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Recruiting for Editor-in-Chief

Environmental Politics

30 June 2023

About the role

Environmental Politics is currently recruiting for an Editor-in-Chief. The role is a fantastic opportunity for an academic with expertise in any area of environmental politics and with the commitment, drive, and ability to help lead and develop the journal. As part of this role, you will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating a team of Editors, facilitating rigorous peer review, and delivering an agreed amount of content of suitable scope and quality within an agreed publication time frame.

The successful applicant will lead and work collaboratively with the Editorial team in maintaining and developing the national and international reputation of the journal, representing and promoting the journal in international conferences and other forums, and editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions to the journal. You will uphold the highest standards of scholarship for the journal,  and will ensure that reviewers, authors, and editors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.

Taylor & Francis will support you in all aspects of the role. We provide training and support on all editorial processes and systems, including the online system, Editorial Manager, which facilitates the peer-review process. We will provide you with Editorial Office support for the submission system, regular journal performance data to inform your strategic decision-making, and offer guidance on strategic journal development, publishing ethics, and developments within the publishing landscape.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role and cover journal-related expenses.

About the journal

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Now in its thirty-second year, Environmental Politics is an international, multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, which provides a forum for the publication of original research into, and discussion and analysis of, the diverse theoretical and empirical aspects of environmental politics. We understand environmental politics very broadly. It includes the multiple ways in which diverse and potentially competing interests and ideas influence how different groups in society value, use, manage, interact with, care about, or seek to regulate the environment. It is primarily concerned with scholarship focusing on:

  • political parties, private actors, NGOs, social movements, and campaigns;
  • the design, negotiation, and implementation of environmental policy; and
  • environmental political thought.

The journal also explores the ideas generated by environmental groups and other organizations that underpin policy and governance, and critically and normatively examines environmental concerns. Environmental Politics is open to the use of a variety of methods and theoretical approaches to studying environmental politics and welcomes submissions on the politics of global, national, and local scales of action and meaning, as well as international environmental issues in all parts of the world.

The journal's current (2021) Impact Factor is 5.147, ranked 13/188 in Political Science, and 33/128 in Environmental Studies. Its five year Impact Factor is 5.967 (2021).

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Key Skills and Attributes

The successful applicant will have:

  • Experience in academic publishing and familiarity with all stages of the process.
  • The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues
  • The capacity to devote time each week to the role.
  • 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.
  • A commitment to communicating promptly, consistently, and professionally with authors during the peer review process.
  • 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.
  • Active engagement with and interest in growing your academic networks.
  • A vision and enthusiasm for the continuous development of the journal.

The role will formally begin from 1st January 2024.

Application Instructions

Applications should include your CV and a Cover Letter (no longer than 2 pages) that addresses:

  • Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it
  • How you would work collaboratively with the other members of the Editorial Team
  • How you would develop the journal and continue to foster greater global inclusivity among authors and subject matter
  • Your capacity to take on this workload and any potential for institutional support.

Apply via the link below by 30 June 2023.


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.

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