Assistant Editor needed for

Serials Review

15 March 2024

About the role

Serials Review seeks an Assistant Editor who will work in conjunction with the Editor in Chief and Associate Editor to strengthen the journal’s visibility and support its continued growth. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about the publishing process, liaise with Peer Reviewers and Authors, and uphold the integrity of a well-respected LIS publication.

Specifically, we are eager to welcome someone to:

  • Assist the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor with recruiting and retaining Peer Reviewers and Contributors.
  • Contribute to the planning and intellectual development of regular and special themed issues.
  • Help manage the technical workflows associated with assigning Reviewers, sending reminders, etc. Final editorial decisions would be made by the EiC in collaboration with the AE.
  • Contribute to Calls for Content and then help distribute Calls and other marketable news/information through listservs, social media, and similar communication channels.
  • Respond to Help Desk inquiries about submission status. Escalate to EiC or AE when needed.
  • Contribute to a journal marketing plan, which would be implemented by the EiC, AE, and Assistant Editor

About the journal

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Serials Review , issued quarterly, is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal for the international serials community. Articles focus on serials in the broadest sense of the term and cover all aspects of serials information; regular columns feature interviews, exchanges on controversial topics, book reviews, and conference reports.

The journal encompasses practical, theoretical, and visionary ideas for librarians, publishers, vendors, and anyone interested in the changing nature of serials. Serials Review covers all aspects of serials management: format considerations, publishing models, statistical studies, collection analysis, collaborative efforts, reference and access issues, cataloging and acquisitions, people who have shaped the serials community, and topical bibliographic studies. The journal also examines emerging and changing standards, methods of delivery, innovations, and a multitude of other issues that contribute to the essence of understanding, managing, and publishing serials in a comprehensive, complex, and global environment.

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Key Skills and Attributes

Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • MLS or MLIS degree
  • A strong understanding of the Scholarly Communications field, an awareness of emerging issues, and practical knowledge of areas such as metrics, cataloguing, library assessment, collections management, library discovery, content licensing, etc.
  • Interest in helping develop and nurture publications, in collaboration with the Editor in Chief and Associate Editor.
  • Commitment to collaborating productively with members of the editorial team, reviewers, and prospective authors.
  • The successful candidate will be reliable and well-organized.
  • Excellent personal communication and writing skills, including the ability to give feedback, craft calls for content, and make timely reports to the journal’s EiC and AE.
  • The successful candidate’s communication style will be responsive and courteous.
    Publishing experience is preferred.

Application Instructions

Please submit your CV, a cover letter and a vision statement.

Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

Your analysis of the Strengths, Opportunities, Weaknesses, and Threats related to LIS publishing generally, and Serials Review specifically.

Any questions, please contact [email protected] .


The journal is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within its editorial team and decision making processes. All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on its merits without bias for seniority of institutional affiliation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics.