Call for EDITOR-IN-CHIEF of Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History
Deadline: 15th February
Historical Methods reaches an international audience of historians and other social scientists concerned with historical problems. It explores interdisciplinary approaches to new data sources, new approaches to older questions and material, and practical discussions of computer and statistical methodology, data collection, and sampling procedures. In addition to its long-time interest in quantitative approaches to historical questions, Historical Methods also emphasizes a variety of other issues such as methods for interpreting visual information and the rhetoric of social scientific history. We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief or co-Editors with an academic background in history or the social sciences, as well as the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. It is a significant role, with high profile, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic timetable.
The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions. The Editor 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. There will be an agreed handover period with the out-going Editors to ensure seamless transition.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses. Routledge will also organize regular board meetings, and we will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal. The Journal utilizes an online editorial office system, ScholarOne.
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
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
- Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner
- The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as Associate Editors
This position may be available as a co-editorship – please note your interest in this in your application.
The role will formally begin from 01 July 2020.
Submitting your application:
If you would like to apply for the position of EDITOR-IN-CHIEF please forward your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement to Geraldine Richards, Portfolio Manager. 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 editorial board
- How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
- How you would work with authors
Historical Methods reaches an international audience of historians and other social scientists concerned with historical problems. It explores interdisciplinary approaches to new data sources, new approaches to older questions and material, and practical discussions of computer and statistical methodology, data collection, and sampling procedures