Call for Associate Editor

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Call for Associate Editor

The Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning

Deadline
30 November 2021

About the Role

The Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning (JAEOL) is looking to appoint a new Associate Editor. Associate Editors are expected to serve for a period of at least 3 years and will receive an honorarium of £500 per annum (February-February).

The Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning is an official publication of the Institute for Outdoor Learning. The main purpose of the journal is to provide a central point and place of reference for the publication and dissemination of research and scholarship on adventure and the outdoors as media for learning, as well as recreation. 

The journal aims to promote dialogue, research, thinking, teaching and practice from critical perspectives in the fields of adventure education and outdoor learning. It intends to publish papers concerned with social, cultural, political, ethical and environmental issues in the outdoor studies field.

‘Outdoor Learning’ is a broad term that includes: outdoor play in the early years, school grounds projects, environmental education, recreational and adventure activities, personal and social development programmes, expeditions, team building, leadership training, management development, education for sustainability, adventure therapy.

‘Adventure Education’ refers to educational implications of activities which are perceived to have elements of personal, social or psychological risk.

Papers that report on research with a wide international interest are especially welcome, as are papers engaging with critical, theoretical and methodological perspectives. 

 

Overall Duties of the Associate Editor:

· Work with the Editor in Chief to ensure high quality peer review and Quality Assurance

· Maintaining editorial standards

· Facilitate timely and accurate delivery of manuscripts for publication

· Share responsibility for soliciting, reviewing, and making final decisions on submissions

· “Customer service” — dealing with author queries

· “Saying No” — rejection of substandard copy

· Advising Publisher of copyright and libel issues/risks

· Be creative, present and implement new ideas

 

Expectations of the Associate Editor:

· Maintain timely and effective communication

· Advance journal performance, quality, and metrics

· Be an active researcher

· Be familiar with the standards and process of academic publishing

· Possess strong organizational and communication skills

· Be able to independently assess scholarly products,

· Have interest in building relationships with other scholars

· Meet the requirements for the membership of the Editorial Board

 

Interested in applying?

Applications will close on 30th of November 2021 1pm (GMT)

The decision will be made by the Editorial Board by the 15th of December. Role will start on the 1st of February 2022.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the current JAEOL Editor in Chief, Barbara Humberstone: [email protected], with questions about the journal’s current processes and operations.

The Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning is an official publication of the Institute for Outdoor Learning. The main purpose of the journal is to provide a central point and place of reference for the publication and dissemination of research and scholarship on adventure and the outdoors as media for learning, as well as recreation. The journal aims to promote dialogue, research, thinking, teaching and practice from critical perspectives in the fields of adventure education and outdoor learning. It intends to publish papers concerned with social, cultural, political, ethical and environmental issues in the outdoor studies field.