Co-Senior Editor needed for

Cogent Education

01 October 2024

About the role

Cogent Education is currently recruiting for a co-Senior Editor for the Educational Psychology & Counselling section!

The successful candidate will work together with the existing Senior Editor to lead the section. They will have substantial expertise in this area, as well as the passion to develop and grow their section in an exciting period of change.

This is a significant role, with high profile, but is achievable within a continuing busy working academic timetable.
The Senior Editor will promote the section in their own networks and beyond to encourage submissions from a broad range of authors.
They will have joint editorial oversight and decision-making responsibilities on submissions to their section. They will have the authority to accept articles following successful peer review, and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses, will organise regular board meetings, and will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the journal. Cogent Education utilises an online editorial office system to organise peer review (Editorial Manager).

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.

This position needs to be filled as soon as possible, and applications will therefore be evaluated on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should apply promptly as the position may be filled well before the stated deadline, and we reserve the right to close this page early should this be the case.

The position will begin on a date mutually agreed between the successful candidate and Taylor & Francis.

About the journal

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Cogent Education is a leading multidisciplinary open access journal, publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed articles across the breadth of educational research. The journal is led by Editor-in-Chief Professor John C.K. Lee (The Education University of Hong Kong), supported by an expert international Editorial Board. Our academic editors take an objective and constructive approach to peer review, ensuring each manuscript is evaluated on its own scholarly merits and research integrity.

Cogent Education considers original research and review articles in the following sections:

  • Arts Education
  • Curriculum & Teaching Studies
  • Data Notes
  • Education Policy
  • Educational Assessment & Evaluation
  • Educational Leadership & Management
  • Educational Psychology & Counselling
  • Higher Education
  • Inclusive & Special Education
  • Information & Communications Technology in Education
  • International & Comparative Education
  • Language Education
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Professional Education & Training
  • Religious, Moral and Values Education
  • Sociology of Education
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Education
  • Student Learning, Childhood & Voices
  • Teacher Education & Development

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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:

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in a topic of relevance to the section.
  • Experience of working within academic institutions for a substantial period following completion of the PhD.
  • A strong publication record, including relevant journal article publication/s within the last 2 years.
  • Experience and familiarity with all stages of the publishing process.
  • Enthusiasm for and commitment to open access (Cogent Education is a fully OA journal).
  • The ability to ensure all submitted manuscripts are considered in a prompt, consistent and professional manner.
  • Confidence to engage with potential authors to encourage high quality submissions.
  • The capacity to devote time each week to the role, and to attend Editorial Board meetings and training sessions as needed.
  • The ability to confidently use an online peer review management system.
  • 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.
  • The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues on the journal’s Editorial Board.
  • 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.
  • A vision and enthusiasm for the continuous development of the journal.The role will formally begin as soon as possible, on a date to be mutually agreed between Taylor and Francis and the successful applicant.

Application Instructions

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A Role Profile for the Senior Editor is available on request, from Abi Amey ([email protected]). Applications should include your CV.


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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.