Recruiting for Co-Editor

International Journal of Training Research

31 October 2023

About the role

The International Journal of Training Research is currently recruiting for a Co-Editor. This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background in Education, 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.

The successful applicant will be working with a New Zealand-based Co-Editor, and an Australian-based affiliated society, although it is an internationally focused journal. The current time commitment is around 2-3 hours per week and this is not a remunerated position.

About the journal

Cover image - International Journal of Training Research

The International Journal of Training Research (ISSN 1448-0220) is a peer-refereed journal that is published three times a year. The journal publishes articles that advance knowledge and understanding of vocational education and training (VET) in Australia and internationally. The journal focuses on current or recently completed research and reviews of research on training, technical education and vocational education, and publishes original research, articles and book reviews.

Journal articles address the interests of researchers, educators, trainers, policy-makers, skills capacity planners, and undergraduate and postgraduate students in training, technical education and vocational education.

The International Journal of Training Research began as the  Australian Journal of TAFE Research and Development in 1985 when it was published by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in Adelaide. In 1993, the journal changed its focus and name to the  Australian and New Zealand Journal of Vocational Education Research (ISSN 1039-4001) under the editorship of Professor John Stevenson (Griffith University) and was published by the NCVER. In 2002, the journal underwent a  third transformation, changing its name to the International Journal of Training Research and passing to AVETRA as the leading national body representing VET researchers. It is now published in association with the  Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA).

Submit an ArticleVisit JournalArticles

Key Skills and Attributes

  • 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.
  • Qualitative researchers are preferable
  • Must have vocational education experience

Application Instructions

A Role Profile for the Co-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.

For any questions or the role profile, 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.