Call for Associate Editor

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Call for Associate Editor

European Journal of Higher Education

15 November 2020

About the role

European Journal of Higher Education (EJHE) is seeking a team of Associate Editors to work under the direction of the Editor, Dr. Manja Klemenčič (Harvard University), and in collaboration with Managing Editor, Dr. Marco Seeber (University of Agder) and Associate Editor, Dr. Giulio Marini (University College London), to shape the content of the journal.


About the journal

EJHE ( offers comprehensive coverage of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of higher education, analyses of European and national higher education reforms and processes, and comparative studies of higher education within Europe or elsewhere compared to Europe. In 4 issues per year, two of which are special issues, the journal publishes original research articles, book reviews and special issue articles. All manuscripts undergo rigorous peer review. Articles are published on-line and in print. EJHE is indexed in the Scopus-Scimago journal citation database.


Tasks of the Associate Editor position

The tasks of Associate Editors are to administer the peer review process of articles submitted for publication, including conducting a preliminary review of manuscript suitability and quality, identifying and inviting double-blind peer reviewers, assessing returned reviews, making editorial decisions, and overseeing the resubmission and production processes. All peer review processes are administered through the ScholarOne Manuscript Central online submission system. Associate Editors might be called to assist with the management of special issues. In total, it is anticipated that each Associate Editor will be responsible for around 7 manuscripts at various stages of review at any given time, including about two new manuscripts per week. Associate Editors will represent the journal at academic conferences and other events and will be involved with strategic and marketing functions of the journal as required. Associate Editors will be able to draw on the members of the Editorial Board for advice, support and practical assistance with these tasks.


Associate Editor positions are unremunerated, but each Associate Editor is allocated editorial expenses of 1,000 GBP to cover travel and other administrative costs.


Qualifications and other requirements:

  1. PhD in a field relevant to the contents of the journal.
  2. Demonstrated high quality scholarship in a field relevant to the content areas of the journal.
  3. Demonstrated ability to engage with a broad range of topics, methods and disciplinary perspectives in the field, broad knowledge of the field and the scholars in the field, and ability to identify reviewers for submitted manuscripts.
  4. Substantial experience as an author and/or editor of scholarly works.
  5. Prior experience or willingness to be trained in using the ScholarOne Manuscript Central online submission system.
  6. Commitment to and understanding of codes of ethics relevant to academic research and publishing and familiarity with the requirements of the double-blind peer review process.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work professionally and meet deadlines.
  8. Willingness to work closely and cooperatively with the Editor, the Managing Editor, other Associate Editors, Editorial Board members and as needed, Taylor and Francis administrative and production staff.

Submitting your Application

To apply, please fill out the application form here:

Along with the application form, you will be asked to submit:

- CV,

- at least three and up to five of your most significant publications, and

- a brief cover letter stating your motivations for the position and any relevant information concerning the position requirements.


The deadline is 15 November 2020 at midnight (CET). The interviews for the shortlisted candidates will be conducted the week of 22 November 2020. Questions concerning this call can be addressed to the Editor, Manja Klemenčič at [email protected] and Managing Editor, Marco Seeber at [email protected] .

Decision letters will be sent by 1 December 2020 in view of the contract signed and duties to commence from 1 January 2021 for an initial period of 2 years. ScholarOne training will be provided online in December 2020.



The European Journal of Higher Education (EJHE) offers comprehensive coverage of theoretical and empirical studies of higher education in Europe, comparative research within Europe, and comparisons between European and non-European higher education. Building on the successful legacy of its predecessor, Higher Education in Europe, EJHE is establishing itself as one of the flagship journals in the study of higher education and specifically in study of European higher education.