Call for Editors

Applications are invited for the post of Editor for the 
International Journal of the Economics of Business 

This post is for a term of three years, starting in January 2018, renewable by mutual consent for further terms at Routledge’s discretion.  

Please submit applications by 31st October 2017. 
About the Journal 
International Journal of the Economics of Business (IJEB) presents original, peer reviewed research in microeconomics that is clearly applicable to business or related public policy issues. The term ‘business’ is used in its widest sense to encompass profit-seeking, non-profit, cooperative and public enterprises and their market interactions. Public policy issues include, for example, intellectual property law, industrial policy and oversight by regulatory and competition authorities. 

The IJEB’s community is largely made up of economists specialising in business economics and related areas of applied microeconomics, such as industrial organisation and managerial economics, including both public policy and managerial perspectives. Contributions are also drawn from those in allied areas such as finance, strategy, international business, law and economics and economic history. 

The IJEB welcomes empirical work from a range of research styles and sources of information including, for example, the quantitative analysis of published or proprietary data or data obtained from surveys and individual case studies, the results of natural or planned market experiments and the analysis of legal records and other material. Empirical work should be motivated by, and 
interpreted in light of, economic reasoning. The Journal is open to a variety of theoretical perspectives as the basis for empirical work, including agency theory, behavioural theory, evolutionary theory, resource based theory, transactions cost analysis as well as neoclassical and game theory. The IJEB also carries theoretical pieces which are clearly related to business or public policy applications. 

IJEB was recently included in Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science as part of the Emerging Sources Citation Index. 

Please visit for additional information about the Journal and Publisher. 

Job Description 

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated individual for the role of Editor for the International Journal of the Economics of Business. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with Routledge to continue to build the Journal’s reputation and success. The Editor will manage the peer review process and select quality papers to publish. 
Routledge will provide advice and support as well as an annual contribution to expenses incurred by the Editor. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will officially start in February 2018, with a transition period with the current Editor in January 2018. 

Key Tasks

  The tasks to be undertaken will include but not be limited to: 

  • Working with Routledge and the Editorial Board to develop the editorial strategy and direction of IJEB and acting as an ambassador for the Journal;
  • Attendance and networking at international conferences and events to promote IJEB and solicit submissions, invited contributions, and special issue proposals;
  • Responsibility for enhancing the quality and reputation of IJEB, particularly in relation to the quantity, quality and timeliness of published research;
  • Commissioning topical special issues with active, well-respected Guest Editors;
  • Day-to-day manuscript and peer review management including; desk screening of submissions, assigning manuscripts to referees, and making final decisions on papers;
  • Ensuring that all reviewers and authors uphold the Journal’s code of publishing ethics;
  • Oversight of the Editorial Office and the Editorial Board;
  • Refreshing the Editorial Board and pool of reviewers as necessary in terms of subject specialisms and geographical representation;
  • Organising one Editorial Board meeting annually, also attended by Routledge. 

Person Specification 

We are seeking an outstanding and professional academic, actively involved in the disciplines covered by IJEB, particularly applied industrial organisation, with an international reputation for research excellence, and a passion for communication. Prior journal editorial experience is preferred. 
Applicants should be actively involved in networks within the field. Key qualities sought for the position include energy, enthusiasm, managerial skills to oversee the editorial cycle, an understanding of research and publishing ethics, and the ability to meet deadlines and work effectively with a major publisher. Applicants should have clear employer or institutional support for this activity for the duration of the three-year appointment, including release time as necessary and general office support. 
Application Procedure 
Applications must include a letter of interest, specifically referring to why you believe you are particularly qualified for the role of Editor for the International Journal of the Economics of Business, and how you see your role in the future development and direction of the Journal (maximum of 1 side of A4). CVs should also be submitted. 

To submit your application, or for further details, please contact: Kirsty Hambrook, Managing Editor for Economics and Finance Journals, at  

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Routledge will judge each on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the candidate. 

Interviews will be held in November 2017.