Comparative American Studies An International Journal Call for Editor: Comparative American Studies

Comparative American Studies An International Journal

Routledge, a leading publisher in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for the Editorship of the peer-reviewed journal Comparative American Studies.

About the Journal

Published quarterly since its founding in 2003, Comparative American Studies is a leading international journal that extends scholarly debates about American Studies beyond the geographical boundaries of the United States, repositioning discussions about American culture within an international comparative framework. The main disciplines covered in the journal are: literature, film, popular culture, photography and the visual arts. Attention is also given to history, the social sciences and politics, particularly insofar as these fields impact on cultural texts.

Role Profile

Routledge are seeking a new editor (or editorial team) with an academic background in American Studies and the passion which will be required to drive the journal forward into the next phase of its history. The new editor(s) will be given a wide remit by the Publisher to reshape the Journal’s aims and scope as they see fit.

The successful candidate(s) will guide the development of the journal according to their vision, taking on responsibility 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.

This is a rewarding and fulfilling opportunity where you will be able to build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community. The Editor of Comparative American Studies will be supported in all his or her activities by the Publisher and an annual contribution will be made towards editorial expenses.

Required Skills and Attributes

  • Someone who is active in the American Studies 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 Editorial Board members and reviewers of manuscripts

The role will formally begin in January 2019.

Submitting your Application

To apply for the position of Editor, please forward your CV and a covering letter to Laurence Goodchild, Managing Editor for Area Studies Journals (, by 14 December 2018. Potential candidates can also contact the Publisher to discuss their interest prior to making a formal application if they wish to do so.

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential.