Would you like to be the Academic Editor (Special Projects) of The International Journal of the History of Sport? The International Journal of the History of Sport

The International Journal of the History of Sport

International Journal of the History of Sport is looking for a new Special Projects Editor with an academic background in History and Sport. Now in its fourth decade, IJHS is the world’s leading sport history academic periodical with fully-refereed global coverage of the subject. As well as regular issues, the IJHS also offers regional-focused issues on the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Pacific, Europe, and from 2012 the Middle East. Additionally, there are special issues each year on topics and themes of international significance. A reviews section ensures that readers are kept up to date with publications in the field.

As well as the passion to drive the journal forward in an exciting period of change, we are looking for a candidate with strong research portfolios in the field. The Special Projects position is a significant role, but one which is achievable with a busy working academic timetable. The successful candidate will be responsible for producing two special issues every year, as well as editing occasional manuscripts for regular issues. Additional duties will also include supervising the peer-review process and reviewing manuscripts from submission to completion of articles, recruiting authors for both regular and special issues, and ensuring that all accepted manuscripts fully confirm to the journal style, grammar and reference requirement.

Taylor & Francis will provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses. Taylor & Francis will also organise regular board meetings, and supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of the Journal. The Journal utilises an online editorial office system Scholar One.

Becoming an Editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

Interested in applying? Here are the skills and attributes we would be looking for in a successful applicant:

  • Someone who is active in the community with strong personal networks
  • Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to help 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 within the Editorial College and wider Editorial Board and wider.

The closing date for applications is 14 December 2018, and the role will formally begin from 1 January 2019.

Submitting your Application

If you would like to apply for the position of Academic Editor (Special Projects) please forward your CV, a covering letter and a vision statement to Alejandra Leach-Núñez Alejandra.Leach-Nunez@tandf.co.uk. 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
  • How you would work in partnership with the Editorial College and Editorial Board
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
  • How you would work with authors