Call for Co-Editor Tourism Planning & Development

Tourism Planning & Development

Tourism Planning & Development is well-established international journal, with six issues published each year. Its specific aim is to explore and advance theoretical and practical knowledge of the intersections between tourism, planning and development studies, seeking to leverage these scholarly traditions to build new interdisciplinary understandings in the field of tourism planning and development. 

We are looking for a new co-editor with strong and relevant research experience within the area of tourism planning, development and management, although specific knowledge of tourism planning would be advantageous. Joining two other co-editors (Professors Richard Sharpley and Marina Novelli), you will play an important role in contributing to the journal’s continuing success, and will need the drive and passion to do so within the demands of a busy working academic timetable.

The successful candidate will be responsible for shared 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 period during which these responsibilities will be taken on.

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.

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 the co-editors and members of the Editorial Board

The editorial team would like to encourage applications by MCR and ECR colleagues who meet the above criteria.

The deadline for submissions will be 16 November 2018, with the successful applicant joining the editorial team from 1 January 2019.

Submitting your Application

If you would like to apply for the position of co-editor, please forward your CV, along with a covering letter and a vision statement to Charlotte Stanton (

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 co-editors / editorial board
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
  • How you would work with authors