Co-Editor needed for

Educational Research and Evaluation

31 August 2024

About the role

Educational Research and Evaluation is currently recruiting for a Co-Editor. This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background in Educational Research, and who also has the commitment, drive and ability to help develop the journal. As part of this role, you will be responsible for the oversight and administration of a rigorous and proper peer review process that delivers an agreed amount of content of suitable scope and quality within an agreed publication timeframe.

Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you have the opportunity to build your own networks, develop and promote the research in your field, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

You can also apply for Editorial Board membership or to be a Peer Reviewer through the same link on screen.

About the journal

Cover image - Educational Research and Evaluation

Educational Research and Evaluation is a fully refereed international journal publishing original academic articles on all aspects of education. It appeals to an international readership and accepts articles that are well-informed and evidence-based.

The journal is deliberately multi-disciplinary and broad in its scope, and addresses rigorous research and evaluation at all educational levels and in all sectors and fields of education. It publishes qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods studies, for example, reports, surveys, case studies, experiments, action research, naturalistic and qualitative research, longitudinal studies, interventions in education and evaluation, and accounts of research in progress.

Articles submitted must be suitable for an international readership, working with topics and issues that are of relevance across the world, for example, those that are theoretically driven, practical or policy problems, or a combination of these. Articles should make a useful, preferably new contribution to the theoretical knowledge base on education and/or to the international knowledge base on educational practice.

The journal publishes papers on studies that are empirical, non-empirical, conceptual, theoretical, applied or grounded in theory (e.g. evaluation studies), methodological, substantive and scholarly, and that have education at their heart. It also welcomes systematic review studies, meta-analyses, position papers, discussion papers and critiques related to issues concerning evidence-based education. It does not accept papers on research instrument validation or on topics that are not relevant to an international readership. The journal also publishes book reviews.

Submit an ArticleVisit JournalArticles

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 rigour 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.

The role will formally begin from 1st January 2025 - with a handover from the current Editor before this.

Application Instructions

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.

For any questions or the role profile, please contact James Coggins ([email protected])


Did you know?

Joining a Taylor & Francis journal as an Editor or Board member brings many personal and professional benefits.

Find more roles in your subject area with our Editor Recruitment search tool.

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.