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Recruiting for Editor

Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services

Deadline
06 January 2023

About the role

Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services is now recruiting for a new Editor to start working on the journal in the first half of 2023: the exact date to be determined based on the successful candidate's preference.

This role is a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background who is dedicated to the development of knowledge which meets the practical needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in their social context. As part of this role, you will be responsible for the oversight and administration of a rigorous peer review process, ensuring that all submissions are treated in a professional and timely manner and working to strict ethical standards at all times. You will also need the commitment, drive and ability to develop the journal.

Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you have the opportunity to build your own networks, develop and promote the research in your field, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

We are very happy to consider joint applications/applications from co-editor teams.

 

 

About the journal

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The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services provides empirical knowledge and conceptual information related to sexual minorities and their social environment.

Filled with innovative ideas and resources for the design, evaluation, and delivery of social services for these populations at all stages of life, the journal is a positive influence on the development of public and social policy, programs and services, and social work practice.

Dedicated to the development of knowledge which meets the practical needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people in their social context, the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services is a forum for studying, for example, the connection between the public issues of homophobia and heterosexism and the personal, day-to-day experiences of people affected by these attitudes.

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Key Skills and Attributes

Interested? Here are the skills and attributes we are looking for in a successful applicant:

  • Substantial experience of peer reviewing journal submissions.
  • Experience of publishing your own work in academic publications.
  • A strong commitment to promoting knowledge.
  • A commitment to undertaking journal editorial duties to a high standard. These include management of the peer review process, responding to editorial journal queries and collaborating with the publishers on journal development initiatives.
  • Well-developed networks in the fields of social work, social care and/or social policy.
  • The capacity to devote time each week to the role, to proactively arrange and lead editorial board meetings, and to attend training sessions as needed.
  • The ability to read, summarize, and make decisions based on independent reviewer reports.
  • A commitment to engaging promptly and efficiently with Taylor & Francis staff and suppliers to implement necessary processes and improvements.
  • A vision and enthusiasm for the continuous development of the journal.

There is a small honorarium attached to this role.

Application Instructions

Applications should include your CV, a cover letter and a vision statement.

Your vision statement should be no longer than one page and include:

  • Your view of the future direction of the field
  • How you envisage/would like to see the journal developing
  • How you would work in partnership with the editorial board
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions

 

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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.

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