Journal of Youth Studies Expressions of interest are invited for the post of Editor/Editorial Team

Journal of Youth Studies

Routledge, Taylor & Francis is undertaking a process to appoint an editor or editorial team for the Journal of Youth Studies for (in the first instance) a new five year term, following the unexpected passing of the founding editor Professor Andy Furlong.  Professor Robert MacDonaldProfessor Tracy Shildrick, and Dr Dan Woodman have covered the Editor-in Chief role for the journal since January 2017, alongside the team of editors assembled by Professor Furlong. Should the result of this process necessitate handover to a new editorial team, the current editorial team will hand over necessary documentation and communication during an agreed handover period.
The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday, 29th June 2018. 

About the Journal
Launched in 1998, the Journal of Youth Studies has established itself as the leading international, multidisciplinary journal for academics with interests relating to youth and young adulthood.
Now in its 21st volume, the Journal is included in the Social Sciences Citation Index with a 2016 Impact Factor of 1.440 and a 2016 5-year Impact Factor of 1.589. The readership and authorship see increasing numbers each year, and are both international. At present, the majority of readers and authors are based in Northern & Central Europe, Australasia and North America, whilst those in Asia Pacific form a smaller but growing constituent of both groups.
The Journal of Youth Studies publishes 10 issues per annum, each containing approximately 8 research articles. The Journal received over 380 original submissions in 2017; roughly 25% submissions are ultimately accepted.

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Job Description
The new Editor or Editorial Team will:
• Maintain and enhance the Journal’s quality and reputation internationally;
• Be responsible for soliciting and encouraging submissions to JYS
• Identify suitable peer reviewers, making publication decisions about submissions following peer review, and ensuring that authors receive a first decision on their submissions within 3 months on average;
• Receive and process submissions through double-blind peer review using the Journal’s ScholarOne Manuscripts website (including initial editorial screening for suitability, assigning papers to other members of the editorial team if and as appropriate, selecting and inviting peer reviewers, managing correspondence with reviewers where necessary, making decisions on submissions). Familiarity with ScholarOne will be an advantage;
• Ensure that all authors and reviewers adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics;
• Collaborating with the Journal’s editorial board and adapting its composition as necessary in line with the editorial strategy for the Journal;
• Collaborate closely with Routledge to develop the editorial strategy and direction of the Journal.

Routledge, Taylor & Francis currently provide Editorial Assistant support to assist with the administrative aspects of managing a journal’s ScholarOne Manuscripts website, including checking all necessary files and information have been submitted, correspondence with authors and reviewers as required on technical aspects of submitting and reviewing, and sending accepted manuscripts into our production system. 
The Journal’s board will also organise regular board meetings (in person, telephone, or video-conference); the Publisher will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal.
Routledge expects to provide an annual Editorial Stipend to contribute to expenses related to the Editor/Editorial Team’s activities for the Journal. 

Person Specification
The successful candidate or team will have a breadth of knowledge in youth studies, preferably from a sociological perspective; an international reputation with extensive professional networks in the academic community; and enthusiasm for and commitment to maintaining and continuing to build the Journal’s reputation. Journal editorial experience would be an advantage.

How to Express an Interest in Editing JYS

We welcome expressions of interest from individuals or from teams who wish to (co-)edit the Journal. Expressions of interest should include a brief letter on why you or your Editorial Team are particularly qualified to edit the Journal of Youth Studies, and why you are interested. A CV or CVs should also be submitted.

The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday, 29th June 2018. A shortlist of candidates will be invited to submit a short document on their vision for the future of the Journal and to discuss it with us (in person, telephone, or video-conference). 
To express an interest, or for further details, please contact: Erato Basea, Managing Editor, Routledge Journals at All expressions of interest will be treated as strictly confidential.