Call for Applications: A Different View Blog Editorial Board

A Different View

IAPSS Global
Posted 1 year ago

We are looking for editors to join the Editorial Board of A Different View Blog. The editors will be coordinating the publication process, overseeing editorial aspects from submission to final publication in cooperation with the Editor in Chief and the Editorial Board. They will be working with our Editor-in-Chief, Ian Fleming-Zhou.

Operationally, the Editorial Board will be responsible for liaising between the EiC, authors, IAPSS Student Research Committee Chairs, and external reviewers on manuscript submissions to ensure smooth and timely publication.

Tasks and responsibilities of the Editorial Board may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • to work with and support the EiC of ADV on the following tasks:
    • Taking on administrative tasks, 
    • Responding to queries from authors or EiC, as required.
  • to support the movement of manuscripts through the submission system and production to publication. This may include responsibilities such as:
    • Collaborating with the fellow Editorial Board members to ensure that papers are correctly designated to their relevant sections prior to publication,
    • Cooperating with the Authors on compilation of issues and allocation of papers to ensure adherence,
    • Checking manuscript backlog reports to ensure the proper grouping and scheduling of papers for publication,
    • Monitoring and overseeing the backlog in collaboration with the EiC and Authorsto effectively manage the flow of papers and ensure timely publication.
    • Liaising with the IAPSS SRCs or external members for peer reviewing,
    • Working on the yearly edition of A Different View Blog and selection of the best blog post,
  • to promptly refer any ethical, copyright, or legal issues to the EiC and the Author,
  • to undertake general editorial duties for the ADV,
  • to work together with the EiC and Authors for promoting the reputation, academic success, and prosperity of ADV.

Candidate Specification

Applicants should have an established scholarly record in the context of political science or related subjects. Applicants should have strong organisational and communication skills to work collaboratively on editorial tasks. The successful candidates should feel comfortable dealing with multiple tasks, liaising with different stakeholders, and responding to varied queries within the context of manuscript processing.

The Editorial Boardwill begin working with ADV and the EiC to shape a workflow, and agree to the full range of responsibilities of the role. There will be a three-month probationary period from July 1, 2020 after which the initial term will run to June 2021 with an option to extend beyond this period by mutual agreement.

Application Procedure

Applicants are requested to submit a CV along with a cover letter detailing their suitability for the role by the closing date of 16 July 2020. Applicants who are accepted for an interview will be contacted by the 23rd of July and final decision will be taken by July 30th.

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