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ISA Headquarters posted on April 06, 2017 10:01

The Publications Committee of the International Studies Association (ISA) and the Executive Committee will make a recommendation to the ISA Governing Council regarding the assignment of editorial duties for International Studies Quarterly ( at the 2018 annual meeting in San Francisco. The individual or team selected to serve as editor(s) of ISQ will hold that position for a five-year term January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2023. There will also be some transitional duties during late 2018.

The lead editor(s) should hold secure positions (typically tenured rank or the equivalent) at an academic institution and receive a measure of support from their home institution for their editorial tasks. ISQ’s current subvention from ISA for expenses related to running the journal is $50,000 per year. Guidelines for preparing a proposal, framing a budget, and frequently asked questions can be found on the ISA website, The proposal should include a statement of your vision for the management and improvement of the journal, a statement about what role different members of the editorial team will play, a description of resources to be provided by your university, letters of support from relevant authorities at your university confirming their commitment to provide resources, a budget, and CVs for the proposed editor(s).

The Publications Committee will review all proposals meeting essential criteria as soon as possible. The deadline to submit a proposal has been extended to September 15, 2017. The Publications Committee must forward its recommendations to the ISA Executive Committee by November 30, 2017.

Questions about the process of selecting the editor(s), or the editorial duties involved, may be addressed to the Chair of the Publications Committee, Sara Mitchell, at or (319) 335-2356. Applications from individuals or editorial teams will be considered. Applications should be submitted through email to Sara Mitchell, ISA Publications Committee Chair, with all materials combined into a single pdf bookmarked document. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. ISA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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