European Journal of Political Research

Editorial vacancies - EJPR

Call for applications - Co-Editorships of the European Journal of Political Research (EJPR)


About the journal

The European Journal of Political Research (EJPR) is a leading journal in political science, currently ranked 9th in the Social Science Citation Index and published by Wiley in partnership with the ECPR. 

Published four times a year, the EJPR specialises in articles articulating theoretical and comparative perspectives in political science, welcoming quantitative and qualitative approaches.

The EJPR is currently edited by Yannis Papadopoulos (Université de Lausanne) and Cas Mudde (University of Georgia). Yannis will stand down in summer 2017 and Cas in summer 2018. To allow for smooth transitions the ECPR is seeking a replacement for both editors now, to take on staggered appointments.

This is an excellent opportunity for established political scientists to take this highly-regarded journal forward.


About the role

The positions will start on the 1 October 2017 and 1 August 2018 respectively. Both appointments will run initially for three years, renewable for a further three years subject to mutual agreement.

The two co-editors work together to receive submissions, desk reject manuscripts that do not meet the EJPR standards or fall outside the priorities of the journal’s editorial policy and send out manuscripts for peer review. The two co-editors decide jointly on the manuscripts that pass this review and oversee the production process, including supervising final revisions of manuscripts and determining the order of publication. The editors are supported by the Editorial Office Manager.

The two co-editors also work together to:

  • contribute to changes and innovations designed to increase the reach and impact of the journal;
  • determine the composition of the editorial board;
  • produce the annual report delivered by the editors at the end of the calendar year; and
  • take part in the professional debate about trends and standards in political science journals.

The editors are responsible to the ECPR’s Publications Board, which in turn reports to the ECPR’s Executive Committee, and as such will be expected to prepare a formal report for the Board and Committee each spring. Editors are required to meet with the Board at least once a year at the annual Publications Retreat and with publishers and co-editors (where applicable) as and when required.


Person specification

For both positions the ECPR is seeking a political scientist with a PhD and at least three years’ professional experience in teaching or research. The successful candidates will have an international reputation and a wide range of contacts in Europe and the rest of the world.

We particularly encourage female colleagues to apply.

The position requires significant commitment and applicants should be prepared to be proactive in running the publication day-to-day and also developing it (alongside the publisher and the Publications Board) in the longer term. It is expected that applicants will come from an ECPR member, or associate member, institution.

Whilst this is not a requirement, applicants may wish to consider whether their institution would be able to provide some financial and practical support for the editorial office.

The successful applicants will receive an annual editorial fee and a fund to cover travel expenses incurred in attending meetings related to the journal.


Application process

Applications should be made in the form of a covering letter explaining how the candidate would develop the publication under their editorship with reference to the editorial office if applicable, and a full CV. The closing date is 14 July 2017 and all applications should be sent via e-mail to the ECPR’s Communications Manager, Rebecca Gethen

The ECPR welcomes diversity and encourages people irrespective of their race, gender, marital status, age, disability, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

In the first instance, all enquiries should be directed to Rebecca Gethen.


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