Publishing with a purpose
Call for Practice and Book Reviews Editors
The Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) and Policy Press invite applications for the positions of Practice Editor and Book Reviews Editor to join the current editorial team for the Voluntary Sector Review from February 2019 to December 2022.
Voluntary Sector Review (VSR) is a journal with a growing international profile that publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed, accessible papers on third sector research, policy and practice.
The new Practice Editor will join an existing Practice Editor, and will focus on editing practice-oriented papers. S/he will work closely with the VSR Editorial Team, the Editorial Management Board and Policy Press. Tasks that the Practice Editor will undertake include:
- Receiving submissions; identifying suitable referees; making editorial decisions on acceptance, revision or rejection in the light of referees’ reports
- Maintaining and further developing the national and international reputation of the journal
- Commissioning articles, encouraging submissions, and supporting authors for the Practice section
- Participating in person or virtually in twice yearly meetings of the Editorial Management Board.
The new Book Reviews Editor will focus on identifying and receiving suitable books for review, inviting and supporting reviewers, and editing reviews. S/he will work closely with the VSR Editorial Team, the Editorial Management Board and Policy Press.
Job Descriptions for both roles can be found here. The Editorial Management Board of VSR is looking forward to receiving applications from those interested in taking up these positions on the editorial team of the journal from February 2019 for an initial period of three years.
Applicants should have experience of research, research methods, academic writing and /or teaching in a relevant field, as well as experience of working or volunteering in the voluntary sector/civil society arena.
All applicants are asked to provide a short CV highlighting relevant experience.
Applicants for Practice Editor should also provide a brief account of their strategic plans to maintain and develop the VSR’s Practice Section.
Prospective applicants are welcome to contact the current Practice Editor (Chris Dayson - firstname.lastname@example.org) and Book Reviews Editor (James Rees - email@example.com) informally to discuss the roles further.
Prospective applicants may also contact other members of the selection committee:
The deadline for applications is the 10th January 2019. Applications should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the Selection Committee.