Defense & Security Analysis Call for Editor

Defense & Security Analysis

Routledge, a leading publisher in Politics, International Relations & Strategic Studies, invites applications for the Editorship of the peer-reviewed journal Defense & Security Analysis.

About the Journal

With four issues published per year, Defense & Security Analysis is an independent, interdisciplinary and international journal which is mainly concerned with the field of defense theory and analysis. Whilst endeavouring to be scholarly in both content and style, it is designed to be a forum for exchange of data, ideas and methodological approaches among the professional military, their supporting bureaucracies and academic and independent researchers involved in the analysis of defense policy.

The journal encompasses a wide range of quantitative, qualitative and speculative methodological approaches, exploring subject categories including the following:

  • Comparative defense policies
  • Defense intelligence
  • Defense management and command
  • Defense procurement and sales
  • Defense technology, research and development
  • Economics of defense
  • Formulation, simulation and prediction of defense issues
  • Historical patterns and trends concerning defense
  • Hypotheses, theories and critiques of defense, security and war
  • Internal defense and low-intensity operations
  • Medical and psychological dimensions of defense
  • Methodological approaches to defense issues
  • Operations research and analysis
  • Social and legal aspects of war, defense and armed forces
  • Terrorism, counter-terrorism and internal security

Thoroughly interested in contentious debate and new interpretations, Defense & Security Analysis has two additional categories contained within the journal under which articles are published: ‘Critical Comments’ and ‘Fresh Perspectives’. The former provides an opportunity for authors to challenge current opinion, defense and security policies or to respond to articles published in the journal; the latter provides a platform for those scholars who wish to express bold and daring arguments on current issues.

About the Role

Defense & Security Analysis was founded by outgoing Editor, Martin Edmonds, over thirty years ago, and the journal has prospered greatly in this time. We are seeking an enthusiastic editor who can continue this work, while bringing a fresh editorial perspective to a highly regarded journal with an established readership. The ideal candidate will have a high standing in the fields of International Relations and Security Studies, excellent organisational skills, and extensive international contacts. They will be a scholar of vision, who will be responsible for setting all aspects of the editorial policy, as well as acting as an ambassador for the journal. They will also undertake the traditional duties of an Editor, including appointing new members of the Editorial Board, overseeing the peer-review process, and taking responsibility for the final selection of articles for publication. Scholars resident in any country are welcome to apply.

The Journal does not currently utilise an online submission 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, providing the opportunity to build your own networks, promote research you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community. The Editor of Defense & Security Analysis will be supported in all their activities by the Publisher and an annual contribution will be made towards editorial expenses.

Applications should consist of a CV, covering letter and statement of editorial intent. For full consideration, please submit applications electronically by September 30th. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and the role will formally begin from January 2018.

Please submit all completed applications to John-Paul McDonald, Publisher of Politics, International Relations & Strategic Studies for Routledge Journals.