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Journal Editorship Opportunity

Applications sought for Editor or Co-Editor Team

About the Journal
The Journal of Educational Administration (JEA) is an established, international, refereed journal that is a leading publication in its field.

Decentralization, the devolution of decision-making power, technological developments, market forces and increasing demands from parents and community have had a major effect on education.

The limited success of massive curricular and administrative restructuring to raise standards is also a factor demanding informed comment by administrators. Meeting the needs of principals, superintendents and directors of education interested in the practice and theory of educational administration, this important journal presents international knowledge and initiatives designed to help educational administrators deal with the powerful social, political and economic factors affecting education today.

See the website for further details:

Qualifications and requirements of candidates:
Some of the key qualities sought for the editor position are an established record of scholarship, ability to oversee the editorial cycle and meet deadlines, management of the Editorial Advisory Board and an understanding of JEA’s editorial and strategic objectives. 

Major Editor responsibilities include:

•    Commissioning high quality manuscripts and assisting authors through the editorial process
•    Initial screening of submissions and the management of the peer review process
•    Selecting and maintaining a pool of competent reviewers
•    Supplying journal issues to the Publisher to the agreed schedule
•    Working with and managing the contribution of the Editorial Advisory Board
•    Advising Emerald on the direction and development of JEA
•    Promoting JEA to your network and at conferences to encourage authorship and usage

JEA uses the online submission system, ScholarOne Manuscripts. The new editor(s) will receive full training and support.

Please note this is a supported position with an annual honorarium.  The time commitment is variable but the role will require approximately 1 days work per week on average (if co-editor team then the time commitment per person will be reduced).

Recruitment Procedure:
Applications should include:
•    A proposal explaining
-    your goals and plans for JEA. This may include an assessment of current strengths and weaknesses, or gaps/hot topics you plan to address, etc.
-    your previous editorial experience (including peer reviewing, acting as associate, guest or full  editor for a journal, editing a book, etc.)
-    what else you would bring to the role (do you have excellent networks, attend events/conferences, support from your institution, have an active social media presence, etc.?)
•    A current CV

Please contact Sharon Parkinson, Publisher:

Application deadline: 15 March 2017