Call for Review Editor

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Call for Review Editor

Application Deadline: 20 December 2019

Review Editor Expressions of Interest

The Review Editor is a voluntary position and is responsible for managing the solicitation, review, and acceptance processes for book reviews submitted to Global Change, Peace & Security. The Review Editor is a member of the GCPS Editorial Board, and reports to the Managing Editor.

About GCPS

The globalisation of insecurity has become one of the distinguishing trends of our time and serves to remind us of the sheer scale and complexity of contemporary change.

Global Change, Peace & Security is a leading refereed journal that addresses the difficult practical and theoretical questions posed by a rapidly globalising world. By focusing on the international dimension of political, economic and cultural life, it cuts across the traditional boundaries that separate states, economies and societies, as well as disciplines and ideologies.

Global Change, Peace & Security seeks to illuminate the sharp and often perplexing contradictions of an increasingly integrated yet fragmented world. Ethno-nationalism, the break-up of established states, and religious and civilizational divisions coexist with new forms of economic and financial integration. Gross violations of human rights, environmental degradation, large and uncontrolled population movements, and rapidly expanding transnational crime are taking place at a time of unparalleled UN activism, and the rise of a host of new legal and institutional arrangements, both regionally and globally.

Global Change, Peace & Security aims to explore these trends and counter-trends. It endeavours to foster a more holistic interpretation of the dichotomy of competitive geopolitics and geoconomics on the one hand and emerging conceptions of common, comprehensive and human security on the other. It analyses the sources and consequences of conflict, violence and insecurity, but also the conditions and prospects for conflict transformation, peacekeeping and peace-building.

Global Change, Peace & Security intends to bring to this task the insights of unique cultural and intellectual traditions, which incorporate a diverse range of global perspectives. Its aim is to contribute to a scholarly and cosmopolitan dialogue on the nature, origins and remedies of the contemporary human predicament.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaise with publishers and maintain publisher mailing lists and newsletters to identify and obtain appropriate review publications.
  • Identify potential review authors and solicit submissions through direct email and the ScholarOne online system, ensuring review authors receive the Guidelines for Book Review Authors.
  • Work with authors and publishers to ensure the efficient delivery of review publications directly to authors (where one has been identified) or to the GCPS Office at La Trobe University’s School of Law (where an author is still to be secured).
  • Correspond with review authors, acknowledging receipt and ensuring authors are provided with updates on the status of editorial review as required (via direct communication and/or the ScholarOne system.
  • Regularly check the ScholarOne system for updates, including acceptance by potential review, and ensure all developments are updated on the system, including acceptance/rejection of invitations to authors made via direct communication.
  • Review and edit (where grammatical and necessary, tracking changes) submitted review publication submissions in line with GCPS stylistic and quality Guidelines.
  • Provide feedback to review authors. Convey the editorial decisions (accept for publication, revise and resubmit with minor or major changes, or reject) via the ScholarOne system, made in consultation with the Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief. Provide guidance to review authors for revisions where appropriate.
  • Liaise with the Managing Editor on the progress of review submissions and editorial decisions on publications.
  • Liaise with the Managing Editor regarding review publications sent to the GCPS Office, delivery of review publications to authors, and Editorial Board Meetings.
  • Attend and report at Editorial Board Meetings, and liaise with Editorial Board members regarding recommendations for review authors.

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest may be sent to James Bergus (Managing Editor) via email ([email protected]) by no later than 20 December 2019.

Further Information

For further information, contact James Bergus or Dr Aran Martin (Editor-in-Chief) via email.

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