Services Marketing Quarterly: Call for Editor-in-Chief

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Call for Editor-in-Chief

Services Marketing Quarterly

16 July 2021

About the Role

We are seeking applications for an Editor-in-Chief with a strong academic background and publishing experience as well as the enthusiasm and vision to drive the journal forward.

The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and initial decision-making on submissions to the journal, and will have the authority to accept articles following successful peer-review. You will uphold the highest standards of scholarship for the journal and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.

Taylor & Francis will support you in all aspects of the role. We provide training and support for you on all editorial processes and systems, including the journal’s online editorial office system, ScholarOne, which manages the peer-review process. We will provide you with regular journal performance data to inform your decision-making and offer guidance on strategic journal development, publishing ethics, and developments within the publishing landscape. Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses.

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. It is a significant role with a high profile, but one that we believe is compatible with an existing academic timetable.

Desired Skills:

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

  • Active in the scholarly community with extensive professional networks;
  • Confident in engaging 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 authors, reviewers, and the in-house publishing team at Taylor & Francis.

Submitting Your Application

The successful candidate will assume the role of Editor-in-Chief from January 1, 2022 but will begin training and transition planning in Fall 2021.

If you wish to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief, please forward your CV and a vision statement to SMQ’s Portfolio Manager, Laura Raines, at [email protected] [[email protected]]. Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages, and should cover:

  • Where you believe the field is headed and SMQ’s place in it;
  • What the challenges and opportunities for SMQ are, and why you are the right candidate to realize the journal’s potential;
  • What questions you believe should be answered by articles in the journal;
  • How you would attract high-quality authors and research;
  • How you would promote the journal to the wider scholarly community.

We will consider applications from individuals and from editorial teams. The closing date for applications is July 16 2021 and interviews will be held between July 25 and July 31 2021. Please indicate your availability for interview when you submit your application.


Services Marketing Quarterly (SMQ) is directed at academicians and practitioners who are involved in the development and application of services marketing concepts to the wide spectrum of industries that constitute the service sector of economies. The journal presents both theoretical and empirical articles including experimental and pilot studies addressing various issues faced by service marketers to enhance the development of the marketing literature in the application of marketing concepts to services.