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Recruiting for Co-Editor


31 March 2023

About the role

Routledge and the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes are seeking to appoint a new co-editor to join the Dix-Neuf team.

Dix-Neuf currently has three editors, each serving for a term of five years, and we are very grateful for the contributions of Masha Belenky (George Washington University) who will be stepping down in 2023. The new editor will be working alongside Edmund Birch (Cambridge University) and Larry Duffy (University of Kent). Editors of Dix-Neuf are appointed members of the executive committee of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes, which meets (now usually remotely) at least twice a year.

The successful candidate will be jointly responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions, using the Dix-Neuf Editorial Manager site. They will have authority to accept articles following peer review and will ensure that reviewers, authors, and Editorial Board members adhere to the journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics. Dix-Neuf also publishes at least one annual themed issue, often with a guest editor, who the candidate would work closely with. For a list of special issues, please visit: https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/ydix20/special-issues

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 research community.

About the journal

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Established in 2003 and publishing quarterly, Dix-Neuf is the interdisciplinary journal of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes and provides a forum for cutting-edge research in nineteenth-century French and francophone studies across a wide range of disciplines. The journal is online-only, which enables greater flexibility of delivery, access and presentation while maintaining the traditional hallmarks of good scholarship (including thorough refereeing, meticulous editing and rigorously enforced standards). The journal enjoys international readership and is indexed in Scopus and Clarivate Analytics' Arts & Humanities Index.

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Key Skills and Attributes

  • Active within the nineteenth-century French studies research community;
  • Experience of academic publishing (for example special issues, peer review, edited collections, etc.);
  • Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to attract the highest quality submissions;
  • Strong organisational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner;
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as reviewers, Editorial Board members, authors and Routledge contacts;
  • Time to devote to the journal’s development and act as an ambassador for Dix-Neuf and the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes.

Application Instructions

If you would like to apply for the position of co-editor please submit a short version of your CV (including major publications, research areas, and relevant editorial experience) and a one-page covering letter by 31 March 2023. Applications will be reviewed by the President of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes, Jennifer Yee (University of Oxford).

Your covering letter should be no longer than one page and should cover:

  • Why you are interested in the role;
  • What opportunities for development you see for the journal, and ideas for how you would enact these.

Following receipt of applications, candidates will be selected for online interview. Formal appointment and a transition timeline will then be mutually agreed with the Society, Routledge and the outgoing editor. The role will formally begin from 1 January 2024, with a transition period shadowing the current editors leading up to this.

If you have any questions about the role or application process, please contact Edmund Birch ([email protected]) or Larry Duffy ([email protected]). Do not send applications to these addresses.


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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