WANTED: Editor in Chief
The Comparative and International Education Journal (CIE) is seeking applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief.
About our Journal
Comparative and International Education (CIE) (formerly known as Canadian and International Education), the official journal of the Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC), is published twice a year and is devoted to publishing articles dealing with education in a comparative and international perspective.
Comparative and International Education has been the official, bilingual, peer-reviewed journal of the Comparative and International Education Society of Canada since 1972. It is devoted to publishing scholarly writing on (formal and non-formal) education in a globalized world, from comparative and international perspectives. CIE welcomes Canadian comparative studies including research on indigenous and cross-cultural research and as well comparative research on other education settings and topics. The journal accepts manuscripts in both French and English that use a variety of methodological approaches, draw upon a wide range of theoretical frameworks, and speak to diverse contexts. The journal is published twice a year. It is indexed by Proquest, EBSCO, the Canadian Education Index and the Sociology of Education Abstracts.
Description of the position
The Editor in Chief will oversee the editorial process for submissions of manuscripts to the CIE Journal. The role involves a wide array of editorial responsibilities, from ongoing maintenance of the workflow associated with reading initial submissions, overseeing the review process, registering decisions based on peer-reviews, and overseeing the copy-editing and final publication stages.
The position offers an opportunity for candidates looking for a move from research into scholarly publishing, as well as those seeking to advance their editorial experience. Applicants should be versatile, able to adapt to fast-paced environments and show a proven interest in editorial matters and the scholarly literature on comparative and international education.
The ideal candidate will have experience in the following fields: education, international education, and comparative education, etc.
• Assessing new submissions and guiding manuscripts through the review process
• Overseeing editorial decisions
• Being familiar with past and current issues in the field of comparative and international education
• Maintaining up-to-date reviewers’ list
• Keeping subscribers’ lists up to date
• Overseeing journal subscription income and expenses, as well as maintaining up-to-date financial records
• Liaising with contacts at BePress, the company that provides the online platform for our journal website to ensure that workflow processes meet the needs of the journal
• Working with our copy-editor to ensure that all accepted manuscripts are correctly copy-edited before publication.
• Development and/or updating of editorial policies and processes as may be required.
• Travel to each CIESC annual conference in order to Chair an annual face-to-face CIE editorial board meeting.
• Communicating with and arranging the annual face-to-face and any additional virtual meetings as required with the CIE editorial board
• Providing the CIESC Board and Membership with an Annual Report and Financial Statement at each CIESC annual conference.
• Generating new ideas for improving the journal, such as using new technology and social media to increasing submissions and readership
• Promoting and acting as an advocate for the journal
Qualifications and Experience
• Member of the CIESC
• Preferably fully bilingual (French and English)
• Experience in an international and comparative education research environment
• Strong familiarity with the scholarly literature is essential, proven experience in journal publishing would be an advantage
• Highly organized
• Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral
• A PhD in the field of comparative and international education
Why become the CIE journal editor?
Although there is no monetary compensation for this position, the new CIE editor will gain many benefits including:
• Greater familiarity with ongoing research in the field of Comparative and International Education;
• Credit for “service” within your department in your institution; and
• Greater visibility within the education research community.
Further Application Information:
The Editor will be appointed by the CIESC Executive and ratified at the 2016 CIESC Annual General Meeting.. This position would begin 01 July 2016 for a five-year term, and would overlap with the current co-editors’ positions until 01 July 2017. This overlap will allow mentorship of the new Editor through the first year to ensure continuity of best practices regarding journal publication.
Should the selected candidate not be fully bilingual, a co-editor will be sought who is fluent in the second official language, resulting in two co-editors being appointed, one Editor, English, and one Editor, French.
Qualified applicants are invited to send a cover letter and a current CV to the CIE editors, Marianne A. Larsen, Editor, English at firstname.lastname@example.org and Grazia Scoppio, Editor, French, Scoppioemail@example.com by March 31st, 2016. The Editorial board will review all applications and make a recommendation to the CIESC Executive.