European Political Science Review

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Editorial vacancy: EPSR

Associate Editor

The European Political Science Review (EPSR) focuses on the most important debates in the discipline, appealing to a broad readership across sub-disciplines and methodologies. Not concerned solely with European political issues or conceived exclusively for European scholars, EPSR also considers global issues and non-European topics.

The current editorial team comprises Editors Carlos Closa (Institute for Public Goods and Policies and Spanish National Research Council), Matt Qvortrup (Coventry University) and Associate Editor Karim Kniou (International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam). Karim will complete his term on 31 March 2019, so we are seeking a new Associate Editor to join the journal from 1 April.

Working closely with the two Co-Editors, the Associate Editor receives all manuscripts submitted to the journal, performs an initial assessment of whether they comply with the formal submission rules, and assesses whether a given manuscript aligns with the EPSR mission statement. This initial assessment is crucial to enabling the Co-Editors' decision on whether to retain a manuscript for review. The Associate Editor also provides the Co-Editors with suggestions for reviewers.

Submissions to EPSR are growing annually and currently stand at around 200 manuscripts per year. The ability of the Associate Editor to deal with submissions as soon as they arrive is critical to ensuring the quickest possible review process.

For this role, we are seeking an energetic political scientist, ideally with some experience of the international publishing industry.

We welcome applications from all sections of the political science community, and encourage candidates irrespective of their race, gender, age, disability, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

The successful applicant must come from an ECPR Member or Associate Member institution (or an institution committed to joining the ECPR at least for the duration of the Editorship). They will receive an annual editorial fee, along with a fund to cover travel expenses incurred in attending meetings related to the journal.

The role is for six years, starting 1 April 2019, with a review by ECPR's Publications Subcommittee at the mid-point.

Please apply by email to the ECPR’s Communications Manager, Rebecca Gethen, attaching a full CV and a covering letter explaining how you would develop the publication alongside the Co-Editors. The closing date is Monday 28 January 2019. For further information about the role, contact either Rebecca Gethen or the editors – find their contact details here.


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