Call for Managing Editor

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Call for Managing Editor

Application Deadline: May 15

Would you like to be the next Managing Editor of International Journal of the History of Sport?

The International Journal of the History of Sport (IJHS) is looking for a new Managing Editor with a background in History and Sport. Now in its fourth decade, IJHS is the world’s leading sport history academic periodical, with its global coverage of the subject. IJHS offers articles on the Americas, Africa, Australasia and the Pacific, and Europe. There are also special issues each year on topics and themes of international significance. A reviews section ensures that readers are kept up to date with publications in the field. A companion- Asian Journal of Sport History & Culture - will launch in 2020, and will be managed by an independent Editorial team.

As well as the passion to drive the journal forward during an exciting period of change, we are looking for a candidate with strong research portfolios in the field. It is a significant role, but one which is achievable within a working academic timetable.

The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and final decisions on all IJHS submissions. He, or she, will have authority to accept articles following successful peer review by the Academic Editor (AEs), and will ensure that AEs, reviewers, and authors, adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics. There will be an agreed handover period with the out-going Managing to ensure seamless transition.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover journal-related expenses. The Managing Editor will organise Editorial College meetings, whether in person, or virtually, and Taylor & Francis will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal. The Journal utilises a ScholarOne Manuscripts online editorial office system.

Becoming 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.

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

  • Someone who is active in the community, with strong personal networks.
  • Confidence to engage with the Editorial College, 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 within the Editorial College, and the wider Editorial Board.
  • This position may be available as a co-editorship - please note your interest in this in your application.

Applications will be open until May 15, 2020.


Submitting your Application

If you would like to apply for the position of Managing Editor, please forward your CV, a covering letter, and a vision statement to Taylor & Francis’ Portfolio Manager, Alejandra Black (, 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.
  • How you would work in partnership with Editorial College, the Editorial Board, and AJSHC.
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions.
  • How you would work with authors.

Why apply to be a Journal Editor?

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