CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO EDIT THE SOCIETY FOR SOCIALIST STUDIES JOURNAL Socialist Studies/Etudes Socialistes
DEADLINE FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: November 30, 2013.
The Society for Socialist Studies invites expressions of interest to edit the Society’s journal Socialist Studies/Etudes Socialistes for early 2014, with some flexibility, for a three year renewable term. Socialist Studies/Etudes Socialistes is currently in its ninth successful year and is an increasingly important, interdisciplinary on-line journal based in Canada with an international profile. The journal draws upon disciplines ranging from philosophy to political science to history and more to make an original contribution to issues and debates in the area of socialist studies in Canada and worldwide.
Editing the journal is a critical contribution to maintaining a lively, rigorous and wide-ranging discussion among socialists in academia. Editorial teams are able to shape the journal and make an important contribution to the development of socialist theories and analyses of socialist practices and movements. The journal normally appears twice a year, in the autumn and in the spring. Editorship is a significant but rewarding intellectual and administrative investment, requiring ongoing outreach and promotion.
The new editorial team will consist of at least two editors. The Society for Socialist Studies invites proposals for teams including members from one or more universities. Teams including senior academics and those at an earlier stage of career are also encouraged. We particularly encourage scholars with expertise in anti-racism, feminism, Indigenous studies and ecology as these inform socialism.
Duties of the editorial team include:
Maintaining and further developing the national and international relevance of the journal as a contributor in the field of socialist studies, broadly defined
Editing and reviewing submissions and determining contents for each issue
Inviting and coordinating with guest editors
Liaising with the book review editor and layout editor from Betterworld Communications
Representing the journal on the Socialist Studies Board
Representing and promoting the journal
Attending yearly meetings of the editorial board (if travel permits) and providing an annual journal report
The current editor of Socialist Studies is available to help with the transition and answer questions (Elaine Coburn, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com). Socialist Studies/Etudes Socialistes may be managed using the Open Journal System for the electronic submission and peer reviewing.
Prospective applicants should email Elaine Coburn to register interest and for inquiries. Please note that ideally at least one applicant will be based in Canada.