Co-Editor(s) required for South African Theatre Journal

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Call for Co-Editor(s)

South African Theatre Journal

30 June 2021


Applications are invited for positions of Co-Editors for South African Theatre Journal– an international academic journal, published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis . The role is for a three-year appointment, starting in August 2021. The appointment will be for three years, renewable for a further three-year term subject to mutual agreement. Routledge will provide advice, support and performance analysis of the journal. It is envisaged that the successful candidates will begin in an onboarding capacity on 1 August 2021. The Co-Editors will be responsible for the following:

• Processing and co-ordinating the peer review process for new contributions to the journal via the Editorial Manager peer review system and ensuring that all reviewers and authors uphold the journal’s code of publishing ethics

. • Making final decisions on submissions as a subject expert, providing feedback to authors, and working with Routledge to prepare accepted submissions for publication.

• Identifying strategies to enhance and maintain the quality and reputation of the journal, particularly with relation to the quality and timeliness of the published research.

• Supervising (and helping to recruit) an editorial team. Working with Routledge and the Editorial Board to develop the editorial strategy and direction/focus of the journal and acting as ambassador for the journal.

• Commissioning special issues and assigning topical Guest Editors; soliciting submissions in line with editorial strategy.

• Reviewing and expanding the Editorial Board, Editorial team and pool of reviewers as necessary, in terms of size, subject specialisms and geographical representation.

Submitting your Application

Interested candidates are requested to email a letter of interest and a full C.V., including a list of published papers, to Mr Mokheseng R. Buti, Portfolio Manager, Taylor & Francis Africa: [email protected] All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Routledge will judge each application on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the candidate. Interviews will be held online, with shortlisted candidates contacted in early July 2021. Routledge is also open to joint applications for shared editorial responsibilities, with two or more Co-Editors applying.


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South African Theatre Journal provides a leading forum for the academic discussion of issues relating to theatre, performance and the media, notably as these manifest themselves in Southern Africa and further afield on the African continent. The journal features peer-reviewed articles on the history, theory and practice of the performing arts, as well as the methodology of theatre research and performance studies. The journal incorporates theatre reports, book reviews, commentaries, and play texts. Since it is a major aim of the journal to foster multi-cultural and inter-disciplinary studies in the field, contributions are invited from all engaged authors, irrespective of their particular institutional and disciplinary affiliations, or their specific theoretical and methodological perspectives.