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Open Review of Educational Research

Would you like to be the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Review of Educational Research?

The Open Review of Educational Research is an internationally focused Open Access journal. The journal publishes papers from a multidisciplinary perspective, accepting both quantitative and qualitative studies, as well as articles that employ historical or philosophical orientations. The Journal is underpinned by an approach to educational studies and research that is committed to the principles of openness in education and research. It’s philosophy towards education seeks to explore the purpose of education and the role of new open technologies which promote greater exchange, interactivity, sharing and collaboration across academic specialties and across cultures. We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with an academic background in educational research, a commitment to our principles and the passion to drive the journal forward at a time of exciting opportunity.

The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision making employing the Journal’s online submission and peer review system, ScholarOne. They 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. As the journal publishes exclusively using a gold open access model, the ideal candidate will be enthused by the opportunities this model offers to the educational research community, and possessing of the drive to advocate for open scholarship amongst authors. This will involve actively commissioning content and working with authors to ensure publication of top quality research. There will be an agreed handover period with the out-going Editor-in-Chief to ensure seamless transition, and we will provide the incoming Editor with peer review administration support.

We are seeking someone who is active in the educational community with strong personal networks; has the confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions; maintains an appreciation and enthusiasm for open scholarship, and a willingness to advocate for this model of publication; possesses strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner and has the ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as Associate Editors.

This position may be available as a co-editorship – please note your interest in this in your application.
Routledge will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses, full ScholarOne training and administrative support. Routledge will also organise regular board meetings, and we will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal.

Submitting your application

If you would like to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief please forward your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement to David Boyt, by the 31st October 2017. Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

  • Where you believe the field is going, and the Journal’s place within it
  • The value of open scholarship in Educational Research and how the journal can position itself to be at the forefront of publishing this scholarship
  • 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

We will follow-up directly with applicants and may look to arrange an informal interview / discussion in order to discuss the application and the role further.