International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics Call for Co-Editor

International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics

Would you like join the Editorial team of International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics as a Co-Editor?

International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics has three inter-related aims: 

  • To stimulate scholarly debate about the role, significance and impact of public policy and contemporary politics on sport.
  • To encourage critical analysis of sport policy, the sport policy process and sport politics.
  • To publish articles that are theoretically rigorous and of interest to both scholars and practitioners.

We are looking for a Co-Editor with an academic background in sport policy and politics, as well as the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. This is a significant role, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic timetable. The role also entails working collaboratively within a well-functioning editorial team, consisting of Editor-in-Chief, two other Co-Editors, an Assistant Editor and Editorial Assistant.

The successful candidate will have a role in the journal’s editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions. She or he will recommend articles for publication to the Editor-in-Chief, following successful peer review, and will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere to the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics.

Routledge will provide remuneration for the role to cover journal-related expenses. Routledge will also organise regular Editorial Board meetings where possible, and will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal. The Journal utilises a ScholarOne Manuscripts online editorial office system.

Becoming a Co-Editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience, through which the successful candidate will build their own networks, promote the research they are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

The successful candidate should ideally possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Active in the sport policy and politics research 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, including the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Editors.

How to submit your application

The role will run for 3 years in the first instance. The deadline for submissions is April 6th, 2018, with the successful applicant taking on the role formally from May 1st, 2018.

If you would like to apply for the position of Co-Editor, please forward your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement to Jonathan Grix. Your vision statement should be no longer than one page and should cover:

  • What you and your experience would bring to the journal.
  • 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.