Co-Editor needed for

Global Change, Peace & Security

Deadline
31 May 2024

About the role

Global Change, Peace & Security is seeking a Co-Editor who, working in collaboration with the current Editor, will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions. The appointed Co-Editor will share authority to accept articles following successful peer review, and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.

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 recognised as a leading figure within the academic community.

The appointment is for three years, renewable for a further three-year term subject to mutual agreement. Taylor & Francis will provide advice, support and performance analysis of the journal, as well as an annual honorarium. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will begin in an onboarding capacity in the first half of 2024 with firm date to be agreed.

About the journal

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Global Change, Peace & Security focuses on addressing the theoretical and practical questions posed by a changing and globalising world. It focuses on the international dimension of political, economic, and cultural life, cutting across traditional boundaries that separate states, economies, and societies, as well as disciplines and ideologies.

Global Change, Peace & Security seeks to illuminate the sharp and often perplexing contradictions of an increasingly integrated yet fragmented world. Ethno-nationalism, the break-up of established states, and religious and civilisational divisions coexist with new forms of economic and financial integration. Gross violations of human rights, environmental degradation, large and uncontrolled population movements, and rapidly expanding transnational crime are taking place at a time of unparalleled UN activism, and the rise of a host of new legal and institutional arrangements, both regionally and globally. Global Change, Peace & Security aims to explore these trends and counter-trends by analysing the sources and consequences of conflict, violence and insecurity, but also the conditions and prospects for conflict transformation, peacekeeping and peace-building.

Global Change, Peace & Security intends to bring to this task the insights of unique cultural and intellectual traditions, which incorporate a diverse range of global perspectives.

The journal is published three times a year. For more information about the journal, please visit the journal homepage.

The journal also welcomes Editorial Board Member applications.

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Key Skills and Attributes

The Co-Editor will be responsible for the following:

  • Processing and co-ordinating the peer review process for new contributions to the journal via the ScholarOne Manuscripts® peer review system and ensuring that all reviewers and authors uphold the journal’s code of publishing ethics.
  • Agreeing with the current Editor a process for assigning, assessing and handling manuscripts, sharing the workload in an equitable and efficient way.
  • Making final decisions on submissions as a subject expert, providing feedback to authors, and working with Taylor & Francis to prepare accepted submissions for publication.
  • Identifying strategies to enhance and maintain the quality and reputation of the journal, particularly with relation to the quality and timeliness of the published research.
  • Working with Taylor & Francis and the current Editor to recruit and oversee the Editorial Board.
  • Working with Taylor & Francis, the current Editor and the Editorial Board to develop the editorial strategy and direction/focus of the journal and acting as ambassador for the journal.
  • Commissioning special issues and assigning topical Guest Editors; soliciting submissions in line with editorial strategy.

Candidate Qualifications

Applicants should have recognised expertise and an established record of scholarship and be actively involved with networks within the field. Key qualities possessed by the successful candidate will include energy, enthusiasm, project management skills to oversee the editorial cycle, and the ability to meet deadlines and work effectively with a Co-Editor and a major commercial publisher. Applicants should have clear employer or institutional support for this activity for the duration of the three-year appointment, including release time as necessary and general office support. The submissions, peer review and production systems operate entirely online, and candidates should be comfortable working with a variety of technologies, although full training and support will be provided.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates are requested to submit a letter of interest and a full C.V., including a list of published papers. Questions about the position can be emailed to [email protected]

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Taylor Francis will judge each application on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the candidate.

Interviews will be held online.

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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.