Editorial Assistant needed for

Ocean Development & International Law

31 July 2024

About the role

Ocean Development & International Law is currently recruiting for an Editorial Assistant. This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background in Law, and who also has the commitment, drive and ability to help develop the journal. As part of this role, you will be responsible for supporting the Editor / Deputy Editor in a rigorous and proper peer review process that delivers an agreed amount of content of suitable scope and quality within an agreed publication timeframe.

Working as part of the editorial team 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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Ocean Development and International Law is devoted to all aspects of international and comparative law and policy concerning the management of ocean use and activities. It focuses on the international aspects of ocean regulation, ocean affairs, and all forms of ocean utilization. The journal publishes high quality works of scholarship in such related disciplines as international law of the sea, comparative domestic ocean law, political science, marine economics, geography, shipping, the marine sciences, and ocean engineering and other sea-oriented technologies. Discussions of policy alternatives and factors relevant to policy are emphasized, as are contributions of a theoretical and methodological nature.

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Key Skills and Attributes

  • Assisting the General and Deputy editors with administrative tasks as and when required
  • To support the movement of manuscripts through the submission system and Production to publication. This may include such tasks as:
    • Checking new and revised manuscripts upon submission to ensure files are present and correct
    • Assigning manuscripts to the Editors for peer-review
    • Checking accepted papers and exporting them to production
    • Providing peer-review support to editors, authors, and reviewers via an email helpdesk
  • to undertake general editorial duties for the Journal; and
  • to work together with the Editor and the Publisher to promote the reputation, academic success, and prosperity of the Journal.
  • to promptly refer any ethical or copyright or legal issues to the Editor and the Publisher

Application Instructions

A Role Profile for the Editorial Assistant is available on request. Applications should include your CV and a Cover Letter

For any questions or the role profile, please contact Gemma Parsons at [email protected]


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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.