MEEE Call for EiC

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Call for Editor-in-Chief

Eastern European Economics

Deadline
31 August 2020

Would you like to be the Editor-in-Chief of Eastern European Economics?

Eastern European Economics publishes research on the economies of Central and Eastern Europe—their functioning under central planning; reformist trends in communist-era economic theory and practice; and, more recently, the ongoing processes of transition to market economics in different countries and their integration into the broader European and global economies. The journal aims to surface developments in Central and Eastern European economic thought and policy that are of most interest to those professionally concerned with this field and with the future of Europe.

We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with a strong academic background and publishing experience as well as the enthusiasm and vision to drive the journal forward. The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions to the journal and will have authority to accept articles following successful peer review. You will uphold the highest standards of scholarship for the journal,  and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.

Taylor & Francis will support you in all aspects of the role. We provide training and support on all editorial processes and system, including the journal online editorial office system, ScholarOne, which manages the peer-review process. We will provide you with regular journal performance data to inform your decision-making, and offer guidance on strategic journal development, publishing ethics, and developments within the publishing landscape.

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

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. It is a significant role, with a high profile, but one that we believe is compatible with an existing academic timetable.

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

  • Active in the scholarly community with extensive personal networks
  • Confident in engaging 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 authors, reviewers, editorial team members, and the in-house publishing team at Taylor & Francis

The successful candidate will be expected to assume the role from 1 January 2021.

Submitting your Application

For an informal discussion of the role, please contact Vicki Whittaker, Head of Portfolio, at [email protected].  If you wish to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief please forward your CV and a vision statement to Portfolio Manager, Michelle Goff, at [email protected]. Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

  • Where you believe the field is headed (geographically and thematically)
  • What the challenges and opportunities for the journal are, and why you are the right candidate to realize the journal’s potential
  • How you would attract high-quality authors and research
  • How you would promote the journal to the wider scholarly community

We will consider applications from individuals and from editorial teams. The closing date for applications is 31 August 2020 and interviews will be held between 7 September and 11 September 2020. Please indicate your availability for interview when you submit your application.

Since its founding in 1962, Eastern European Economics has consistently published the finest research on the economies of Central and Eastern Europe—their functioning under central planning; reformist trends in communist-era economic theory and practice; and more recently, the ongoing processes of transition to market economics in different countries and their integration into the broader European and global economies. The editorial mission of Eastern European Economic s is to reflect developments in Central and Eastern European economic thought and policy that are of most interest to those professionally concerned with this field and with the future of the new Europe.

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