you to the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Provide feedback and strategic suggestion

  • Attend meetings with Taylor & Francis and the Editorial Board.
  • Provide Taylor & Francis with useful feedback from authors, readers, and colleagues.
  • Flag newsworthy articles for marketing.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover journal-related expenses. Taylor & Francis will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal. The Journal utilizes an online editorial office system, ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Becoming an Associate Editor of the journal is a rewarding experience where you will build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

Interested in applying?

Here are the skills and attributes we would be looking for in a successful applicant:

  • Someone who is active in the community with strong personal networks
  • Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions
  • The ability to foster positive working relationships with Editor-in-Chief and fellow Associate Editors

The role will formally begin from 1 January 2022.

Submitting your Application 

You are invited to submit a vision statement and CV to:

Geraldine Richards, Portfolio Manager: [email protected]

Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

  • Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it
  • How you would work in partnership with the Editor-in-Chief and editorial board
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
  • How you would work with authors

Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society (JAMLS) is an authoritative resource for the field of performing, visual, and media arts in particular, and cultural affairs more generally. Articles, commentary, and book reviews address current and ongoing issues in arts policy, management, law, and governance from a range of philosophical and national perspectives. The journal seeks to increase communication and foster understanding among artists, public and private policymakers, cultural administrators, trustees, patrons, scholars, educators, and lawyers. Diverse disciplinary viewpoints are represented, encompassing aesthetics, economics, history, law, organizational management, political science, and sociology. A broad range of issues are addressed within the journal. Management topics might involve finance, labor relations, fundraising, marketing, or technological impacts; legal topics might include copyright, censorship, or trustee obligations; and cultural topics might involve education, historical preservation, or cultural diversity.