EJPR Editorships: Deadline extended to 14 July


The ECPR and Wiley-Blackwell seek two new editors for the European Journal of Political Research


About the journal

Leading political science journal EJPR is published four times each year by Wiley, in partnership with the ECPR.

Currently ranked 9th in the Social Science Citation Index, it specialises in articles offering theoretical and comparative perspectives in political science, and welcomes submissions with quantitative and qualitative approaches.

The journal is edited at present 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.

About the role

The positions will start on 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 with our Publications Board.

The co-editors will work together to:

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

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

Person specification

You will have a PhD and at least three years’ professional experience in political science teaching or research. You must currently hold a post at an ECPR member, or associate member, institution.

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 scholars to apply.

The position requires significant commitment. You must be prepared to be proactive in running the publication day-to-day, and developing it (alongside the publisher and the Publications Board) in the longer term.

If your institution can provide financial and practical support for the editorial office that would be beneficial, but is not essential.

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

How to apply

Please email a full CV, plus a covering letter explaining how you would develop the publication under your editorship, to ECPR Communications Manager Rebecca Gethen. Rebecca is also happy to answer any questions you may have about the role. If applicable, please make reference in your covering letter to any support your institution might be able to give to the editorial office.

Deadline for receipt of applications: Friday 14 July 2017

The ECPR welcomes diversity and encourages applicants from all suitably qualified candidates, irrespective of their race, gender, marital status, age, disability, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

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