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Joel Davis posted on March 11, 2015 13:08

The Publications Committee of the International Studies Association, faced with some exceptional and unforeseen circumstances, is calling for proposals to edit International Studies Review (ISR) either for a 2.5 year term (to complete the term of the current team) or to edit the journal for a normal five-year term. A mission statement for the journal can be accessed at http://www.isanet.org/Publications/ISR.

The lead editor(s) should hold secure positions at an academic institution, and receive a measure of support from their home institution for their editorial tasks. The lead person/team can also expect an annual subvention from the Association of approx. $32k for expenses relating to running the journal. Guidelines for preparing a proposal, framing a budget, frequently asked questions, etc. can be found on the ISA website here: http://www.isanet.org/ISA/Governance/Committees/Publications/Guidelines

The Publications Committee will review all proposals meeting essential criteria as soon as possible. Proposals received no later than May 1, 2015 are assured most thorough consideration. The Committee might be willing to accept proposals after that date, if – prior to May 1 -- you notify the Committee Chair of your intention to submit a proposal. Be aware that the Publications Committee must forward its recommendations to the ISA Executive Committee no later than June 1, 2015. The Executive Committee has been authorized by the Governing Council to make the final selection of the winning bid in this case.

Questions about the process of selecting the editor(s), or the editorial duties involved, may be addressed to the Chair of the Publications Committee, Brian M. Pollins, at pollins.1@osu.edu, or (614) 309-1867. Applications from individuals or from editorial teams will be considered. Applications should be submitted to Brian M. Pollins, ISA Publications Committee Chair, in electronic form only, please. Again, applications should be received no later than May 1, 2015, although applications can be accepted until an appointment is recommended by the committee. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. ISA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

CLARIFICATION: Your Options Regarding Length of Editorial Tenure:

  • Option 1: Complete the current term for 2.5 years. You would be notified of your selection some time in June 2015. Transfer of editorial duties from current editors to your institution would take place June-July, 2015. Journal is completely in your hands from the end of July, 2015 until December, 2018.
  • Option 2: Regular Five-Year Term. You would be notified of your selection some time in June, 2015. Transfer of editorial duties from current editors to your institution would take place June-July 2015. Journal is completely in your hands from the end of July, 2015 until December 2020.
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