Call for Editor
Journal of Archival Organization
About the Role
JOURNAL OF ARCHIVAL ORGANIZATION
We are looking for a new Editor with an academic background in archives and records management and provision, as well as the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. It is a significant role, with high profile, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic and professional career timetable.
The Journal of Archival Organization is an international, peer-reviewed journal encompassing all aspects of the arrangement, description, and provision of access to all forms of archival materials. The Journal addresses a broad range of issues of interest to the profession including archival management and staffing, archival technologies, the arrangement and description of records collection, collection growth and access, diversity and gender, grant-funding, and institutional support. Articles addressing academic, public and special/corporate libraries, museums, and governmental agencies are all welcome. Recurring features in this essential journal include: Book/Resource Reviews, Reflections on Archival Management, Archives and the Law and Technology Matters in Archives. The Journal regularly publishes themed issues often in collaboration with guest editors.
The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions, with the support of an editorial board. He, or she, will have authority to accept articles following successful peer review, and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics. The Journal of Archival Organization utilises an online editorial office system, Editorial Manager, and production tracking system and the Editor will be supported by Taylor & Francis production and peer review colleagues through the publication process.
Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses and will work with the Editor to organise editorial board meetings, supplying annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal
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 authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions
- Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner
- The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as Associate Editors and to build a diverse, inclusive editorial board
The role will formally begin from the 2021 volume and is available for immediate take up. There will be an agreed handover period with the out-going Editor to ensure seamless transition.
Submitting your Application
If you would like to apply for the position of Editor of the Journal of Archival Organization please forward your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement to Liz Colquhoun, Global Head of Portfolio, Heritage and Library & Information Science, [email protected]. Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:
- Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it
- How you would work in partnership with the editorial board
- How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
- How you would work with authors
Closing date for applications: 14th April 2021
The Journal of Archival Organization ( JAO) is an international, peer-reviewed journal encompassing all aspects of the arrangement, description, and provision of access to all forms of archival materials. JAO addresses a broad range of issues of interest to the profession including archival management and staffing, archival technologies, the arrangement and description of records collection, collection growth and access, diversity and gender, grant-funding, and institutional support. Articles addressing academic, public and special/corporate libraries, museums and governmental agencies are all welcome.