Fashion Practice: Call for Co-Editor(s)

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Call for Co-Editor(s)

Fashion Practice: Design, Creative Process and the Fashion Industry



26 November 2021

About the Role

Routledge is seeking expressions of interest for Co-Editor of Fashion Practice: Design, Creative Process and the Fashion Industry working with the founding editor Sandy Black (and practice editor) from 1 January 2022.

Routledge is seeking a Co-Editor who has a background in fashion/apparel research or practice, or experience in a related discipline, and a good research profile.

The Co-Editors are responsible for ensuring that high-quality research, that supports the journal’s Aims and Scope, is published in Fashion Practice. Key elements of the role include:
• Soliciting and receiving submissions to the journal
• Maintaining rigorous peer review and working through the journal’s transition to an online submission and peer review system
• Commissioning special/themed issues and appointing Guest Editors as appropriate
• Establishing responsive relationships with reviewers for the journal
• Appointing Editorial Advisory Board Members
• Promoting the journal at conferences, events and to relevant networks

An Editorial Honorarium will be provided to cover any expenses incurred during the work of editing the journal.

Submitting Your Application

You are invited to submit an expression of interest in the form of an email or brief letter to:

 Louise Bailey, Portfolio Manager at Routledge: [email protected]

Further information and/or interviews may be requested as part of the application process. 

The deadline is 26 November 2021.


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Fashion Practice: Design, Creative Process and the Fashion Industry is the first peer-reviewed academic journal to cover the full range of contemporary design and production within the context of the fashion industry. Design processes and new technologies fuel the most vibrant areas of fashion practice and commerce today, yet have been under-represented in scholarship.

Fashion Practice provides a much-needed forum for topics ranging from design theory to the impact of technology, economics and industry developments on fashion practice. Interdisciplinary and wide ranging, Fashion Practice addresses the entire business of fashion, including:
• innovation in fashion design and practice
• sustainability and ethics within the industry
• materials, design, concepts and process
• diverse communities within fashion research
• “smart” textiles and digital fashion
• application of technologies including micro- and nano-technologies within the fashion context
• fashion consumption and production from retail/e-tail to performance fashion
• new developments in fashion and clothing business and retail practices

Fashion Practice was established in 2009, providing a platform for debate for those practicing within fashion as academics, industry professionals, and educators. The necessity for the fashion system to change in the face of current global challenges, not least the climate emergency, has become an imperative; fashion and sustainability is a major topic for research and action on all levels – individual, educational, institutional and industrial, and is increasingly reflected in the journal’s articles. Themed/special issues are regularly featured, initiated by the editors, commissioned, or developed from proposals received from guest editors working in liaison with the main editors.