These helpful tips and instructions were put together by Brian Pollins in his capacity as chair of the Publications Committee. We recommend that groups proposing to edit an ISA journal review this information before making their proposal.
While there is no fixed application form, your proposal should include:
Any questions you may have, as well as completed proposals should be sent to the chair of the Publications Committee. Please send submissions in electronic form only.
Please note the following normal duties and expectations of editorial teams:
It is very difficult to state a dollar amount attending the “institutional support” we look for, because there is such wide variation among universities in how they account for the use of resources internally. But I can list the physical resources you will need which may be more helpful than a simple dollar amount in any event. Recall that each editor or editorial team of an ISA journal receives an annual cash subvention. The institutions which serve as home to an ISA journal offer matching support in a variety of forms. (Again, “matching” in this case does not necessarily mean dollar-for-dollar because of differences in accounting practices.) The selection committee looks for support from the institution at a level that will comfortably cover the full operation of the journal. Proposals we receive will include many (but seldom all) of the following:
As a very broad estimate, if you start with the annual subvention with ISA and find institutional support that could be valued at (very roughly) an equivalent amount, it should cover smooth operation of the journal.
These guidelines are generic notes compiled by the Publications Committee to assist teams applying to be editors of an ISA journal. Please see the specific call for detailed information.