Call for Editor Tourism Recreation Research

Tourism Recreation Research

Would you like to be the next Editor-in-Chief of Tourism Recreation Research?

TRR is a multidisciplinary international journal now published quarterly; it focuses on research problems in various tourism and recreational environments - ecological, economic, and socio-cultural - and attempts to seek solutions for sustainable development.

We are looking for a new Editor-in-Chief with strong research experience in social sciences particularly in tourism and related fields, as well as the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change. This is a significant and high profile role, but one that is achievable within a continuing busy working academic timetable.

The successful candidate will be responsible for editorial oversight and decision-making on submissions. She or he 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. There will be an agreed handover period with the out-going Editor-in-Chief to ensure a seamless transition.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover journal-related expenses. Taylor & Francis will also organise regular Editor and/ or Editorial Board meetings where possible, and will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal. The Journal utilises an Editorial Manager online editorial office system.

Becoming the Editor-in-Chief of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience, in which the successful candidate will build their own networks, promote the research they are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

The successful candidate should ideally possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Active in the 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 Associate Editors
  • This position may be available as a co-editorship - please note your interest in this

The deadline for submissions will be 31 December 2018, with the successful applicant taking beginning a shadowing/ transition period with the current Editor-in-Chief from 1 July 2019, and assuming full responsibility for the role from 1 January 2020.

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 Alejandra Leach-Núñez ( Your vision statement should be no longer than one page and should cover:

  • Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it
  • 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