Journal of Religious History: Call for Expressions of Interest in Position of Co-Editor

Journal of Religious History: Call for Expressions of Interest in Position of Co-Editor

Journal of Religious History: Call for Expressions of Interest in Position of Co-Editor

The Journal of Religious History is seeking expressions of interest in the role of co-editor of the journal to work alongside Dr Kriston Rennie. The new co-editor will take over from Dr Joanna Cruickshank who is stepping down from this role after more than four years’ service. The committee especially encourages women scholars with expertise in religious history after 1800 to consider this role. The position would run for a three-year period, with potential for renewal for a second three-year term, if so desired. The JRH is published by Wiley and engages an Editorial Assistant (Anna Haunton) to work on practical matters relating to the journal, as well as benefiting from Wiley staff in Singapore.

While the position is a voluntary one, the Agreement between Wiley and the Religious History Association allows for a certain amount of travel support each year to promote the journal, subject to the approval of the RHA executive committee.

The tasks involved in editing JRH vary considerably from week to week – some weeks we are only required to answer a few emails, other weeks require a full day’s work making decisions on articles and proofreading. On average, each editor probably spends 4-6 hours per fortnight on the role. The main tasks involved are:

  • working with the Editorial Assistant (Anna Haunton) to make initial decisions about sending articles for review
  • keeping the database of reviewers updated
  • making decisions on each article based on the reviewers’ recommendations
  • corresponding with authors about these decisions
  • checking revisions made by authors
  • proofreading articles for Early View
  • proofreading and approving each issue (which has been copy-edited by a professional copy-editor)
  • approving the table of contents
  • selecting an image for the cover

If you are interested in finding out about this position, contact Prof. Constant Mews, President of the RHA. Applications (a letter and a brief CV) close on 5pm Monday 24 August 2020.

Prof. Constant Mews FAHA, [email protected]
President of the Religious History Association (owner of the Journal of Religious History).