Expressions of Interest: Co-editors, The Journal of Architecture
DATE: 22/5/2017
The Editorial Board of The Journal of Architecture is seeking expressions of interest to fill two co-editor positions. These positions have been newly established as a consequence of The Journal?s growth. Expressions are sought from established architectural academics with strong scholarly track records, and who are keen to contribute to the development of architecture through the publication of high-quality research and scholarly inquiry. Joint expressions are also welcomed from editors who would undertake the role as a team of two.

The Role of co-editor
The co-editors would become members of the editorial board, working closely with the editor in chief and the executive editor to produce each issue of The Journal.

The role involves:
- Calling upon and further developing an extensive network of academics and scholars internationally in order to maintain high-quality peer review, and to reinforce The Journal?s reputation as a leading publication in the field
- Evaluating submitted papers and organising The Journal?s peer review process (via the Scholar One content management system) on a day-to-day basis
- Managing individual papers through the peer review, revision and approval process, offering detailed editorial feedback, and working with authors to achieve timely publication
- Soliciting and evaluating proposals for special issues, and working with guest editors to steer these issues through the peer review and revision process to publication
- Promoting The Journal and encouraging high-quality submissions by being active in the field, including in scholarly conferences and forums
- Attending editorial board meetings and taking an active role in the development of The Journal

While the week-to-week workload of the role will vary, each co-editor would need to commit around five hours per week to the role. A modest honorarium is paid by The Journal?s proprietor as a recognition of this time commitment, and to defray costs associated with the role. There is an expectation that the co-editors would receive acknowledgement and in-kind support from their employing institutions to carry out the role. It is expected, also, that the co-editors would make every effort to attend in person at least one of The Journal?s bi-annual editorial board meetings in London. Videoconferencing would also be available if attendance in person were not possible.

Submitting an Expression of Interest
Expressions of interest should include a full CV, a statement of interest in the role, and names and addresses of two academic referees. Candidates are expected to be established academics in the field of architecture, and should demonstrate a strong track record of significant publications, and experience in working collegially to deliver outcomes such as events, symposia or publications.

Expressions of interest should be emailed to Charles Rice (<>) by Monday 22 May 2017. Interviews will take place in London in the second half of June 2017. For those outside London videoconferencing will be utilised. Successful candidates will be expected to commence the role from January 2018.

About The Journal
The Journal of Architecture is the peer-reviewed, scholarly journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Established by Allen Cunningham and Peter Gibbs-Kennet in 1995, The Journal was initially published by E&FN Spon and then by Routledge from 2001 onwards. Over this time, The Journal has established itself internationally as the pre-eminent peer-reviewed journal for research and scholarship across a broad range of architectural topics. Since 2016, The Journal has published eight issues and approximately 1400 pages annually. The Journal is included in key indexes such as Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Scopus, and has been ranked at the top of journal ranking lists worldwide.