British Journal of Religious Education Appointment of New Editors: 2019-2023

British Journal of Religious Education

Professor Vivienne Baumfield, editor and Professor Denise Cush, deputy editor are completing their term of office in December 2018. The process for selection will start in November 2017, with the intention that the journal’s editorial board can confirm the new co-editors in May 2018. There will be a three-month period of transition, in which the current editors and the new editors will work together.

Call for Co-Editors

The editorial board of the British Journal of Religious Education, in collaboration with Taylor & Francis is seeking to appoint a partnership of co-editors, to commence editorship of the journal from Vol 41 Issue 2 March 2019.

The ideal candidate/s for the partnership will be UK based whilst representing the international scope of research in religious education and outlook of the Journal. Applicants should be experienced academics already published in the field and attending academic conferences, where networking and publicity for the journal is an important task. Previous editorial board experience is highly desirable.

We would be happy to receive applications from:

1. Individuals seeking to work as part of a two-person team who would co-edit the publication

2. Two people applying jointly as a team who would co-edit the publication

About the role

The incoming co-editors’ main tasks will include: overseeing the refereeing process; writing/co-writing Editorials; securing copy for the journal; promoting the work of the journal to the academic community; representing the journal at relevant events and conferences; developing and implementing the editorial strategy, to shape the vision and future direction of the journal and its contribution to the academic field.

Responsibilities include attending two meetings a year, a pre-board meeting (June) and board meeting (December); recruiting and working with the editorial board and receiving feedback from the international advisory board.

The successful candidates will be expected to take an active role in the continuing development of the journal. The co-editors will work closely with the reviews editor, Karen Walshe, the editorial board and the editorial, marketing and production staff at Routledge, Taylor & Francis, the publishers of the journal.

The initial term for the co-editors will be five years, with the option to renew for a further period by mutual consent.

About the Journal

The British Journal of Religious Education (BJRE) is an international peer-reviewed journal which has a pedigree stretching back to 1934 when it began life as ‘Religion in Education’. In 1961 the title was changed to ‘Learning for Living’, and the present title was adopted in 1978.

It is the leading journal for the dissemination of research in religion and education and promotes research which contributes to our understanding of the relationship between religion and education in all phases of formal and non-formal educational settings. BJRE publishes articles which are national, international and transnational in scope from researchers working in any discipline whose work informs debate in religious education. Topics might include religious education policy curriculum and pedagogy, research on religion and young people, or the influence of religion(s) and non-religious worldviews upon the educational process as a whole.

It is wholly owned and published in association with Christian Education.

Application Process

The co-editorship team or individual are invited to apply for the above position by emailing a written application, which should include:

  • your CV/s
  • a letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • the vision for the journal under your editorship/co-editorship team

Please return your application to the journal’s managing editor at Taylor & Francis:   

The closing date for applications is 31 March 2018.

Further information is available from Catherine Phipps at the above email address, or from the journal’s website.