Senior Editor and Associate Editors - Sport Section needed for

Cogent Social Sciences

31 August 2024

About the role

Fully Open Access (OA) journal Cogent Social Sciences is currently recruiting for:

  • Senior Editor - Sport Section (working in partnership with the current Senior Editor)
  • Associate Editors - Sport Section

These roles are a great opportunity for academics with a strong research background in sports science, and who have the commitment, drive and ability to help develop the journal. As part of this role, you will be responsible for the oversight 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 an Editor 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.

Cogent Social Sciences is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion across the editorial team, editorial board, reviewer network and decision-making processes, to represent the diverse research community working in its field. Candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline, but applications are welcome from scholars at all stages of their career.

About the journal

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Cogent Social Sciences publishes a broad range of topics in social sciences, including Area Studies, Criminology, Geography, Hospitality, Law, Tourism, Media Studies, Sociology and Sport & Leisure.


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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:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 proactively lead the journal’s Editorial Board, to include arranging and leading Editorial Board meetings.
  • A proven track record as a key opinion leader and known figure within your academic discipline.
  • 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.
  • A vision and enthusiasm for the continuous development of the journal.

Application Instructions

A role profile for Senior Editor or Associate Editor is available on request.

Senior Editor applications should include your CV, a cover letter and a vision statement. Your vision statement should be no longer than one 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 Editorial Board
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
  • How you would work with authors

Associate Editor applications should include your CV.

For any questions or the role profile, please contact Samuel Ward, Open Access Portfolio Manager – [email protected].


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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.