Journal of Sexual Aggression: An international, interdisciplinary forum for research, theory and practice Call for Associate Editor and Editorial Board Members 2018

Journal of Sexual Aggression

The Journal of Sexual Aggression is an international and interdisciplinary forum for the dissemination of original research findings, reviews, theory, and practice developments regarding sexual aggression in all its forms. The journal is published by Taylor & Francis and is edited by Dr Afroditi Pina (University of Kent).

The Journal of Sexual Aggression

The journal is currently looking to take on one Associate Editor to join the existing Editorial Team of 5 leading experts as well as three Editorial Board members.


Associate Editor Position description

Applicants for these positions should have a strong interest in the interdisciplinary dissemination of research on sexual aggression in all its forms (in line with the journal’s mandate).

We would particularly welcome applicants who will enhance the journal’s disciplinary diversity.

The position of Associate Editor requires roughly 2-3 hours of work a week on average.

Each Associate Editor will be allocated roughly 8-10 article submissions per year to oversee. This process involves reading papers to ensure their suitability, identifying appropriate referees, coordinating the review process, working with authors on revisions, and – in consultation with the Editor – making a final decision about publication. In addition, to highlight the collaborative ethos of our Journal, our Associate Editors can be involved in discussing and evaluating articles overseen by other members of the journal’s Editorial Team.

Associate Editors should have an established background of academic publication in the area of sexual aggression, be strong writers, good managers and ideally have some editorial experience. They must be well organised, able to keep good records and to use an online submission management system. Associate Editors should be able to dedicate some time to the journal every few days, rather than allowing tasks to build up. Please note, applicants should already have a completed PhD (or equivalent qualification/experience).

Associate Editors will be appointed for a three year period.


Editorial Board Position Description

Applications are invited from energetic, qualified, high profile experienced academics and early career researchers with an established track record of publications in the area of sexual aggression for appointment to the Editorial Board. Editorial Board members are expected to be involved in reviewing submissions, inviting authors and advising the Editorial team on the strategic direction of the journal, as well as submitting their own work for consideration of publication to the journal. Below is a comprehensive list of expected tasks:

To work with the Editor and Associate Editors to ensure the publication of a high quality, internationally significant journal;

To contribute to the further development of the Journal through its promotion within the international community working in the sexual aggression and allied fields;

  • To help to attract first rate papers to the Journal;
  • To attend and contribute to meetings of the Editorial Board, currently held once a year;
  • To peer review up to three anonymised manuscripts per annum within the timescale agreed by the Editorial Board (currently 6 weeks);
  • For each manuscript reviewed, to provide constructive criticism and clear reasons for recommendations, using the standard Journal assessment format;
  • To review a maximum of one publication review per annum;
  • To be consulted by the Editor, where appropriate, on specific issues relating to a member’s particular areas of expertise; and
  • To consider occasional requests from the Editor for commentaries on issues relevant to particular areas of expertise.

In return for their valuable contribution to the Journal, members of the Editorial Board receive a free subscription to the Journal. A list of all members appears on the inside front cover of each issue.

Application process

Those interested in an Associate Editor or Editorial Board position with Journal of Sexual Aggression should submit a CV with a short (1 page) cover letter outlining their relevant experience and interest in the position and the journal.

Applications should be submitted by 15 September 2018.

To submit an application, please send a single PDF document with your surname as the file name to the journal’s Editor Dr Afroditi Pina at or Managing Editor Dr Eduardo Vasquez at

The Management Committee of the journal will consider all applications and make decisions by the end of September. Decisions will be based in large part on the skills and experience of the applicants, but will also take into account the balance of expertise and diversity on the Editorial Team.

Journal of Sexual Aggression is published in association with registered charity the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA).