Studies in Science Education is an international journal which publishes review articles of the highest quality, that provide analytical syntheses of research into key topics and issues in science education. The journal publishes two issues per year and emphasises the commissioning of manuscripts to facilitate study of the most current issues in the field. We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with an academic background in research and science education, as well as the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. It is a significant role, with high profile, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic timetable.
The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions. He, or she, will have authority to accept articles following successful peer review, and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics. There will be an agreed handover period with the out-going Editor-in-Chief to ensure seamless transition.
Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses. Taylor & Francis will also organise regular board meetings, and we will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal. The Journal does not currently utilise an online editorial office system. The publisher has the resources to build, maintain and provide training on such a system, as is appropriate. This can be discussed with the new Editor following their appointment.
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.
Interested in applying? Here are the skills and attributes we would be looking for in a successful applicant:
- Someone who is active in the community with strong personal networks
- Confidence to engage 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 colleagues such as Associate Editors
This position may be available as a co-editorship – please note your interest in this in your application.
The role will formally begin from January 2018.
If you are considering an application and want to know more about the role, the current Editor-in-Chief, Professor Jim Ryder, has kindly offered to provide his perspectives. Jim is contactable at: J.Ryder@education.leeds.ac.uk.
Submitting your Application
If you would like to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief please forward your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement to David Boyt by the 30th September 2017. Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:
- Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it
- How you would work in partnership with the editorial board
- How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
- How you would work with authors