Call for Managing Editor
About the Role
The Managing Editor is responsible for ensuring the London Journal continues to publish articles in a timely manner appropriate to the aims and objectives of the Journal so as to maintain the Journal’s reputation as a high quality publication suitable for both academic and interested public audiences. The work involved is variable but on average equates to half a day a week. The expectation is that the Managing Editor will remain in post for four years (with an option to renew) and there is a six month period of notice for either party. There is an honorarium of £3000 attached to the role.
- Liaise with authors and provide clear instructions about submissions to the Journal
- Respond to article submissions by assigning responsibility for overseeing the refereeing process to a member of the Editorial Board
- Oversee the work of the Editorial Board by (a) ensuring submissions are evaluated in a timely manner, and to a high standard of peer review, and (b) by responding to queries from authors or members of the board.
- In liaison with the Chair of the Editorial Board advise Board members in relation to decisions about submissions which are considered difficult (such as when peer reviewers differ substantially in their opinion)
- Ensure that submissions conform to ethical guidelines relating to good research practice and respond to any grievances as appropriate
- Plan the content of each issue of the Journal, in consultation with the Book Reviews and Exhibitions editors and the Editorial Board
- Liaise with the editors of Special Issues on all matters from the initial proposal to successful publication
- Liaise with the Publisher (Taylor and Francis) over all issues concerning the production of the Journal
- Following the timetable set by the Chair of the Editorial Board, organise Board meetings
- Action appropriate tasks as identified from time to time by the Editorial Board
- Advise on the membership of the Board
- Liaise with the Chair of the Editorial Board on all significant (non-routine) matters
- Report to the Trustees at the annual trustees’ meeting and keep the trustees informed about matters relating to the Journal as necessary
- Publicise the Journal via social media and in all other appropriate contexts
- Actively solicit submissions to the Journal
The role is part time (approximately half a day a week) and carries an honorarium. Applications should include a short expression of interest and be accompanied by a CV. The closing date for applications is 31 March 2021. For further information please contact Prof. David Green, Chair of Trustees, at [email protected]
The London Journal publishes multi-disciplinary work on all aspects of London, such as its history, economy, geography, archaeology and its literary history.