About the Journal
Routledge is currently seeking an Associate Editor to assist the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Architectural Conservation, helping to source suitable material for publication and manage the peer review process, via the journal’s Editorial Manager system. The Journal’s scope is wide-ranging and includes discussion on aesthetics and philosophies; historical influences; project evaluation and control; repair techniques; materials; reuse of buildings; legal issues; inspection, recording and monitoring; management and interpretation; and historic parks and gardens. Journal of Architectural Conservation also offers a valuable resource that includes information on building types; building materials and their conservation; recent case studies; developments in specific construction techniques; and research results from key investigations.
About the role
The Associate Editor will be responsible for managing the submission and peer review process via the Journal’s Editorial Manager system. This will include seeking the advice of editorial board members, finding and inviting well-qualified reviewers, soliciting reviews within set timeframes, collating reviewer feedback and working closely with the Editor-in-Chief to decide on the suitability of manuscripts for publication.
The Associate Editor will also be expected to assist the Editor-in-Chief in soliciting suitable manuscripts in the field of architectural conservation, e.g. from colleagues or contacts in the field and/or at conferences and events; editing manuscripts; and preparing manuscripts for publication, working closely with Routledge’s peer-review systems and production team.
The successful applicants would start by April 2020 in order to transition over any duties relating to the submission and peer review system. Full training on Editorial Manager will be provided by Routledge’s peer-review systems team.
This post is for a term of 2 years initially, renewable by mutual consent for further terms, starting in 2020.
Please submit applications by 31 March to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key qualities sought for the position of Associate Editor include:
- A sound early-stage record of practice and scholarship in the field of architectural conservation.
- Managerial skills to oversee the editorial cycle and meet deadlines.
- Ability to attract respected experts to review manuscripts; and the ability to solicit quality submissions.
- Previous publishing and reviewing experience, but this is not essential.
- Strong organizational, networking, and communication skills; and good English language skills.
As the leading authority in its field, the international Journal of Architectural Conservation provides invaluable guidance on policy, practice and technical developments. Encouraging debate on a broad variety of conservation issues, this peer-reviewed Journal with its high academic and professional standards fulfils its ambition to illuminate, question and inform.