Eurasian Geography and Economics Call for Editors

Eurasian Geography and Economics

Applications are invited for the posts of Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor(s) for Eurasian Geography and Economics

Each post is for a term of three years, starting in January 2018.

About the Journal

Eurasian Geography and Economics features original papers by leading specialists and scholars on salient geographic and economic issues in China, Russia, India, European Union, and other regions within the Eurasian realm. Included in all issues are symposia on topics of worldwide significance, review papers, and empirical research focused on analysis of recent economic and geographic developments.

A programme of themed Special Issues allows for a sustained focus upon specialist, current topics which are of major importance to the Journal’s aims. Special Issues are considered for their relevance to the journal’s readership and their contribution to the field.

The Journal is published six times per year by Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. Please visit for additional information about the Journal and Publisher.

Job Description

We are seeking an Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor(s) to work collaboratively with the existing Editorial Team and the Publisher, Routledge, to coordinate the publication process; overseeing all editorial aspects from submission to final publication. The Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor(s) will be supported by the Editorial Board and Routledge, who will in turn co-ordinate the activities of in-house editorial, production, marketing, sales, and distribution staff.

The Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor(s) will demonstrate vision, leadership and creativity, and agree to execute the mission of the Journal through soliciting, commissioning, reviewing and developing articles and other features of the highest quality, and ensuring these are delivered to Routledge to agreed deadlines.

We would also consider applications from an Editorial Team or Co-Editors.

The successful candidates will have a handover period with the existing Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor(s). John O’Loughlin will be formally stepping down at the end of 2017, by which time the new Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor(s) will be in place.

Key Tasks

The tasks to be undertaken will include but are not limited to:

  • Day to day manuscript management including: desk screening of submissions, identifying and inviting suitable reviewers, ensuring timely reviews and recommendations are received; read, summarize and base judgements about acceptance, rejection or revision on referees’ reports, and communicate this in writing to authors within a reasonable period of time;
  • responsibility for identifying strategies to enhance the quality and reputation of the journal, particularly in relation to its citation levels, and readership/circulation;
  • working with Routledge and the Editorial Board to develop the editorial strategy and direction of the Journal and to act as ambassador for the journal;
  • commissioning special issues and assigning topical Guest Editors;
  • attending conferences relevant to the Journal annually;
  • managing and appointing Editorial Board members in line with the Journal and Routledge’s policies in terms of size, subject specialisms and geographical representation;
  • organising a minimum of one Editorial Board meeting annually, also attended by Routledge.

Candidate Specification

Applicants should have recognised expertise and an established record of scholarship in the context of Eurasian Geography and / or Economics and related subjects, and be actively involved with networks within the field. A passion for communication, some prior experience of editing duties and excellent task, time and line management skills are essential.

Applicants would preferably have an existing relationship with Eurasian Geography and Economics (either as a current / former Board Member, author or reviewer) although this is not a requirement. One of the posts will be filled by a person with considerable research experience in the post-Communist countries of Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union

Experience of editing a journal in geography or a related discipline is desirable.

Routledge will provide an annual contribution to expenses incurred by the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor(s).

Application Procedure

Applicants are requested to send an expression of interest, specifically referring to why you believe you are particularly qualified for the role of Editor-in-Chief or Associate Editor for Eurasian Geography and Economics, and how you see your role in the future development and direction of the Journal (maximum 2 sides of A4).  A CV should also be submitted.

To submit your application, please E-Mail your documents to John O’Loughlin, ( and Sarah Bird (  

Closing date for applications: 01/09/2017.

If you wish to discuss the position informally before applying, please contact the current Editor-in-Chief, John O’Loughlin (

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Routledge and the Editorial Team will judge each on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, or seniority of the candidate.