Recruiting for Journal Editor

Climate Policy

15 October 2023

About the role

Climate Policy is currently recruiting for a Journal Editor. This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a research background relating to climate policy and who also has the commitment, drive, and ability to work with the Editors-in-Chief to develop this journal that has helped to define the field and lead contemporary discourse and shape global decision-making in climate policy. As part of this role, you will be responsible for the management and administration of a rigorous and proper peer review process that delivers an agreed amount of content of suitable scope and quality within an agreed publication timeframe.

Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you have the opportunity to develop and promote the research in your field and be well recognized within the academic community.

The role will formally begin from 1 January 2024 and will require some handover meetings with the outgoing editor before the role begins.

This is a paid, remote working position, and we are happy to consider applicants who wish to work part-time.

About the journal

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Climate Policy covers the following topics:

  • Adaptation, mitigation, governance, and negotiations
  • Policy design, implementation and impact
  • Economic, social and political issues at stake in responding to climate change
  • Implementation of transformational policies, strategies and approaches aimed at achieving low-emissions and climate-resilient development

Climate Policy is an interdisciplinary journal, and actively encourages submissions from all academic fields. A central requirement is that papers must be written in a language and style that avoids jargon, and is therefore accessible to academics from other fields as well as to policy practitioners and policymakers.

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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 process.
  • The capacity to devote time each week to the role, and to attend Editorial Board meetings and training sessions as needed.
  • 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 and ensure members of the editorial team do the same.
  • The ability to read, summarize, and make decisions based on independent reviewer reports.
  • A commitment to communicating promptly, consistently, and professionally with authors during the peer review 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 willingness to work actively with the journal’s Editorial Board, to include arranging and contributing to Editorial Board meetings.
  • A vision and enthusiasm for the continuous development of the journal.

Application Instructions

A Role Profile for the Journal Editor role is available on request. Applications should include your CV, a Cover Letter and a Vision Statement. Your Vision Statement should be no longer than 1 page and include:

  • Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it
  • How you would work in partnership with the Editor(s)-in-Chief and the Editorial Board
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
  • How you would work with authors.

For any questions or for the role profile, please contact Harriet Konishi, [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.