Assessment in Education: Call for Executive Editor

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Call for Executive Editor

Assessment in Education



5 October 2021

About the Role

Would you like to be an Executive Editor of Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice?

Assessment in Education is a SSCI ranked journal publishing research of the highest quality. The journal provides a focus for scholarly output in the field of assessment. With an explicit international focus, the journal’s Executive Editorial team encourages contributions from a wide range of assessment systems and cultures with the intent of exploring both commonalities and differences in policy and practice.

The journal publishes six issues per year through a combination of unsolicited submissions, as well as commissioned Special Issues.

As an Executive Editor, the successful candidate(s) will be a key figure in the journal’s strategic development and be responsible for decision-making on submissions. They will have authority to accept articles following successful peer-review, and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics. They will work collaboratively with the journal’s Lead Editor Therese Hopfenbeck to achieve these goals.

Routledge, Taylor & Francis will provide training and support for the successful candidate(s). There will be biannual meetings of the Executive Editorial team allowing colleagues the chance to collaborate, whether this be in person or virtually, and Routledge will supply regular reports that outline the performance of the journal.

The role of Executive Editor is a rewarding and fulfilling experience; there is ample opportunity to build your own networks, promote the research 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:

• PhD in a relevant and/or related subject to educational assessment;
• proven publishing record;
• active in the community with strong professional networks;
• confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions;
• strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner; and,
• the ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues worldwide.

The role(s) will formally begin January 2022.

Submitting Your Application

You are invited to submit an expression of interest in the form of an email or brief letter to:

Therese Hopfenbeck ([email protected]) and Helen Wheeler ([email protected]

Further information and/or interviews may be requested as part of the application process. 
The deadline is October 5th, 2021.

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Recent decades have witnessed significant developments in the field of educational assessment. New approaches to the assessment of student achievement have been complemented by the increasing prominence of educational assessment as a policy issue. In particular, there has been a growth of interest in modes of assessment that promote, as well as measure, standards and quality. These have profound implications for individual learners, institutions and the educational system itself.

Assessment in Education provides a focus for scholarly output in the field of assessment. The journal is explicitly international in focus and encourages contributions from a wide range of assessment systems and cultures. The journal's intention is to explore both commonalities and differences in policy and practice.