Dix-Neuf - Call for Co-Editor

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10 January 2022

Co-Editor Vacancy

Established in 2003 and publishing quarterly, Dix-Neuf is the interdisciplinary journal of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes and provides a forum for cutting-edge research in nineteenth-century French and francophone studies across a multitude of disciplines. Routledge and the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes are seeking to appoint a new co-editor to join the team.

Role Description

Dix-Neuf currently has three editors, each serving for a term of five years, and we are very grateful for the contributions of Andrew Watts (University of Birmingham) who will be stepping down in 2022. The new editor will be working alongside Masha Belenky (George Washington University) and Larry Duffy (University of Kent). Editors of Dix-Neuf are appointed members of the executive committee of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes, which meets (now usually remotely) at least twice a year. The Society and Routledge are dedicated to diversity, inclusion, and fair process, and we therefore welcome scholars from all backgrounds and creeds to apply.

The successful candidate will be jointly responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions, using the Dix-Neuf  Editorial Manager site. They will have authority to accept articles following peer review and will ensure that reviewers, authors, and Editorial Board members adhere to the journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics. Dix-Neuf  also publishes at least one annual themed issue, often with a guest editor, who the candidate would work closely with. For a list of special issues, please visit: https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/ydix20/special-issues.

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 recognised as a leading figure within the research community.

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

  • Active within the nineteenth-century French studies research community;

  • Experience of academic publishing (for example special issues, peer review, edited collections, etc.);

  • Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to attract the highest quality submissions;

  • Strong organisational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner;

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as reviewers, Editorial Board members, authors and Routledge contacts;

  • Time to devote to the journal’s development and act as an ambassador for Dix-Neuf and the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes.

The role will formally begin from 9th April 2022, with a gradual shadowing period between January and April 2022.

Submitting Your Application

If you would like to apply for the position of co-editor please send a short version of your CV (including major publications, research areas, and relevant editorial experience) and a one page covering letter to the President of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes, Jennifer Yee (University of Oxford), at [email protected], by 10th January 2022.

Your covering letter should be no longer than one page and should cover:

  • Why you are interested in the role;

  • What opportunities for development you see for the journal, and ideas for how you would enact these.

Following receipt of applications, candidates will be selected for online interview. Formal appointment and a transition timeline will then be mutually agreed with the Society, Routledge and the outgoing editor.

If you have any questions about the role or application process, please contact Masha Belenky ([email protected]) or Larry Duffy ([email protected]).

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Aims and Scope of the Journal

Dix-Neuf, the journal of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes, is a forum for cutting-edge research in nineteenth-century French and francophone studies in all relevant disciplines. It is interdisciplinary in focus and seeks to promote wide-ranging critical and theoretical debate.

The journal brings together a team of internationally recognized scholars on its editorial and advisory boards.

Dix-Neuf is online-only and publishes 4 issues in each calendar year volume.