Recruiting for Editorial Board Members

Arts Education Policy Review

15 December 2023

About the role

Arts Education Policy Review (AEPR) is currently accepting applications for Editorial Board Members. This position is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background in arts education policies, and who also has the commitment, drive and ability to help support and promote the Journal.

Editorial Board Member positions with AEPR are a six-year term. The term will begin in January 2024.

Editorial Board Member Role and Responsibilities
Editorial Board Members are a vital part in supporting the Editor-in-Chief with a Journal’s success and continued development. General expectations of an Editorial Board Member are to:

Assist with the peer review process: Provide support for the peer review process and act as a reviewer whenever required, while adhering to the Journal’s Guidelines on publishing ethics and in accordance with COPE Guidelines.

Champion the Journal: Be an ambassador for the Journal to help the Editor-in-Chief grow a community around it. Increase awareness of the articles published in the Journal in all relevant communities and amongst colleagues.

Encourage submissions: Encourage quality submission of articles to the Journal from expert researchers in the field, including colleagues. You are also encouraged to submit your own work for consideration!

Encourage usage of the Journal: Make the Journal essential reading, for example, by citing key articles on your students’ reading lists. If your institution does not already subscribe, recommend the Journal to your librarian.

Participate in annual Board meetings: Provide useful feedback or present strategic suggestions such as topics for Special Issues or newsworthy articles for a marketing campaign.

About the journal

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Arts Education Policy Review presents discussion of major policy issues in arts education in the United States and throughout the world. Addressing education in music, visual arts, theatre, and dance, the Journal presents a variety of views and emphasizes critical analysis. Its goal is to produce the most comprehensive and rigorous exchange of ideas available on arts education policy. Policy examinations from multiple viewpoints are a valuable resource not only for arts educators, but also for administrators, policy analysts, advocacy groups, parents, and audiences - all those involved in the arts and concerned about their role in education.

Arts Education Policy Review does not promote individuals, institutions, methods, or products. It does not aim to repeat commonplace ideas. Articles show originality, probe deeply, and take discussion beyond common wisdom and familiar rhetoric. Articles that merely restate the importance of arts education, call attention to the existence of issues long since addressed, or repeat standard solutions are not published.

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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 publication process
• Enthusiasm for the continuous development and enhancement of the Journal, in conjunction with the Editor-in-Chief, Taylor & Francis, and the existing Editorial Board
• A commitment to communicating promptly, consistently, and professionally with the Editor-in-Chief, Taylor & Francis, and other Editorial Board Members
• A strong commitment to ethical rigour
• Actively involved in growing and developing academic networks

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and current CV that highlights policy presentations and publications.

For any questions, please contact Kenneth Elpus, Editor-in-Chief: [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.