Call for Editor

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Call for Editor

Application Deadline: 27th January

Emerging Markets Finance and Trade focuses on emerging markets and economies, and publishes empirical papers with significant implications for policymakers, managers, financial institutions, corporations, and other key stakeholders.  The journal encompasses research in economics, finance, international business, and international relations.

We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with a strong academic background and publishing experience as well as the enthusiasm and vision to drive the journal forward. The successful candidate or team will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions to the journal, and will have authority to accept articles following successful peer review. You will uphold the highest standards of scholarship for the journal,  and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.

Taylor & Francis will support you in all aspects of the role. We provide training and support on all editorial processes and system, including the journal online editorial office system, ScholarOne, which manages the peer-review process. We will provide you with regular journal performance data to inform your strategic decision-making, and offer guidance on strategic journal development, publishing ethics, and developments within the publishing landscape.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses.

Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling 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. It is a significant role, with a high profile, but one that we believe is compatible with an existing academic timetable.


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

  • Active in the scholarly community with extensive personal networks
  • Confident in engaging with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions
  • Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner
  • The ability to foster positive working relationships with authors, reviewers, editorial team members, and the in-house publishing team at Taylor & Francis

The successful candidate will be expected to assume the role with immediate effect.

Submitting your Application

For an informal discussion of the role, please contact Vicki Whittaker, Head of Portfolio, at [email protected].  If you wish to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief please forward your CV and a vision statement to Portfolio Manager, Michelle Goff, at [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 effectively manage the editorial and peer review operations of the journal
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
  • How you would work with authors

We will consider applications from individuals and from editorial teams. The closing date for applications is 27 January 2020 and interviews will be held between 3 February and 7 February 2020. Please indicate your availability for interview when you submit your application.

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