RFTD Call for Editor

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Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 1 October 2020

Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice, published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis, seeks a new Editor to join the Editor Team

Routledge, Taylor & Francis is seeking expressions of interest for the Editor of JTDRP, to join our Editor Team before the end of the year 2020.

We are seeking an Editor who has a textile design or related background in a relevant discipline, with interest in expanding the nature and scope of discourse in this area, and to broaden the geographical reach of the existing editorial team.

The new Editor, as part of the Editor Team, will be responsible for ensuring that high-quality research, that supports the journal’s Aims and Scope, is published in JTDRP. Key elements of the role include:

  • Soliciting and receiving submissions to the journal
  • Maintaining rigorous peer review handled through the journal’s Editorial Manager system
  • Commissioning special/themed issues and appointing Guest Editors as appropriate
  • Establishing responsive relationships with reviewers for the journal
  • Appointing Editorial Advisory Board Members
  • Promoting the journal at conferences, events and to relevant networks
  • Contributing to developing alternative platforms for the dissemination of traditional and non-traditional research outcomes

The Editor will join the current Editor Team, to make a complete team of four Editors in total.

Expressions of interest

Interested individuals are invited to submit their CV and a brief Vision Statement (1 page only), outlining their thoughts in relation to the editorship of the journal. The Vision Statement may cover the following in relation to the journal’s standing:

  • Current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the journal
  • Key developments in the subject area, conferences and events
  • Opportunities for soliciting articles, special/themed issues
  • Considerations that will enhance the quality and reputation
  • Competitor analysis of key journals in the subject area

Interested individuals are also asked to outline any relevant editorial experience and how they would apply this experience to this role. Editorial experience may include the following:

  • Editor, Co-Editor, Associate Editor, Assistant Editor
  • Editorial Board/Editorial Advisory Board Member
  • Reviewer
  • Author
  • Guest Editor
  • Experience with electronic editorial systems, such as ScholarOne Manuscripts or Editorial Manager

Any queries about the role and expressions of interest should be sent to Ruth Glasspool, Portfolio Manager at Routledge, Taylor & Francis: [email protected]

The deadline for expressions of interest is 1st October 2020

The Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice (JTDRP) is an academic journal devoted to creating a forum to facilitate, stimulate and disseminate research about and surrounding textile design and practice. JTDRP operates in the spaces between theory and practice, fundamental and applied research. It aims to embrace a wide range of perspectives, inclusive of different modes of research and practice, systems of knowledge and ways of knowing. 

Encompassing a range disciplines and outcomes, the journal publishes submissions from the following areas: research through textile designing and making; research informed by textiles; and research for textile design education - encompassing pedagogic studies into the development of textile designers, practitioners and researchers.

Within these areas, the journal is interested in the following: interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches; the evolving role of the textile designer in such contexts and beyond; the nature of knowledge employed and generated through textile practice; the application and value of such knowledge in an expanded field; textile practices that work towards addressing contemporary societal challenges; interfaces between research and industry; new research methods with illustrative case studies; textile design process; relationships between traditional and contemporary practices, including the integration of new, emergent and traditional technologies and materials from a range of perspectives; and pedagogy for the education and continuing professional development of textile designers.

We welcome full research papers, position papers, practitioner interviews and reviews.  The journal is looking to expand the range of formats and platforms we offer to disseminate both traditional and non-traditional research outcomes.

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