Call for Co-Editor

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Call for Co-Editor

Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

Expressions of interest are invited for the post of co-Editor for Community, Work & Family

Routledge, Taylor & Francis is undertaking a process to appoint a co-editor for the journal Community, Work & Family for (in the first instance) a four year term.  The co-editor will work with Professor Rebecca Lawthom and Dr Mara Yerkes, co-Editors of CWF, to maintain and enhance the Journal’s quality and reputation internationally.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 31 October 2019.

Job Description

The new co-Editor will:

  • Work with the current co-Editors to maintain and enhance the Journal’s quality and reputation internationally;
  • Be responsible for soliciting and encouraging submissions to CWF;
  • Identify suitable peer reviewers, making publication decisions about submissions following peer review, and ensuring that authors receive a first decision on their submissions within 3 months on average;
  • Receive and process submissions through double-blind peer review using the Journal’s ScholarOne Manuscripts website (including initial editorial screening for suitability, assigning papers to other members of the editorial team if and as appropriate, selecting and inviting peer reviewers, managing correspondence with reviewers where necessary, making decisions on submissions). Familiarity with ScholarOne will be an advantage;
  • Ensure that all authors and reviewers adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics;
  • Collaborating with the Journal’s editorial board and adapting its composition as necessary in line with the editorial strategy for the Journal;
  • Collaborate closely with Routledge to develop the editorial strategy and direction of the Journal.

Routledge, Taylor & Francis currently provide Editorial Assistant support to assist with the administrative aspects of managing a journal’s ScholarOne Manuscripts website, including checking all necessary files and information have been submitted, correspondence with authors and reviewers as required on technical aspects of submitting and reviewing, and sending accepted manuscripts into our production system.

The Journal’s board also organises regular board meetings (primarily through video-conference); the Publisher will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal.

Routledge expects to provide an annual Editorial Stipend to contribute to expenses related to the Editor/Editorial Team’s activities for the Journal.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have a breadth of knowledge in work or family issues, expertise of work and family from an organizational perspective is a plus; an international reputation with extensive professional networks in the academic community; and enthusiasm for and commitment to maintaining and continuing to build the Journal’s reputation. Journal editorial experience would be an advantage.

How to Express an Interest in Editing CWF

We welcome expressions of interest from individuals who wish to co-edit the Journal. Expressions of interest should include a brief letter on why you are particularly qualified to edit the Journal, and why you are interested. A CV should also be submitted.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 31 October 2019. A shortlist of candidates will be invited to submit a short document on their vision for the future of the Journal and to discuss it with us (in person, telephone, or video-conference).

To express an interest, or for further details, please contact: Erato Basea, Portfolio Manager, Routledge Journals at All expressions of interest will be treated as strictly confidential.

About the Journal

Now in its 22nd volume, Community, Work & Family provides a forum for social scientists and practitioners to share experiences and ideas and debate current issues and controversies. The aims of Community, Work & Family are:

  • to publish theoretical, research-based, policy and practical contributions in the growing area of community, work and family and their interface
  • to publish regular articles, as well as policy notes, research notes, and Voices articles: short pieces written from a researcher’s perspective. See the Instructions for Authorsfor more details.
  • to provide an international forum for debate in the field and reflect the range of approaches to community, work and family in different contexts, by encouraging contributions from academics and practitioners from around the world
  • to foster the development of theory, research, policy and practice
  • to highlight the experiences of those members of communities, organisations and families whose voices are seldom heard
  • to encourage critical examination of existing frameworks and practices to promote research which employs methods with the potential to lead to social action

The Distinctive nature of the Journal

  • Recognises the contested nature of community, work and family
  • Highlights the perspectives of multiple stakeholders in communities, work organisations and families
  • Explores dimensions of social and organisational change
  • Includes voices which are often not heard and are ‘hidden’
  • Emphases research and practice
  • Targets academics and professionals and is interdisciplinary within the social sciences
  • Reports research using diverse methods and with implications for policy and practice
  • Encourages new ways of thinking about diversity and equality
  • Promotes international debate and collaboration
  • Legitimises reflexivity in research in practice

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