Recruiting for Co-Editor
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling
About the role
Would you like to be the Co-Editor of British Journal of Guidance & Counselling?
The aim of the British Journal of Guidance & Counselling is to publish work that sets trends and provokes fresh thought and innovation in the practice and understanding of counselling, psychotherapy and career guidance. The journal seeks to communicate, enrich and advance theory, research, policy and practice in these fields.
We are looking for a new Co-Editor with an academic background in career guidance, as well as the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. It is a significant role, with high profile, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic timetable.
The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions. They will have authority to accept articles following successful peer review, and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal's Code of Publishing Ethics. There will be an agreed handover period with the out-going Editor-in-Chief to ensure seamless transition.
Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses. Taylor & Francis will also organise regular board meetings, and we will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal. The Journal utilises an online editorial office system, ScholarOne.
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 recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.
About the journal
Publishes theory, policy and practice research on new ideas and innovation in counselling, psychotherapy and career guidance.
Manuscripts are published under three broad headings:
(a) Counselling and psychotherapy
(b) Career counselling and career development in particular
(c) Cross-disciplinary issues relevant to counselling, psychotherapy and career services
Key Skills and Attributes
Interested in applying? Here are the skills and attributes we would be looking for in a successful applicant:
- Someone who is active in the community with strong personal networks.
- Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions.
- Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner.
- The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as Associate Editors.
The role will formally begin on January 1st, 2023.
Submitting your Application
If you would like to apply for the position of Co-Editor, please forward your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement to Josephine Ridley.
Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:
- 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 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.