Call for Editor

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Call for Senior Editor

Cogent Education

11 May 2020

About the Role

Cogent Education, part of Taylor & Francis/Routledge, is a multidisciplinary open access journal that strives for inclusivity and global reach. The broad scope of the journal creates a perfect environment to foster connections between researchers across curriculum and teaching studies, educational policy, educational assessment, educational leadership, educational psychology, information and communications technology in education, international and comparative education, professional education and training, student learning, and teacher education and development. The journal is well-established, and we are now looking to increase its impact in the field.

Through open access publishing, we bring sound and scholarly research to people across the globe. Our expert and diverse international editorial board undertake objective and constructive peer review. Each submission is evaluated on its own scholarly merit and research integrity. A range of article types are accepted, including reviews, letters and replication studies. For more information on the journal, please visit:

The journal seeks to appoint Senior Editors with strong academic backgrounds and publishing experience, as well as the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. Senior Editors will lead and take responsibility for their assigned sections.

The sections for which the journal is recruiting Senior Editors include:

  • Educational Policy – encompasses all aspects of educational policy making, debate, development, implementation and impact on all levels of education and teaching, with a broad and interdisciplinary focus. Original research that explores the impact of educational policy practices and theories across international applications and cross-disciplinary relevance such as sociology, management and economics are also encouraged.

  • Educational Psychology & Counselling – aims to connect research and themes from the wider field of psychology that can impact upon education and welcomes submissions of research that explore key variables such as teacher-directed instruction, student engagement, and theories of learning. The section encourages cross-disciplinary research that has international appeal that is relevant to the educational community, of both theory and practice.

The successful candidates will be responsible for the editorial oversight of their assigned sections: coordinating the peer-review process, recruiting a team of Editors to assist with peer-review coordination, and commissioning high quality submissions to the journal. The Senior Editors 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 systems, including the journal online editorial office system, Editorial Manager, which manages the peer-review process. We will provide you with regular journal performance data to inform your strategic decision-making, and offer guidance on strategic journal development, publishing ethics, and developments within the publishing landscape.

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 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 handling Editors

Submitting your application

If you would like to apply for the position of Senior Editor, please forward your CV and a vision statement for your section to Open Access Portfolio Manager, Abi Amey, at [email protected] by 11 May 2020.

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

Cogent Education is a leading multidisciplinary open access journal, publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed articles across the breadth of educational research. The journal is led by Editor-in-Chief Professor John C.K. Lee (The Education University of Hong Kong), supported by an expert international Editorial Board. Our academic editors take an objective and constructive approach to peer review, ensuring each manuscript is evaluated on its own scholarly merits and research integrity. Article-level metrics let the research speak for itself.

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