Call for Editor

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31 May 2020

About the Role

The Executive of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM) invites applications for an Editor to join the Editorial team of Research in Mathematics Education (RME). This role is initially for a three and a half year term commencing in September 2020, which may be extended for up to a further three years. The successful candidate will be required to work in close collaboration with the two continuing editors, taking joint responsibility for the journal as a whole. RME has three issues per year, one of which is normally a guest edited special issue.

RME is the official journal of BSRLM and is a highly-respected international English language journal in the field. It publishes peer-reviewed research papers of studies involving empirical investigation and theoretical argument from which conclusions and implications can be drawn for future research and/or practice. In addition, it publishes book reviews and abstracts of the BSRLM day conferences with the support of the Book Reviews Editor and the Publications Secretary of BSRLM.

We are seeking an experienced editor with expertise complementary to the team they will be joining (Laura Black and Alf Coles). In keeping with the spirit of the BSRLM, which fosters research through an inclusive and supportive community, the ethos of the RME editorial team is to provide constructive support for authors in order to produce high quality publications.

The editors are supported by a part-time editorial assistant. The journal draws on an Editorial Board of around 25 distinguished international researchers who participate in the reviewing process and contribute to the general promotion and development of the journal. In addition, there are a number of advisory editors who can provide support to the editorial team.

Applicants for the Editorial role should set out their expertise and experience in relation to the role, and indicate their views about how the journal could develop during the course of their tenure. It is expected that the successful candidate will be a well-respected member of the mathematics education community and demonstrate most of the following:

  • a significant portfolio of publications in high quality journals in the field,
  • a strong record of reviewing for such journals,
  • editorial experience (which may include guest editing, edited books, etc.)
  • an ability to comment knowledgably on a wide range of research methods
  • experience of working collaboratively in a team.

Editors are expected to commit adequate time to the role, estimated to be 3 or 4 days per month depending on the time of year, to include regular editorial team meetings and support for BSRLM conferences. Applications are welcomed from suitable candidates based in the UK or internationally.

Informal enquiries about the role may be sent to any of current editorial team:

How to Apply

Applications should be in the form of a covering letter (up to 1000 words) together with a brief CV (up to 3 pages, with publications in refereed journals listed separately) and sent to Professor Jeremy Hodgen, Chair of BSRLM ([email protected]) with a copy to the Publications Secretary ([email protected]) by 31st May 2020.

The appointment will be made by the Executive Committee of BSRLM, on behalf of the Society, with the advice of the Advisory Editors. The BSRLM Executive reserves the right to approach individuals by invitation after the closing date for proposals. Applicants should be informed of the outcome of their application during Summer 2020.

Research in Mathematics Education is an international English language journal, publishing original refereed articles on all aspects of mathematics education. Papers should address the central issues in terms which are of relevance across educational systems and informed by wider thinking in the field. The journal has three sections, covering research papers, book reviews, and current reports.

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