YMSI Call for Co Editor

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Call for Editor

Museums & Social Issues

18 September 2020

Role description

Routledge, Taylor & Francis is seeking a new Editor or Co-Editors for Museums & Social Issues, an interdisciplinary journal that examines the relationship between museums and contemporary social issues. The Journal aims to interrogate how museums respond to, interact with and influence discussions on race, colonization, immigration, accessibility, representation, class and health, and provide a platform for these urgent contemporary issues. 

Museums & Social Issues is part of a world-leading portfolio of heritage publications and is indexed in the Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and Scopus. 

The Editor or Co-Editors will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision making on Journal content, overseeing submissions and peer review, and managing an editorial board. The Editor or Co-Editors will be able to commission papers and thematic issues of his/her choice and influence the future direction of the Journal and its development. 

Routledge, Taylor & Francis will provide training on systems and publishing ethics, support and advice on editor responsibilities and development plans, and regular updates on the Journal’s metrics. Routledge, Taylor & Francis will pay the Editor or Co-Editors an annual honorarium to support work on the Journal.

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

  • Active within the museum community, with strong networks;
  • Experience with academic publishing (special issues, peer review, edited collections, etc.);
  • Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to attract the highest quality submissions and build a reviewer pool;
  • 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;
  • Time to devote to the Journal’s development and act as an ambassador for the Journal.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates are requested to email a CV and a short vision statement for the journal (c. 300 words) to the Portfolio Manager at Routledge, Taylor & Francis,  Emma Lockwood ([email protected]) by Friday 18th September 2020.

Co-Editors should express their interest jointly.

Museums & Social Issues focuses on the interaction between compelling social issues and the way that museums respond to, influence, or become engaged with them. The journal responds to dynamic and contemporary topics such as race, immigration, health care, democratic process, and representation by featuring theoretical, philosophical, and practical pieces that discuss museums in relation to a range of contemporary issues. Submissions may include a history of the issue, critical questions, philosophical reflections, theoretical positions, examples of exhibits, programs or initiatives that have addressed issue, and a review or bibliography of pertinent books, websites, exhibits and other resources. 

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