Call For Editor

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Call for Editor

International Journal of Nautical Archaeology

23 July 2021

About the role

The Nautical Archaeology Society is seeking an editor for its flagship academic journal, the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology (IJNA). Founded in 1972 and currently celebrating its 50th birthday, the Journal is a field-leading bi-annual forum for research into all aspects of nautical and maritime archaeology. Since 2021 the IJNA has been published on the Society’s behalf by Taylor and Francis ( and is currently distributed in print form and online to a worldwide readership. The IJNA is supported with a grant from the Honor Frost Foundation (

The editor of the IJNA will have a strong academic background; preferably knowledge of the subject; excellent copy-editing skills; a clear understanding of academic referencing; an eye for quality; self-motivation; rigorous organisational abilities and appreciate adherence to deadlines. The editor will ideally have experience of image editing for publication. The editor will need strong networking skills to be used to promote the journal at UK and international events as well as on social media.

The editor will be responsible for the management and editing of copy from initial submission to final publication. Duties include selecting initial submissions based on quality; communicating constructively with authors, referees, the Book Reviews Editor, the publisher and representatives of the Society; ensuring a proper peer-review process, copy-editing and the enforcement of house style. The editor will work with other Society staff and volunteers on NAS initiatives to promote the Journal such as webinars ( and conferences.

The editor will be required to follow COPE guidelines and uphold the Statement of Principles of the Society. The editor can work from NAS Offices at Fort Cumberland, Portsmouth or can choose to work from home. They will submit a quarterly activity report to the Society and will preferably attend in person at least one committee meeting or AGM of the Society each year.

Employment status: Self-employment remuneration £24,000 per annum, plus expenses allowance. We would consider PAYE employment including pension contribution.

Term: Commencing October 2021. Two years fixed term with a possibility of renewal. Includes a six-month probationary period.

The Nautical Archaeology Society is a UK-based charity dedicated to advancing education and research at all levels and in all aspects of nautical archaeology.

Submitting your Application

Applicants should submit by email, a CV, a covering letter setting out their aptitude for the post and their ambitions for the journal, as well as the contact details of two referees to: Mark Beattie-Edwards, MA, MCIfA, FSA Email: [email protected] Download as pdf here (

The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology is a forum for the exchange of ideas and research relevant to all aspects of nautical and maritime archaeology. Published twice a year, the IJNA is a full colour publication both online and in print, with each issue containing peer-reviewed original articles, notes and book reviews. IJNA addresses the theory and practice of archaeology and related academic disciplines, such as cultural geography, history, ethnography, oceanography and anthropology, which investigate human associations with water and waterborne craft of all periods throughout the world, on seas and inland waters. Aiming to encourage a fuller understanding of the maritime past within its wider context, IJNA keeps readers abreast of the latest discoveries, new interpretations and theoretical approaches.