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Call for a Co-Editor and Book Review Editor

Jazz Perspectives

Are you interested in a Co-Editor or Book Review Editor position with Jazz Perspectives?

Jazz Perspectives provides a broad forum for promoting cross-disciplinary scholarly dialogue across the academic jazz community. Our mission is to stimulate the international study and appreciation of the rich legacy of jazz and its many musical and cultural tangents, both past and present. The journal aims to bridge the jazz-as-music and jazz-as-culture divide of contemporary jazz studies, as well as to promote broader international perspectives on the jazz tradition and its legacy. We likewise welcome the submission of first-rate scholarship from outside the academy. The pages of the journal are devoted to all aspects of - and all approaches to - jazz scholarship. The journal is an open platform for historical inquiry, music analysis, and cultural studies. The journal furthermore includes reviews and essays on significant recent literature and new recordings and media. The journal publishes three issues per year. Further information can be found on the journal website: https://tandfonline.com/toc/rjaz20/current

We are looking for expressions of interest for the positions of Co-Editor and Book Review Editor as outlined below:


We are looking for a new co-Editor with an academic background in jazz research, as well as the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. It is a significant role, with high profile, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic timetable.

The successful candidate will work alongside the existing Editor, Ken Prouty, and would share responsibility for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions. They will have authority to accept articles following successful peer review and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.

Becoming the 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 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 such as Associate Editors

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses.

Book Review Editor

We are looking for a new Book Review Editor with an academic background in jazz research. The new Book Review Editor will be responsible for developing the books review section of the journal.  

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 a good knowledge base of current published work in the field
  • Confidence to engage with authors to solicit the highest quality reviews
  • Strong organizational skills to manage the pipeline of reviews

Submitting your Application

If you are considering an application and want to know more about these roles or other opportunities to contribute to the journal through a Special Issue or a position on the Editorial Board, please do not hesitate to contact the Managing Editor, Lucy Sheach (lucy.sheach@tandf.co.uk).  

If you would like to apply for either of these positions please forward your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement to the Managing Editor, Lucy Sheach (lucy.sheach@tandf.co.uk) by the 31st May 2019. We envision that these roles will formally begin from July 2019.

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 board
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
  • How you would work with authors

Jazz Perspectives

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