VHIS Call for Editor

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Application Deadline
15 December 2020

Would you like to join the editorial team of History: Reviews of New Books?

History: Reviews of New Books lets readers know what's new in current scholarship on historical topics. Approximately thirty to forty book reviews per issue cover all geographic areas and time periods, from ancient times to the present. The reviews are concise, authoritative, and timely. History is invaluable for professors planning course syllabi, for graduate students interested in cutting-edge work, and for libraries making regular acquisitions. We are looking for additional Executive Editors with an academic background in History, as well as the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. It is an important role, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic timetable.

The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions. They will have authority to accept reviews and will ensure that reviewers adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses. Taylor & Francis will also supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal. The Journal utilizes an online editorial office system and receives additional support from Taylor & Francis.

Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

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

  • Someone who is active in the community with strong personal networks
  • Confidence to engage with reviewers to solicit the highest quality reviews
  • Strong organizational skills to ensure that reviews are handled in a timely manner
  • The ability to foster positive working relationships with co-editors

The role will formally begin from January 2021.

Submitting your Application

If you would like to apply for the position of Executive Editor please forward your CV to Geraldine Richards, Portfolio Manager, [email protected].

History: Reviews of New Books lets readers know what's new in current scholarship on historical topics. Approximately thirty to forty book reviews per issue cover all geographic areas and time periods, from ancient times to the present. The reviews are concise, authoritative, and timely. They outline and evaluate the author's arguments, describe the sources used in the research, and place the book in the context of other scholarship. History is invaluable for professors planning course syllabi, for graduate students interested in cutting-edge work, and for libraries making regular acquisitions.

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