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Evidence & Policy: Call for Associate Editors 

Application Deadline: 28 Janury 2022

The Editorial Management Board of the journal Evidence & Policy invites applications for Associate Editors. Evidence & Policy is the first peer-reviewed journal dedicated to comprehensive and critical assessment of the relationship between research evidence and the concerns of policy makers and practitioners, as well as researchers.  The journal is international and cross disciplinary.  It achieved an Impact Factor at its first submission and now has an Impact Factor of 1.836. 

Beginning in January 2022, Dr. Zachary Neal (Michigan State University) and Dr. Caroline Oliver (University College London) will assume the role of Co-Editors-in-Chief. Both new and continuing Associate Editors will work closely with the Co-Editors-in-Chief to continue the journal’s existing mission, as well as to expand in new directions, including attracting interdisciplinary scholarship and encouraging open science practices.

Associate Editors play a critical role in the editorial process, particularly in taking papers through the peer review process. Working with a Co-Editor-in-Chief, they invite peer reviewers, correspond with authors and make decisions about which papers to include, revise, or reject. They also play an active role on the Editorial Management Board, which meets twice a year, and work with the Co-Editors to inform strategic decisions about the journal’s direction and activities. The Board discusses managerial aspects of publishing a journal, and offers opportunities to engage in strategic academic activities supporting the development of the field. While workloads vary, most Associate Editors spend between 1-2 hours per week on journal activities. The standard term of an Associate Editor is 3 years.   

We would particularly welcome applicants with expertise in one or evidence use in any of the following areas:

  • Health policy
  • Criminology
  • Environmental and urban policy
  • International development
  • Misinformation

We are particularly interested in building a diverse editorial team with good international networks that reflect the breadth of our intended readership.

Applicants should send a copy of their CV and a short supporting statement which should set out your relevant topic specific and methodological expertise, as well as relevant editorial or reviewing experience to Michaelagh Broadbent, Editorial Officer, Evidence & Policy, EvidenceAndPolicy@ed.ac.uk. Applications will be considered by a sub-panel drawn from the Evidence & Policy Editorial Management Board.

Applications should be submitted by e-mail by 28th January 2022.

To discuss this opportunity, please contact one of the Co-Editors:

Before 31st December 2021 - Professor Kat Smith: Katherine.Smith.100@strath.ac.uk ; Dr Mark Pearson: Mark Pearson Mark.Pearson@hyms.ac.uk  

From 1st January 2022 – Dr Caroline Oliver: c.oliver@ucl.ac.uk ; Dr Zachary Neal: zpneal@msu.edu

For more information about the journal, including the current Associate Editors: http://policypress.co.uk/journals/evidence-and-policy