World Political Science (WPS), a journal sponsored by the International Political Science Association (IPSA), is seeking a co-editor to work alongside Vladimíra Dvořáková for a period of four years. There will be a transition period of several months in order to familiarize the chosen candidate with the editorial process.
WPS is a DeGruyter publication. DeGruyter publishes translations of prize-winning articles nominated by prominent national political science associations and journals around the world. Scholars in a field as wide-ranging as political science need to know about important research produced outside the English-speaking world, including in fields such as comparative politics, international relations, political sociology, political theory, political economy, and public administration and policy.
The new co-editor will be expected to continue contributing to the journal’s efforts to publish articles which cover a wide range of subjects of interest to readers concerned with the systematic analysis of political issues facing national, sub-national and international governments and societies. Applicants are requested to write to Marianne Kneuer, chair of the WPS Editor Search Committee (a sub-committee of the IPSA Publications Committee), to provide a statement describing how they plan to build on this success and further raise the profile and standing of the journal.
It is expected that the journal co-editor will:
- collaborate actively with national associations and journals to acquire prize-winning articles (articles submitted to the journal have to be translated into English by the organization nominating the article)
- review the manuscripts using DeGruyter’s online management system;
- make decisions regarding publication of submitted manuscripts;
- edit manuscripts to ensure that they are presented in acceptable English;
- work collaboratively with Co-editor Vladimíra Dvořáková and key personnel at DeGruyter, in particular the Production Editor, Marketing Manager and Managing Editor;
- develop ideas to strengthen the journal’s position in political science and in the Global South.
Candidates for the position should have:
- native quality English; especially fluency in written English;
- record as a distinguished political scientist in her/his field;
- a demonstrated commitment to international political research;
- previous editorial experience;
- familiarity with the work of IPSA and its Research Committees.
The successful candidate will be expected to become an individual member of IPSA; help prepare an annual report that is presented in person to the Executive Committee of IPSA; contribute to the work of IPSA’s Publications Committee; and participate as a non-voting member in selected meetings of IPSA’s executive committee (usually once a year and at the World Congress). The editor will be provided with adequate resources to meet expenses associated with these commitments.
Enquiries can be made to Marianne Kneuer (email@example.com). Applicants should email Professor Kneuer a CV and an accompanying statement describing their goals for taking WPS forward. The closing date for applications is October 30, 2016.