Legal Reference Services Quarterly: Call for Editor-in-Chief

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Call for Editor-in-Chief

Legal Reference Services Quarterly

Deadline:
15 August 2021

About the Role

Would you like to be the Editor-in-Chief of Legal Reference Services Quarterly?

We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with an academic background in law librarianship, 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.

An important forum for daily problems and issues, Legal Reference Services Quarterly has been helping law librarians and members of the legal profession for over a decade. The Journal publishes articles that are serious, humorous, critical, or simply helpful to the working librarian. Annotated subject bibliographies, overviews of legal literature, reviews of commonly used tools, and the inclusion of reference problems unique to corporate law libraries, judicial libraries, and academic collections will keep the reader up-to-date on the continuously expanding volume of legal materials and their use in legal research.

The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions. She, he, or 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. Legal Reference Services Quarterly utilises a production tracking system and the Editor will be supported by Taylor & Francis production and peer review colleagues through the publication process.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses. Taylor & Francis will also organise regular board meetings, and we will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal.

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

The role will formally begin from the 2022 volume. There will be an agreed handover period with the out-going Editor-in-Chief to ensure seamless transition.

Submitting Your Application

Submitting your Application

If you would like to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief of Legal Reference Services Quarterly please forward your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement to Georgia Priestley, Portfolio Manager of Library & Information Science, [email protected]. 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

Closing date for applications: 15th August 2021

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An important forum for daily problems and issues, Legal Reference Services Quarterly will assist you in your day-to-day work as it has been helping other law librarians and members of the legal profession for over a decade. You will find articles that are serious, humorous, critical, or simply helpful to the working librarian. Annotated subject bibliographies, overviews of legal literature, reviews of commonly used tools, and the inclusion of reference problems unique to corporate law libraries, judicial libraries, and academic collections will keep you up-to-date on the continuously expanding volume of legal materials and their use in legal research.