Call for Temporary Associate Editor

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Call for Temporary Associate Editor

European Security

29 March 2021

About the Role

We are currently seeking one temporary associate editor for European Security from May 2021-May 2022. This will offer the successful applicant valuable editorial experience and opportunities to learn at first-hand many aspects of academic publication. The person appointed will work with the co-editors on all aspects of the production of academic journal articles. Training will be provided. The work is conducted online.

The role is open to all and may be of particular interest to early career researchers in any area of European Security who would like to gain editorial experience. We would be very interested in hearing from those with areas of research expertise that would broaden that of the existing team. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups. A sum of money to cover editorial expenses will be provided and will be paid to the associate editor in January 2022.

The Role

The associate editor will work to support the co-editors. Specifically, this will include undertaking the tasks outlined below.

General Tasks:

  • Promptly referring any ethical or copyright or legal issues to the co-editors and the Publisher
  • Ensuring that they work in accordance with agreed and ethical peer review standards for the publication of articles, so as to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of peer review and assure the quality of published articles
  • Complying with data protection regulations (including GDPR) and ensure all user data is kept secure
  • Working with the co-editors and the Publisher to promote the reputation, academic success, and prosperity of the Journal



Editorial tasks:

  • To procure, receive, subject to editorial review and then, at their discretion, process through independent and anonymous peer review, articles submitted to the Journal for consideration via ScholarOne. More specifically:
    • To find relevant reviewers and invite them to review any article which is allocated to the associate editor by one of the co-editors.
    • To keep track of the review process of the articles under the associate editor’s supervision.
    • To make decisions on articles with the guidance of the co-editors.
    • To ensure that peer review happens in a timely fashion.
  • To send accepted articles to the publication team.
  • To look through the proofs of accepted articles before they are published online.
  • To promote published articles through social media e.g. twitter.
  • Work with the co-editors to promote the call for a special issue, and then to produce said special issue.

Person Specification


  • To hold a PhD in any area of European Security
  • To be well organised with good communication skills
  • To have a good general knowledge of the field of European Security.


  • To possess knowledge of quantitative analysis
  • To have research expertise that adds to the existing team’s specialisms.
  • Good social media skills, particularly Twitter.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please email Dr Laura Chappell ([email protected]) and Dr Jocelyn Mawdsley ([email protected]) by 29 March 2021, submitting a CV and a letter of motivation (maximum two pages) outlining what you can bring to the role and why you would like to be considered. If you have any queries, please contact either Dr Laura Chappell or Dr Jocelyn Mawdsley


European Security is a forum for discussing challenges and approaches to security within the region as well as for Europe in a global context. The journal seeks to publish critical analyses of policies and developments in European institutions and member states, their relations with European and other immediate neighbours, and their relations with the wider world, including other regional and international organisations