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Call For Editors


Applications are invited for the post of co-editor for the Journal of Social Work Practice.

We are looking to recruit two new co-editors, to start September 2019, subject to negotiation.

The main tasks, undertaken by the two co-editors, involve receiving and processing contributions for the journal through peer review, communicating with authors and peer reviewers throughout this process and arriving at final decisions on publication via the online submission system ScholarOne Manuscripts™.

In addition, the co-editor will be expected to contribute with others to the development of an editorial strategy for the journal and be involved in representing the Journal at conferences and elsewhere. A key feature of this work involves liaising with the Publishers, Editorial Board, International Editors and Panel of Assessors and attending to other aspects of journal maintenance.

Applications are invited from candidates with some experience of academic writing, journal publishing and peer review processes and experience of working as a supportive and collaborative team member. The post is for three years but can be extended for a further three years.

Further details about the Journal, a full Job Description and Personal Specification are provided below.

Application: A brief, two-page CV and a covering letter in support of your application and the contact details for two referees should be emailed to: Stephen Marsden at info@gaps.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 31st May 2019

Interviews will be held in London on Friday 12th July 2019

For an informal conversation, please contact Juliet Koprowska at
juliet.koprowska@york.ac.uk or Gillian Ruch at G.Ruch@sussex.ac.uk.


The post involves the commissioning, selecting and editing of papers for inclusion in the Journal.

Applications are invited from suitable candidates with experience of reviewing and writing for journals.

The editor will be expected to have some experience of academic writing, journal publishing and peer review processes and be able to work as a supportive and collaborative team member.

The post is for three years but can be extended for a further three years. It includes ex-officio membership of the GAPS Board of Trustees.

The Journal is published by Taylor and Francis under a licence agreement with GAPS. Editors of the Journal enter into an Editor Agreement with GAPS, which is based on similar agreements produced by Taylor and Francis for the journals they own. Editors work closely with the Board of Trustees of GAPS, but the principle of editorial independence is enshrined in the GAPS Constitution. The editors’ responsibilities are outlined in the GAPS/Taylor & Francis Publishing Agreement and the GAPS Constitution.

These responsibilities are also indicated in the GAPS Editor Agreement and Constitution, which are available on request. To ensure continuity and flexibility, it is the responsibility of the editors to decide how to deploy themselves so that all tasks and responsibilities are effectively undertaken. The publisher supplies and maintains a ScholarOne Manuscripts (formerly Manuscript Central) site to assist the editors with the submission and peer review process. Full training will be provided to incoming editors (and their administrators, where applicable) by the publisher’s specialist in-house ScholarOne team.


The Journal is located online at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjsw20/current


Full Job Specification

Journal of Social Work Practice

The journal promotes the use of psychodynamic and systemic perspectives to explore and explain social work practice and relationship-based practice. It publishes papers based on empirical research, theory and practice experience from the UK and around the world, all of which are anonymously reviewed by two peer reviewers. The journal aims to provide a forum in which: • practice, institutional and policy matters are examined through psychodynamic and systemic lenses; • the lived experience of practitioners, educators and researchers in contemporary helping professions in the UK and in other cultures and countries is reflected and made visible; • psychodynamic and systemic perspectives are linked to and evaluated in the light of other theoretical orientations.

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