Editor in Chief needed for

The Journal of Experimental Education

18 May 2024

About the role

The Journal of Experimental Education is currently seeking a new Editor-in-Chief.

At the heart of the Journal Editor’s role is oversight and administration of a rigorous and proper peer review process. The peer review process will deliver:

  • An agreed minimum number of accepted articles every year
  • Within the Aims & Scope of the Journal
  • To an agreed minimum quality threshold
  • In an agreed publication timeframe
  • In accordance with the Taylor & Francis Editor Code of Conduct, with particular reference to Editorial ethics.

Becoming a journal editor 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. Editors receive a modest annual honorarium to support their work on the journal.

The journal is also open to Editorial Board and Reviewer applications.


About the journal

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The Journal of Experimental Education publishes basic and applied research studies, in the laboratory as well as in authentic environments, that use the range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies found in the behavioral, cognitive, and social sciences. Published studies span the domains of learning, instruction, and cognition; motivation and social processes; and measurement, statistics, and research design. The journal accepts investigations that address all levels of schooling and a broad variety of educational contexts, including public, private, and informal education in the United States and abroad. The journal’s audience includes researchers and practitioners interested in advancing educational theory and research, improving teaching and learning, and promoting development and well-being.

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Key Skills and Attributes

To achieve this Taylor & Francis provides an online peer review management system and relevant support. Within that online peer review management system the Editor is responsible for the following activities:

  • Taking initial decisions on whether each submitted article is within the Journal’s scope and is appropriate for further independent peer review.
  • Regular and confident use of an online peer review management system.
  • Ensuring all associate editors and members of the Editorial Board register for, and use, the online peer review management system.
  • Encouraging independent experts to register for and use the online peer review management system.
  • Ensuring all submitted manuscripts are considered in a prompt, consistent and professional manner.
  • Securing at least two independent peer reviews from appropriate experts for all manuscripts.
  • Chasing Associate Editors and/or reviewers when needed to ensure timely publication decisions.
  • Monitoring performance to ensure fair and prompt processing of submitted papers.
  • Reviewing suitability of referees.
  • Finding new referees when those approached decline, fail to respond or respond with insufficient feedback.
  • Ensuring that authors, members of the Editorial Board, and referees/reviewers adhere to the Journal’s Guidelines on Publishing Ethics to assure the integrity and reputation of the Journal is maintained.
  • Reading, summarizing, and basing judgements about acceptance, rejection, or revision on referees’ reports, and communicating this in writing to authors in a professional manner and within a reasonable period.
  • Requesting further reports for subsequently revised papers, communicating as necessary authors’ responses and arguments.
  • Liaising with Associate Editors (where applicable) to ensure workload is divided fairly, that their role and responsibility is understood and that expectations around turnaround and quality have been defined.
  • Communicating promptly, consistently and professionally with authors during the peer review and publication process.
  • Liaising promptly with Taylor & Francis staff and suppliers to implement necessary processes and improvements to the online peer review management system.

Alongside management of the peer review process, other responsibilities of the Journal Editor include:

  • Proactively and effectively managing the Journal’s Editorial Board, including refreshing its membership periodically to ensure appropriate expertise and diversity, providing members with updates, and arranging and leading Editorial Board meetings.
  • Acting proactively on any expressions of concern or allegations of research misconduct received about content published in the Journal, assisting and working with Taylor & Francis to resolve these according to the Journal’s Guidelines on Publishing Ethics.
  • Being actively involved in subject communities, identifying emerging research trends, and awareness and understanding of major developments in the publishing industry, such as open research and Open Access.
  • Taking part in an annual review of the Journal’s performance with Taylor & Francis to set strategic development and development goals, including the Journal’s Aims & Scope.
  • Commissioning content for the Journal.
  • Planning and organising Special Issues for the Journal.


Application Instructions

If interested, please submit your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement. Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

  • How your expertise would contribute to the journal (field, methodology).
  • How you would help ensure that the review process is prompt and meets high standards.
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions.

If you have any questions about this position, please email the Portfolio Manager at:

[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.