History of Education ‘Sources & Interpretations’ Editor

History of Education

The editorial board of History of Education is seeking expressions of interest in the role of ‘Sources & Interpretations’ (S&I) Editor. History of Education is a leading international journal which is listed in the Thomson Reuters Social Science Citations Index. The term of office will be negotiable, and will commence as soon as possible.

S&I has been a separate section of the journal since 2004, and examines historical sources, and debates around their interpretation, in research and practice. It exists to encourage the publication of articles that are innovative in their use of sources and methodologies, or which examine particular sources or approaches in detail. The current S&I editor is Cathy Burke (University of Cambridge). The S&I editor will oversee the peer review of, and make final decisions on, manuscripts that are submitted to S&I, and will on occasions be asked to consider manuscripts referred to her/him by the journal editors. Typically, between three and six S&I articles are published in each volume of History of Education.


The S&I editor will be expected to take a proactive approach, and may actively solicit submissions from suitable contributors (still subject to full peer review). There is a small allowance from the publishers; Routledge, Taylor & Francis, to support the post-holder in her/his work.

Application Instructions

Applicants for the role are invited to send to the editors a short (up to 500-word) outline of the approach they would take to the role, together with a CV of no more than 2 pages. This should be in the form of an email attachment addressed to all three editors and to be received by them no later than Friday 16 February 2018:

Applicants are also welcome to correspond with the current role-holder about aspects of the position. Contact Cathy Burke: cb552@cam.ac.uk.