Recruiting for Managing Editor, Editorial Board Members and Reviewers
Journal of Ecotourism
About the role
The Managing Editor is responsible for ensuring the Journal of Ecotourism continues to publish articles in a timely manner appropriate to the aims and objectives of the Journal so as to maintain the Journal’s reputation as a high-quality publication suitable for both academic and interested public audiences. The work involved is variable but 4 hours per week is the norm. The expectation is that the Managing Editor will remain in post for three years (with an option to renew) and there is a six-month period of notice for either party. There is a stipend attached to the role.
We also welcome Editorial Board Member and Peer Reviewer applications.
About the journal
The Journal of Ecotourism is the world's only international journal that focuses specifically on ecotourism and nature-based tourism, and it is considered to be the leading source for knowledge on these topics. The Journal seeks to advance the field by examining the social, economic, and ecological aspects of ecotourism at a number of scales, and including regions from around the world.
While the focus of the Journal rests on a type of tourism based principally on tourists’ interest in the natural history of destinations, and how these events are planned, developed and managed, the Journal also considers papers that investigate ecotourism as part of a broader nature-based tourism. Papers will also be accepted on related forms of tourism like wildlife tourism, responsible tourism, and moral issues in ecotourism and nature-based tourism contexts.
Key Skills and Attributes
- Liaise with authors and provide clear instructions about submissions to the Journal
- Respond to article submissions by assigning responsibility for overseeing the refereeing process
- In liaison with the Editor-in-Chief, oversee the work of the Editorial Board by (a) ensuring submissions are evaluated in a timely manner, and to a high standard of peer review by (b) responding to queries from authors or members of the board
- Action appropriate tasks as identified from time to time by the Editorial Board
- Communicate with the editorial board or reviewers directly if a review is overdue
- Advise on the membership of the Board
- Make sure that authors have adhered to the standard format of the Journal of Ecotourism.
- Actively solicit submissions to the Journal.
The role is part time (approximately half a day a week) and carries an honorarium.
Applications should include a short expression of interest and be accompanied by a CV. The closing date for applications is Friday, 21 July.
For further information please contact Katie Gezi at [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.