Editors needed for

Australian Feminist Studies

29 February 2024

About the role

Applications are invited for the post of Editor for Australian Feminist Studies - an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, published by Routledge. The role is for a three-year position, starting in 2024.

It is anticipated that the role will be shared by two to three co-Editors. The successful candidates will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions. The appointed Editors will have authority to accept articles following successful peer review, and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the journal's Code of Publishing Ethics.

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 academic community.

The appointment is for three years, renewable for a further three-year term subject to mutual agreement. Taylor & Francis will provide advice, support and performance analysis of the journal, as well as an annual honorarium. It is envisaged that the successful candidates will begin in an onboarding capacity in early 2024, with a firm date to be agreed. Joint applications are welcomed, and partnerships that cross both Social Sciences and Humanities disciplines are encouraged.

The Editors will be responsible for the following:

  • Processing and coordinating the peer review process for new contributions to the journal via the ScholarOne Manuscripts® peer-review system and ensuring that all reviewers and authors uphold the journal's Code of Publishing Ethics.
  • Making final decisions on submissions as a subject expert, providing feedback to authors, and working with Taylor & Francis to prepare accepted submissions for publication.
  • Identifying strategies to enhance and maintain the quality and reputation of the journal, particularly with relation to the quality and timeliness of the published research.
  • Working with Taylor & Francis to engage, refresh, and oversee the Editorial Board.
  • Working with Taylor & Francis and the Editorial Board to develop the editorial strategy and direction/focus of the journal, and acting as ambassadors for the journal.
  • Commissioning special issues and assigning topical Guest Editors, and soliciting submissions in line with the journal's editorial strategy.

About the journal

Cover image - Australian Feminist Studies

Australian Feminist Studies aims to be a key forum for transformative feminist ideas and analyses, nationally and internationally; to contribute to setting the terms of Australian and international feminist debate; and to be genuinely interdisciplinary in scope. As an international, peer-reviewed journal, Australian Feminist Studies promotes innovative and field-defining feminist scholarship within and across academic disciplines.

Founded in 1985, AFS is a leading journal of feminist studies. It invites original and challenging articles of the highest calibre on any topic that contributes to current and emerging theory and research of relevance to feminism, in both Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines.

The journal is published four times a year. For more information about the journal, please visit the homepage.

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Key Skills and Attributes

Applicants should be established scholars with recognised expertise and a record of feminist research and scholarship of high standing. They should be actively involved with networks in relevant fields of feminist inquiry and ideally have an existing connection to the journal.

Key qualities sought for the position of Editor include intellectual rigour, energy, enthusiasm, project management skills to oversee the editorial cycle, and the ability to meet deadlines and work effectively with a major commercial publisher. Applicants should have the available time to manage editorial responsibilities, ideally with some institutional support for this activity (e.g. workload recognition) for the duration of the three-year appointment, where possible.

The submissions, peer review and production systems operate entirely online, and candidates should be comfortable working with a variety of technologies, although full training and support will be provided.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates are requested to provide a letter of interest outlining their ideas and future vision for the journal and a full C.V., including a list of publications and activities relevant to the role.

Interviews will be held online. Please email any questions to [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.