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Recruiting for Editor (and reviewers)

Feminist Modernist Studies

14 April 2023

About the role

Routledge are seeking to appoint a new Editor, or pair of Co-Editors, of Feminist Modernist Studies. This opportunity would suit scholars with a strong research background in feminism and modernism, and who also have the commitment, drive, and ability to help develop a burgeoning young journal.

Using the FMS Editorial Manager site, the successful candidate(s) will be responsible for editorial oversight, the administration of rigorous peer review, and decision-making on submissions. They will deliver an agreed amount of content of suitable scope and quality within an agreed publication timeframe, and they will ensure that reviewers, authors, and Editorial Board members adhere to the standards for publication ethics.

Routledge will provide training on systems and processes used as well as remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses. Routledge will also be able to supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the journal to support ongoing development.

Becoming the Editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience that offers the opportunity to build your own networks, promote the research in your field, and be recognised as a leading figure within the research community.

We’re also seeking to expand our pool of Peer Reviewers - please register your interest via the Apply button below.

About the journal

Cover image - Feminist Modernist Studies

Founded in 2018 by Cassandra Laity, Feminist Modernist Studies stresses theoretical, cultural, formalist, geographical, and archival approaches to feminist modernist writers and producers of art/culture over the long twentieth-century. FMS emphasises modern women, gender, sexuality, and feminist issues, and is affiliated with the Feminist inter/Modernist Association (FiMA). FMS has made a notable impact in its first five volumes; it is a recipient of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals’ Best New Journal Award, supported by an active journal network, and indexed by MLA and Scopus, with further recognition expected. Special Issues have focussed on topics such as feminist modernist ecocriticism, dance, and digital humanities.

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Key Skills and Attributes

  • Active within modernist and feminist research communities
  • Time to devote to the journal’s development and act as an ambassador for the journal
  • Experience of academic publishing (special issues, peer review, edited collections, etc.)
  • Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to attract the highest quality submissions
  • Strong organisational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as reviewers, Editorial Board members, authors, and Routledge contacts

Application Instructions

If you are interested in the role, please send your CV(s) and a short vision statement by 14th April 2023. Potential co-editors should express their interest jointly.

Your vision statement should be no longer than 600 words and should cover:

  • Why you are suitable for the role
  • What opportunities for development you see, and ideas for how you would enact these

Following receipt, suitable candidates will be selected to discuss the role in more detail. Formal appointment and a transition timeline will then be mutually agreed with Routledge.

If you have any questions about the role or application process, please feel free to contact [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.

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