Call for Co-Editor and Commissioning Editors

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Call for Co-Editor and Commissioning Editors

Children's Geographies

25 October 2021

About the Role

Applications are invited for the posts of Co-Editor and Commissioning Editor (North America) and Commissioning Editor (Asia) for the journal Children’s Geographies

Children’s Geographies has three editorial openings: Co-Editor, and two Commissioning Editors for North America and Asia respectively, for an initial term of three years, starting in January 2022.


We are seeking Editors to join Matej Blazek and Louise Holt. The Editors will work collaboratively with the existing Editorial Team and the Publisher, Routledge, to coordinate the publication process; overseeing all editorial aspects from submission to final publication. The Editorial team is supported by the Editorial Board and Routledge, the latter in turn co-ordinating the activities of in-house editorial, production, marketing, sales, and distribution staff.

Editors are involved in the operational and strategic leadership of the journal. Strategically they work as part of the Senior Editorial Team to deliver the journal’s mission, ensuring it publishes the leading-edge research and scholarship relating to children, young people and families Operationally, editors are responsible for soliciting, reviewing, and rendering decisions on manuscript submissions, and attending the annual editorial board meeting.

All editors are responsible for raising the profile of the journal. Commissioning Editors have specific responsibility for raising the profile, authorship and readership of the journal in their region and handle a smaller volume of submissions.


Candidate Specification

Applicants should have recognised expertise and an established record of scholarship in the context of children’s geographies (and the broader social studies of childhood/youth) and related subjects, and be actively involved with networks within the field. Applicants must have strong organizational and managerial skills, an ability and willingness to work collaboratively on editorial tasks and a commitment to the mission of Children’s Geographies. The successful candidate is likely to be a tenured academic, with some experience in editing journals, Special Issues and/or edited books.

We recognise that a more diverse editorial team would promote more creative scholarship, and therefore we especially welcome applications from under-represented groups such as colleagues who identify as Black or from an Ethnic Minority, colleagues from the Majority World, or any other under-represented group.

The successful candidates will take up their post on 1st January 2022.

Routledge will provide an annual contribution to expenses incurred by each Editor.

Interested in applying?

You are invited to submit a one-page vision statement for the journal and a one-page outline of qualifications for the position, along with a two-page C.V:

Louise Holt [email protected]

Matej Blazek [email protected]

Sarah Bird [email protected]

Under the subject line of either Children’s Geographies Commissioning Editor or Children’s Geographies Co-Editor.

Children's Geographies is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes leading edge research and scholarship relating to children, young people and families. The Journal publishes internationally excellent new work relating to any aspect of the geographies of children, young people and families. Although focussed upon geographical issues and spatial concepts, the Journal welcomes multi- and inter-disciplinary submissions from researchers in areas such as Sociology, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Economic Development, Education, Psychology, Legal Studies, Social Policy, Political Science, Urban Design and Architecture. The Journal also provides a forum for policy-makers and practitioners with an interest in these fields. The Journal’s Editorial Board supports the involvement of early career and international researchers.