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Recruiting for a Deputy Editor and an Associate Editor (Critical Commentaries), plus Editorial Board Members and Peer Reviewers

Annals of Leisure Research

31 March 2023

About the role

Annals of Leisure research is currently recruiting for a Deputy Editor and an Associate Editor (Critical Commentaries) to join the editorial team which is co-led by Professor Louise Mansfield (Brunel London UK) and Professor Belinda Wheaton (University of Waikato NZ).

These roles are a great opportunity for an academic with a strong research background in leisure, and who also has the commitment, drive and ability to help progress the quality, scope and reach of this journal at a key stage of its development.  The journal is on a fast upward trajectory having made significant gains across all key metrics (i.e. submissions and usage, impact metrics, global reach).

You will join the management team which consists of the two managing editors (Mansfield & Wheaton), Deputy Editor (Prof.  Rylee Dionigi, Charles Sturt University, Australia), Associate Editor & Review Editor (Kate Dashper, Leeds Beckett University, UK ), Social Media Editor (Oscar Vorobjovas-Pinta, Edith Cowan University, Australia).

As part of these roles, you will be responsible for the oversight and administration of a rigorous peer review process that delivers an agreed amount of content of suitable scope and quality within an established publication timeframe.

Becoming a supporting 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 also welcome Editorial Board Members and Peer Reviewers applications, please apply via the same link below.

About the journal

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Annals of Leisure Research  publishes refereed articles which promote the development of research and scholarship in leisure studies. Although originating in Australasia,  Annals of Leisure Research is aimed at an international readership and seeks theoretical or applied articles which cover any topic within the broad area of leisure studies, including recreation, tourism, hospitality, the arts, outdoor recreation, events, entertainment, sport, culture and play.

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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.
  • The ability to ensure all submitted manuscripts are considered in a prompt, consistent and professional manner.
  • The ability to confidently use (or learn to use) an online peer review management system.
  • Experience with working effectively with independent peer reviewers.
  • 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 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.
  • Actively involved in growing and developing your academic networks through conference attendance and experience of networking through social media.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the open access publishing environment.
  • Commitment to developing the research of ECRS, and of those underrepresented in higher education/academic publishing

Expertise in the areas  of tourism, hospitality and events and quantitative methods are particularly welcome. We also welcome applicants from within social science disciplines where the journal has strong (Q1) metrics (i.e. Geography, Cultural Studies) who can lead the development of these areas.

We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, who can contribute to the journal’s objectives to  include a broad range of leisure experiences and knowledges.

Application Instructions

Applications for all positions are via the attached form.

For the positions of Deputy Editor and an Associate Editor (Critical Commentaries), please include:

  1. Short statement about your interest in the role.
  2. A CV (no more than 5 pages) that outlines your editorial experiences, key research interests and expertise; academic networks.


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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