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Call for Editor 

Communication Law and Policy

29 January 2021

About the role

The Publications Policy Committee of the AEJMC Law and Policy Division is seeking applications for the position of editor of Communication Law and Policy, the quarterly, peer-reviewed law journal published by the division.  The position is for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2022, with the potential for reappointment.

 The editor of the journal is responsible for the prompt processing of all manuscripts submitted to the journal, coordinating four issues per year, handling all correspondence relative to the publication, preparing an annual report, and presenting the report to the Law and Policy Division and Publications Policy Commission each year at the AEJMC annual conference.  The editor should be able to write and edit clearly, to communicate effectively with authors, and to have an understanding of and appreciation for a broad range of research methods used in legal scholarship.  The editor must be comfortable using an online peer review system; training for the specific system will be provided.The new editor must be a member of the AEJMC Law and Policy Divison  The editor receives an annual honorarium of $10,000, but must demonstrate that the academic unit where the journal will be housed will support the journal with specific consideration as to postage, photocopying and technical support, as well as provisions for some of the expenses for an editorial assistant.

Submitting your Application

To apply, a candidate should send electronically to Nina Brown, [email protected], a letter of interest that addresses his or her fit for the role, a complete vita, a letter of support from a unit head, and a list of five references with contact information.  In the alternative, applications may be mailed to Prof. Brown at Room 440, Newhouse 3, 215 University Place, Syracuse, NY  13244.  Applications must be received by January 29, 2021. The current editor of the journal is not applying for re-appointment.


The societal, cultural, economic, and political dimensions of communication, including the freedoms of speech and press, are undergoing dramatic global changes. The convergence of the mass media, telecommunications, and computers has raised important questions reflected in analyses of modern communication law, policy, and regulation. Serving as a forum for discussions of these continuing and emerging questions, Communication Law and Policy considers traditional and contemporary problems of freedom of expression and dissemination, including theoretical, conceptual, and methodological issues inherent in the special conditions presented by new media and information technologies.