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Recruiting for Editor-in-Chief

Journal of Divorce & Remarriage

01 November 2022

About the role

We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with an academic background in Family Studies, as well as the passion to shape the future direction of the journal, in collaboration with the Publisher, during an exciting period of change. It is a significant role, with high profile, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic timetable.

The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions. They will have the authority to accept articles following successful peer review and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.

There will be an agreed handover period with the out-going Editor-in-Chief to ensure seamless transition. To support the ongoing management of the editorial process, the new Editor-in-Chief will also be responsible for assembling an editorial team and leading an Editorial Board.

Taylor & Francis will provide a contribution to cover journal -related expenses incurred during the role. We will also provide dedicated in-house support, a submission system to assist with the peer-review process, and regular data & analytics updates to support in editorial decisions. In addition, Taylor & Francis will organise regular board meetings, and we will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal.

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 recognized as a leading figure within the academic community. The successful candidate with be passionate about working in collaboration with the publisher to shape the future direction of the journal.

About the journal

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Journal of Divorce & Remarriage is an authoritative resource covering all aspects of divorce and dissolution between mixed- and same-sex couples in cohabitation, marriage, divorcing, remarriage relationships.

Publishes research on all aspects of divorce, including pre-divorce marital and family treatment, children's response to divorce, and remarriage.

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Key Skills and Attributes

Interested in applying?

Here are the skills and attributes we would be looking for in a successful applicant:

  • Someone who is active in the community with strong personal networks.
  • Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions.
  • Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner.
  • The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as Associate Editors.

The role will formally begin from 1st January 2023.

Application Instructions

Submitting your Application

If you would like to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief please forward your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement to Hayley Baber, Portfolio Manager.

Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

  • Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it.
  • How you would recruit and work in partnership with the editorial board.
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions.
  • How you would work with authors.


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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