Call for Editor-in-Chief

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Call for Editor in Chief

Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

Would you like to be the Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Politics?

Environmental Politics is an international, inter-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal spanning the fields of political science, political sociology, and political theory. The journal provides a forum for the publication of original research into, and discussion and analysis of, the diverse theoretical and empirical aspects of environmental politics. The journal's current (2018) Impact Factor is 3.827, ranked 8/176 in Political Science, and 23/116 in Environmental Studies. We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with a strong academic background and publishing experience as well as the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change.

The successful candidate or team will be responsible for maintaining and developing the national and international reputation of the journal; representing and promoting the journal in international conferences and other forums; and editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions to the journal. You will uphold the highest standards of scholarship for the journal,  and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.

Taylor & Francis will support you in all aspects of the role. We provide training and support on all editorial processes and systems, including the journal online editorial office system, Editorial Manager, which manages the peer-review process. We will provide you with Editorial Office support for the submission system, and regular journal performance data to inform your strategic decision-making, and offer guidance on strategic journal development, publishing ethics, and developments within the publishing landscape.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover journal-related expenses.

Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

We welcome expressions of interest from established scholars in any relevant field of environmental politics, and from any higher education institution. Expertise in relevant quantitative methods is desirable.

The journal’s Aims and Scope, and the membership of the editorial team and editorial board can be accessed at:

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

  • Active in the scholarly community with strong personal networks
  • Confidence to engage with Editors, authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions
  • Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner
  • The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues

The role will begin on 1st April 2020.

Submitting your Application

If you would like to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief please forward your CV and a vision statement to Portfolio Manager, Huw Price at [email protected] by 1st March 2020. Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

  • Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it
  • Your academic and operational vision for the journal
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
  • How you would work with authors

We will consider applications from individuals and from Co-Editor-in-Chief teams. The position will commence on 1st April 2020. 

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