Executive Editors needed for

History: Reviews of New Books

Deadline
31 May 2024

About the role

History: Reviews of New Books is currently recruiting for Executive Editors. History: Reviews of New Books lets readers know what's new in current scholarship on historical topics. Approximately thirty to forty book reviews per issue cover all geographic areas and time periods, from ancient times to the present. The reviews are concise, authoritative, and timely. They outline and evaluate the author's arguments, describe the sources used in the research, and place the book in the context of other scholarship. History is invaluable for professors planning course syllabi, for graduate students interested in cutting-edge work, and for libraries making regular acquisitions.

The successful candidates will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on reviews published.

Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you can build your own networks, develop and promote the research in your field, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community. Executive Editors of History: Reviews of New Books are in a unique position to share the emerging research published across the field.

The role will begin immediately for an initial three year term, 2024-December 2026.

About the journal

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History: Reviews of New Books lets readers know what's new in current scholarship on historical topics. Approximately thirty to forty book reviews per issue cover all geographic areas and time periods, from ancient times to the present. The reviews are concise, authoritative, and timely. They outline and evaluate the author's arguments, describe the sources used in the research, and place the book in the context of other scholarship. History is invaluable for professors planning course syllabi, for graduate students interested in cutting-edge work, and for libraries making regular acquisitions.

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Key Skills and Attributes

  • Experience in academic publishing and familiarity with all stages of the process.
  • 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.
  • A commitment to communicating promptly, consistently, and professionally with authors during the submission process.
  • A commitment to engaging promptly and efficiently with Taylor & Francis staff and suppliers to implement necessary processes and improvements.
  • 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.
  • A proven track record as a historian and active figure in the discipline.
  • Actively involved in growing and developing your academic networks and experience of networking through social media.
  • A vision and enthusiasm for the continuous development of the journal.

Application Instructions

Applications should include your CV and cover letter detailing your specialisms. For any questions, please contact [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.