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Recruiting for Editors

International Journal of Adolescence and Youth

30 April 2023

About the role

International Journal of Adolescence and Youth is currently recruiting for two new Co-Editors to lead the journal!

These roles are suitable for academics with a demonstrable interest in issues relevant to adolescents and young people.
International Journal of Adolescence and Youth is a multidisciplinary journal by design, and we welcome applications from researchers working in any discipline, provided they can demonstrate an interest in the scope of the journal.

As part of this role, you will be responsible for the management of a rigorous peer review process that delivers an agreed amount of content of suitable scope and quality within an agreed publication timeframe. As the most senior Editors on the journal, you will have responsibility for content published therein and for maintaining strong relationships with the editorial board and the existing community of authors and reviewers.

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.

About the journal

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International Journal of Adolescence and Youth is a peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes on adolescents and youth across international contexts.

The journal aims to identify, examine, and compare issues, problems, and policies related to adolescents and youth throughout the world. The journal is of interest to researchers in those areas, in universities and other higher education institutions, as well as to international, central and local government and voluntary organizations and field work agencies.

International Journal of Adolescence and Youth covers the following subject areas:

  • Adolescent growth and development (psychological, spiritual, or physical)
  • Education and training
  • Employment and unemployment
  • Health and medical care
  • Homelessness
  • Family relationships
  • Leisure
  • Sex education
  • Social policy
  • Youth delinquency

International Journal of Adolescence and Youth publishes original research articles and review articles.

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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.
  • Enthusiasm for open access
  • Strong collaboration skills, to make the process of co-Editorship a successful one
  • The capacity to devote time each week to the role, and to attend Editorial Board meetings and training sessions as needed.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the open access publishing environment.
  • A vision and enthusiasm for the continuous development of the journal.
  • 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 (ScholarOne) 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.

Application deadline is 30th April 2023 (00:00 in BST)
The role will formally begin from 1st June 2023. 

Application Instructions

A PDF outlining the Editor role in more detail is available on request.

Applications should include your CV, a brief cover letter detailing your interest in the position, 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 your co-Editor and 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.

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