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Call for Editor-in-Chief

Studies in Travel Writing
Deadline: 1st August 2022

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About the Role with Studies in Travel Writing

Following Professor Youngs’ decision to step down as lead editor of Studies in Travel Writing in order to focus on his own writing, Routledge are seeking to appoint a new Editor, or pair of Co-Editors, with suitable academic background as well as the passion to drive the journal forward.

The successful candidate(s) will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions, using the Studies in Travel Writing ScholarOne site. They will have authority to accept articles following peer review and will ensure that reviewers, authors, and Editorial Board members adhere to the journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics. The new Editor(s) would initially work with Professor Youngs through an agreed handover period to ensure seamless transition and will be responsible for the 2023 volume onwards. The new Editor(s) would be free to nominate additions to the board to support them.

Routledge will provide training on systems and processes used as well as remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses. Routledge will also be able to supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the journal to support ongoing development.

Becoming the Editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience offering the opportunity to build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognised as a leading figure within the research community.

    Editor Qualifications

    Interested in applying? Here are the skills and attributes we would be looking for in a successful applicant:

    • Active within the travel writing research community;

    • Experience of/in academic publishing, including editing (special issues, peer review, edited collections, etc.);

    • Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to attract the highest quality submissions;

    • Encouragement of researchers at all stages of their careers;

    • Strong organisational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner;

    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as reviewers, Editorial Board members, authors and Routledge contacts;

    • Time to devote to the journal’s development and act as an ambassador for the journal.

    Submitting your Application to Studies in Travel Writing

    We welcome applications from individuals or from teams who wish to co-edit the Journal. Potential co-editors should express their interest jointly.

    Applications shall include a CV and short vision statement. You vision statement should be no longer than 600 words and should cover:

    • Where you believe the study of travel writing is going, and the journal’s place within it;

    • What opportunities for development you see, and ideas for how you would enact these;

    • How you would maintain and increase the quality and diversity of submissions in a virtual environment.

    Following receipt, suitable candidates will be selected to discuss the role in more detail.

    Formal appointment and a transition timeline will then be mutually agreed with Routledge and the outgoing Editor.

    The journal is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within its editorial team and decision making processes. All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on its merits without bias for seniority of institutional affiliation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics.

    If you have any questions about the role or application process, please feel free to contact the current Editor [email protected] and [email protected] Please do not send applications to these addresses.

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