About the Journal
Gender, Place and Culture, published by Routledge, is a well-established geography journal with an international circulation in its field. The aim of Gender, Place and Culture is to provide a forum for debate in human geography and related disciplines on theoretically-informed research concerned with gender issues. It also seeks to highlight the significance of such research for feminism and women’s studies.
The current Managing Editor is Pamela Moss (Canada) and Editors are Katherine Brickell (UK), Kanchana N. Ruwanpura (UK) and Margaret Walton-Roberts (Canada); we are soon to be joined by a fourth editor Özlem Altan-Olcay (Turkey). The journal publishes 12 issues per year, with manuscripts submitted via ScholarOne (Previously known as Manuscript Central). The journal has an Impact Factor of 1.605 and its rankings in 2016 SSCI Journal Citation Reports are 34/79 (Geography) and 7/41 (Women’s Studies). The 2016 5-year Impact Factor is now 1.856. Please visit www.tandfonline.com/cgpc for additional information about the Journal.
We are seeking a Managing Editor to work collaboratively with the existing Editorial Team to extend the success and growth of the journal. The new Managing Editor will work with the Editors, the Editorial Board and the Publisher to coordinate the publication process; overseeing all editorial aspects from submission to final publication. The Managing Editor will be supported in this by the Editors, the Editorial Board and Routledge, the latter in turn co-ordinating the activities of in-house editorial, production, marketing, sales, and distribution staff.
The Managing Editor will demonstrate vision, leadership and creativity, and agree to execute the mission of the Journal through soliciting, commissioning, reviewing and developing articles and other features of the highest quality, and ensuring these are delivered to Routledge to agreed deadlines.
The successful candidate will have a handover period with the current Managing Editor, Pamela Moss, during the last quarter of 2018. Pamela will complete her term formally at the end of 2018, by which time the new Managing Editor will be in place.
The tasks to be undertaken will include but are not be limited to:
- Day to day manuscript management including: soliciting, receiving and processing manuscripts; desk screening of submissions, identifying and inviting suitable reviewers, ensuring timely reviews and recommendations are received; reading, summarizing and basing judgements about acceptance, rejection or revision on referees’ reports, and communicating this in writing to authors within a reasonable period of time;
- responsibility for identifying approaches to enhance the quality and reputation of the journal;
- working with Routledge, the Editors and the Editorial Board to develop the editorial strategy and direction of the Journal and to act as ambassador for the journal;
- commissioning and promoting special sections;
- attending conferences relevant to the Journal annually;
- managing and appointing Editorial Board members in line with the Journal and Routledge’s policies in terms of size, subject specialisms and geographical representation;
- organising a minimum of one Editorial Board meeting annually, also attended by Routledge.
There is some flexibility in both timeline and the length of the term served. Most Editors serve a three to five year term.
Candidates should have a broad knowledge of the field of feminist geography and of women’s and gender studies more generally, with recognised expertise and an established record of scholarship in the area; be open to a wide range of studies submitted by scholars from all world regions; have access to e-mail and internet on an ongoing basis; be tech-knowledgeable and tech-friendly; be prepared to manage a consistent workload over the term served; and have excellent editing skills. Applicants must have strong organizational and managerial skills, an ability and willingness to work collaboratively on editorial tasks and a commitment to the mission of Gender, Place and Culture.
Our preference is for the new Managing Editor to already have experience in editing journals, Special Issues and/or edited books. Candidates will ideally be established in their personal academic career development. Research expertise of the candidate will preferably be in social/cultural geography. In common with the journal’s mission on diversity and representation we would strongly encourage applications from outside of the UK and North America.
Routledge will provide an annual contribution to expenses incurred by the Managing Editor.
Applications should consist of a letter detailing the candidate’s editorial experience, and their vision and ambitions for the journal, plus a C.V. Nominations of suitable persons are also being solicited.
Closing date for applications is 15 July 2018.
Further information about the activities and responsibilities of the editors can be obtained from Pamela Moss.
All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Routledge and the Editorial Team will judge each on its merits without regard to the race, religion or sex of the candidate.