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European Political Science

Bridging the East-West Divide

Editorial Vacancy – EPS

Co-Editorship of European Political Science (EPS)

The closing date for applications is 31 May 2021

About the journal

European Political Science (EPS) is the professional journal of the ECPR, devoted to publishing contributions by and for the political science community. Its interpretation of 'political science' is wide and encompasses comparative politics, political economy, international relations, public administration, political theory, European studies, and related disciplines. It publishes pieces on how the discipline is, can and ought to be.

EPS also includes more substantive pieces that provide a political science perspective on important current events. In addition to original articles, the journal carries shorter notes, review articles, dataset pieces and symposia, as well as progress reports on lively areas of research.

The current editorial team comprises:

  • Editor – Ekaterina Rashkova University of Utrecht
  • Editor Daniel Stockemer University of Ottawa
  • Editor – Alasdair Blair De Montfort University
  • Reviews Editor – Fiona Buckley University College Cork

Daniel Stockemer will complete his term on the 30 September 2021, so we are seeking a new Co-Editor to join the journal from 1 October 2021, after an end of September handover. 

About the role

Working together, alongside the Publisher, the role of the Co-Editors is to:

  • Use their contacts in the wider political science community to discover potentially suitable articles for the journal. The Co-Editors are expected to be pro-active in this regard.
  • Evaluate the academic quality of such articles and those unsolicited articles which have also been submitted to the journal. This includes working with the journal Editorial Assistant to select appropriate referees to provide evaluation reports.
  • 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
  • Represent the journal at major conferences like the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops and General Conference
  • Take part in the professional debate about trends and standards in political science journals

About the applicant

We are seeking a dynamic political scientist with expertise in quantitative methods, ideally with some experience of the international publishing industry.

Applications are welcomed from all sections of the political science community; successful applicants will be from an ECPR Member or Associate Member, or an institution which is committed to joining the ECPR at least for the duration of the Editorship.

The ECPR is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

The successful applicant will receive an annual editorial fee and a fund to cover travel expenses incurred in attending meetings related to the journal. The role is for six years, starting 1 October 2021, with a review by the Publications Subcommittee of the ECPR at the mid-point.

How to apply

Applications should be made in the form of a covering letter explaining how the candidate would develop the publication alongside the Co-Editors, and a full CV.

All applications should be sent to the ECPR’s Communications Assistant, Rebecca Delve, by 31 May 2021.

For further information about the role, applicants may contact either Rebecca Delve or the Editors.