Call for Co-Editor-in-Chief: Business History

Deadline: 31st August 2022

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About the Role with Business History

Applications are invited for the position of Co-Editor-in-Chief for Business History. The new Editor-in-Chief will work alongside Stephanie Decker from January 2023, following Neil Rollings’ departure from the role at the end of 2022. The role is for a three-year appointment, renewable by mutual consent for a second three-year term.

We are seeking an outstanding and professional academic who is actively involved in the disciplines covered by Business History, with an international reputation for research excellence, and a passion for communication. Prior experience of editing an established journal is strongly preferred.

Applicants should be actively involved in networks within the field. Key qualities sought for the positions include energy, enthusiasm, managerial skills to oversee the editorial cycle, an understanding of research and publishing ethics, and the ability to meet deadlines and work effectively with Editorial Team members and a major publisher.

Routledge provides administrative support and an annual contribution to expenses incurred by the Editorial team.

Role Responsibilities

The tasks to be undertaken will include but will not be limited to:

  • Working with the Editorial Team, Routledge and the Editorial Board to develop the editorial strategy and direction of Business History and acting as an ambassador for the Journal;
  • Attendance and networking at international conferences and events to promote Business History and solicit submissions, invited contributions, and special issue proposals;
  • Responsibility for enhancing the quality and reputation of Business History, particularly in relation to the quantity, quality and timeliness of published research;
  • Coordinating peer review of submissions amongst the Editorial Team;
  • Commissioning topical special issues with active, well-respected Guest Editors;
  • Ensuring that all reviewers and authors uphold the Journal’s code of publishing ethics;
  • Working with the Editorial Team to refresh the Editorial Board and pool of reviewers as necessary in terms of subject specialisms and geographical representation;
  • Attending Editorial Team / Editorial Board meetings annually.

Submitting your Application to Business History

Applications shall include:

  • A CV
  • A letter of interest, specifically referring to why you believe you are particularly qualified for the role of co-Editor-in-Chief, leading the Editorial Team for Business History, and how you see your role in the future development and direction of the Journal (maximum of one side of A4).

Anyone who wishes to discuss these positions informally with the Editors-in-Chief or the Portfolio Manager are welcome to contact Zoe Sternberg, Neil Rollings or Stephanie Decker.

Candidates who pass the initial screening stage will be invited for an interview with the current Editors-in-Chief and Routledge over a video call.