Recruitment Call - African Journal of Political Science

22.04.21 03:12 PM By African Association of Political Science

Position: Editor-in-Chief, African Journal of Political Science (AJPS)

The African Association of Political Science (AJPS) hereby invites suitably qualified applicants for the position of Editor-in-Chief of AJPS.

Responsibilities and Criteria
The Editor-in-Chief shall:
  • Manage the peer review of submitted manuscripts
  • Solicit high-quality manuscripts from potential authors and assist these authors in seeing their manuscripts to publication
  • Decide which manuscripts to publish
  • Select a sufficient pool of reviewers and editorial board members to evaluate manuscripts including book reviews
  • Identify and appoint qualified members to the Editorial Board
  • Provide a clear vision for the direction of the journal including developing an editorial policy
  • Recommend to the Executive Committee on the appointment of an editorial team including up to 3 Assistant Editors and a Book Review Editor
  • Recruit guest editors for special issues
  • Ensure ethical standards are met for all submissions

Key qualities sought for the position of Editor-in-Chief include an established record of scholarship in the field of politics and/or international relations or any relevant sub-field within political studies; a sound understanding of political science scholarship; managerial skills to oversee the editorial cycle and meet deadlines; and the ability to recruit quality manuscripts.

Please note that this position will be for a period of two years from the date of appointment. The Editorship of the journal is voluntary and without remuneration for now until such a time that it starts generating income

To apply: Applications should include a CV & one-page Statement of Purpose, to be sent to the President of the African Association of Political Science, Prof Christopher Isike via christopher.isike[at]up.ac.za by no later than 15 May 2021.