Associate Editor needed for

Journal of Peace Education

01 August 2024

About the role

The Journal of Peace Education is currently accepting applications for consideration for an associate editor position. The associate editor will work closely with the existing editor-in-chief on a weekly basis to oversee the administrative functions and overall health of the journal.

Weekly associate editor duties include:

  • examining paper submissions for aim and scope fit, using the online submission system;
  • finding appropriate reviewers for papers;
  • maintaining accurate tracking records for paper submissions;
  • responding to multiple inquiries regarding paper submissions and special editions;
  • overseeing a research spotlight section of the journal; and
  • communicating with the editor, research assistant, and others as needed about journal progress; and
  • Other needs that arise.

Other duties may include: 

  • co-envisioning and enacting plans to promote access, diversity, and educational justice in relationship to JPE author representation and JPE audience;
  • develop and facilitate a critical mentorship program for the Journal;
  • tending to special editions and special projects that emerge;
  • assisting in emergent, co-generated research projects as a co-author;
  • communicating with the editorial board as/when needed;
  • assisting with a social media and outreach plan that could involve creating Podcasts and other media platforms with select authors and editorial board members; and
  • Co-envisioning and designing new forms of scholarship and creative dissemination for the 21st century audience and beyond.

This position will require 4-5 hours of committed time per week, including during the summer months. Clear demonstration of this commitment will be required. A cover letter demonstrating peace education and editing expertise, as well as a curriculum vitae are due August 1st, 2024. Please send them to Ed Brantmeier at c/o Taylor & Francis. Candidates will need to be approved by the editorial board of the Journal of Peace Education and the publishing company, Taylor & Francis.

About the journal

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The Journal of Peace Education publishes articles which promote discussions on theories, research and practices in peace education in varied educational and cultural settings.  We are  transdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and intercultural. We link theory and research to educational practice and are committed to furthering original research on peace education, theory, curriculum and pedagogy.

The Journal of Peace Education understands peace education as education for the achievement of non-violent, ecologically sustainable, just and participatory societies. Recent proactive efforts for the journal include an Equity and Access Special Collection.

Journal metrics


  • 51K annual downloads/views

 Citation metrics

  • 0.6 (2022) Impact Factor
  • 0.9 (2022) 5 year IF
  • 1.5 (2022) CiteScore (Scopus)
  • Q2 CiteScore Best Quartile
  • 0.879 (2022) SNIP
  • 0.346 (2022) SJR

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Key Skills and Attributes

Ready to apply? Here are the skills and attributes we are looking for in a successful applicant:

  • Experience in academic publishing and familiarity with all stages of the process.
  • The capacity to devote time each week to the role, and to attend Editorial Board meetings and training sessions as needed.
  • The ability to ensure all submitted manuscripts are considered in a prompt, consistent and professional manner.
  • The ability to confidently use an online peer review management system and ensure members of the editorial team do the same.
  • Experience with working effectively with independent peer reviewers.
  • The ability to read, summarize, and make decisions based on independent reviewer reports.
  • A commitment to communicating promptly, consistently, and professionally with authors during the peer review process.
  • A commitment to engaging promptly and efficiently with Taylor & Francis staff and suppliers to implement necessary processes and improvements.
  • A strong commitment to ethical rigor as well as knowledge of the COPE guidelines and commitment to ensure that the journal adheres to strict ethical standards at all times.
  • A willingness to proactively lead the journal’s Editorial Board, to include arranging and leading Editorial Board meetings.
  • A proven track record as a key opinion leader and known figure within your academic discipline.
  • Actively involved in growing and developing your academic networks through conference attendance and experience of networking through social media.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the open access publishing environment.
  • A vision and enthusiasm for the continuous development of the journal.

Application Instructions

A Role Profile for the ASSOCIATE EDITOR is available on request. Applications should include your CV, a Cover Letter and a Vision Statement. Your Vision Statement should be no longer than 1 page and include:

  • Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it
  • How you would work in partnership with the Editorial Board
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
  • How you would work with authors

The role will formally begin from August 2024

Any questions, please ask [email protected]


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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.