Editor-in-Chief needed for

College & Undergraduate Libraries

28 February 2024

About the role

College & Undergraduate Libraries is currently recruiting for an Editor-in-Chief. This role is a great opportunity for a Librarian with a strong research background in Library and Information Science, 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.

About the journal

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College & Undergraduate Libraries supports the continuous learning of academic library staff to become more effective professionals as they discover how to provide and assess outstanding, creative, and innovative services, resources, and facilities. The journal highlights the strategic foci of undergraduate learning through libraries along with collaborations and connections both on and off campus.

Academic library staff benefit from the journal’s research-based articles, case studies, reports of best practices, occasional literature or product reviews, and columns or special issues devoted to current topics.

Once a year, the journal highlights two-year colleges, both public and private, that work to educate people for both transfer to bachelor's conferring institutions and those entering work with an earned associate's degree.

Peer Review Policy: Full length articles in College & Undergraduate Libraries are subject to anonymous double anonymized review. Column type submissions are reviewed by the editor, and in some cases, are subject to anonymous double anonymized review.

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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 the librarianship discipline.
  • Actively involved in growing and developing your professional networks.
  • A vision and enthusiasm for the continuous development of the journal.

Application Instructions

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.