Position of Co-Editor for the Journal of Religious History

Position of Co-Editor for the Journal of Religious History

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST in Position of Co-Editor for the Journal of Religious History:

Expressions of interest are sought in the post of Co-Editor for the Journal of Religious History, working alongside Dr Joanna Cruickshank, and taking over from Dr Jason Taliadoros, who is stepping down from 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.

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 copyedited by a professional copyeditor)
  • approving the table of contents
  • selecting an image for the cover

If you are interested in finding about this position, contact Prof. Constant Mews, President of the RHA. Applications (a letter and a brief CV) close on 5pm 27 July 2018.