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Recruiting for Co-Editor

SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education

15 February 2023

About the role

SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education is currently recruiting for a Co-Editor role. This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background in leisure sciences (e.g., leisure, parks, recreation, tourism, and/or sport) with an interest 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.

Major duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provide a clear vision for the direction of SCHOLE that aligns with the mission of the journal
  • Manage the peer review process of submitted manuscripts throughout the year
  • Solicit high-quality manuscripts from potential authors
  • Work with the Associate Editors to decide which manuscripts to publish
  • Recruit and manage a sufficient pool of quality Associate Editors and Reviewers to evaluate manuscripts
  • Work with Taylor & Francis Editorial and Production Staff to oversee the strategic and operational direction, performance, and production of SCHOLE
  • Facilitate regular Editorial Board Meetings
  • Maintain and update administrative documents (e.g., position descriptions, guidelines).

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.

Co-Editors serve a two-year, staggered term. Dr. Joey Gray will be ending her term, effective July 1, 2023 and the new Co-Editor will come on board at that time.

Honorarium and Benefits: The position includes an honorarium and complimentary registration for the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Conference.

About the journal

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SCHOLE aims to disseminate knowledge related to the scholarship of teaching and learning in the leisure, parks, recreation, and related fields. Articles published in SCHOLE address a wide range of issues concerning graduate and undergraduate education pertaining to courses, curricula, teaching, mentorship, and learning. This Journal is affiliated by the NRPA and published alongside the Journal of Leisure Research.

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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.
  • 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 rigor 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.

Experience with ScholarOne and having published in SCHOLE are preferred, but not required.

Application Instructions

Application Requirements:

  1. Application Letter: Please provide a letter of interest that includes the following:
  • Describe your vision for SCHOLE as its Co-Editor – Briefly explain why you are interested and how you would contribute to the journal as a Co-Editor.
  1. Letter of Support: One letter of support from your immediate supervisor (e.g., program chair, department head/chair, dean).
  2. Curriculum Vita(e).

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit application materials and questions to Mary Parr: [email protected] or Joey Gray: [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.

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