FHSP Call for Editors (Special Projects, Africa, Americas)

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Call for Editors -

Academic Editor (Americas), Academic Editor (Africa), Academic Editor (Special Projects)

The International Journal of the History of Sport

Application Deadline
31 October 2020

Would you like to be an Academic Editor of The International Journal of the History of Sport? The journal currently seeks 3 new Academic Editors.

They are significant roles, with high profile, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic timetable.  The successful candidates will be responsible for producing two issues every year as well as editing manuscripts for regular issues. Additional duties will also include supervising the peer - review process and reviewing manuscripts from submission to completion of articles, recruiting authors for both regular and special issues, and ensuring that all accepted manuscripts fully confirm to the journal style, grammar and reference requirement.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the roles to cover any journal-related expenses. Taylor & Francis will also organise regular board meetings, and supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal. The Journal utilises an online editorial office system Scholar One.

Becoming an 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. Find out more about the three open positions below.

Academic Editor (Americas)

The International Journal of the History of Sport is looking for a new Academic Editor with an academic background in History and Sport and a particular focus on the Americas.  Additionally, there are 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.

Academic Editor (Africa)

The International Journal of the History of Sport is looking for a new Academic Editor with an academic background in History and Sport and a particular focus on Africa.  Additionally, there are 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. As befits an international journal, abstracts for the regular issues are translated into French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish. 

Academic Editor (Special Projects)

The International Journal of the History of Sport is looking for a new Special Projects Editor with an academic background in History and Sport.  Additionally, there are 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

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

  • Someone who is active in the community with strong personal networks.
  • Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to help 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 wider Editorial Board and wider.

The closing date for applications is 31 October 2020, and the role will formally begin from 1 January 2021.

Submitting your Application

If you would like to apply for any of the Academic Editor positions please forward your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement to Alejandra Black (Alejandra.Black @tandf.co.uk). 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 the Editorial College and Editorial Board.
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions.
  • How you would work with authors.

Now in its fourth decade, The International Journal of the History of Sport ( IJHS )  is the world’s leading sport history academic periodical with its fully-refereed global coverage of the subject. As well as regular issues, the IJHS also offers regionally-focused issues on the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Pacific, Europe, and from 2012 the Middle East. Additionally there are 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. 

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