VACANCIES: Associate Editors for the African Journal of Disability
The African Journal of Disability (AJOD) is currently seeking Associate Editors to join their Editorial Team. There are three vacancies for this role: vacancy 1 requires a disability researcher with specialisation in quantitative methodologies; vacancy 2 requires a disability researcher with specialisation in critical disability studies or intersectionality; and vacancy 3 requires a disability researcher with specialisation in participatory methodologies and reviews. AJOD, published by AOSIS, invites members of the academic community to apply for these positions. Preference will be given to qualified candidates from beyond South Africa’s borders but from within the African continent to more fully reflect the identity and vision of the journal.
Deadline for applications: 8 November 2023
Associate Editors (AEs) play a vital role in the world of peer-reviewed publishing, providing essential support to the journal Editor as subject experts in various fields. AEs are responsible for overseeing assigned manuscripts, guiding them through the rigorous process of review and revision. Their responsibilities encompass assessing the quality of manuscripts, soliciting peer reviews, requesting revisions when necessary, and ultimately making recommendations to the journal Editor regarding the acceptance or rejection of a manuscript.
As an Associate Editor for the African Journal of Disability (AJOD), your responsibilities will include (but not limited to):
- Managing the Review Process: Your role involves collaborating closely with the Managing Editor to ensure that manuscripts progress smoothly through the stages of review and revision. By efficiently managing this process, you contribute to maintaining the journal’s high standards and timely publication.
- Collaborating with the Journal Editor and Managing Editor: As an Associate Editor, you work in conjunction with the Editor and Managing Editor to identify suitable reviewers for each manuscript. Additionally, you actively participate in the evaluation process by considering the received reviews and conducting your own thorough assessment of the manuscript. This comprehensive evaluation forms the basis of your recommendation to the Editor regarding manuscript acceptance or rejection. Furthermore, you engage in communication with the corresponding author, providing guidance on necessary revisions. Before finalizing your recommendation, you review the revised manuscript.
- Serving on the Editorial Board: In your role as an Associate Editor, you serve as a valuable member of your journal’s Editorial Board. You uphold scholastic standards, contribute to discussions on journal policies, and provide input on the scope and direction of the journal. Through your expertise and insights, you help shape the overall vision and success of the journal.
As an Associate Editor, your active involvement is key to maintaining the integrity, quality, and advancement of the journal’s publications.
All applications can be submitted online at https://bit.ly/3Q7xwn5 and require the following information:
- Scopus ID (optional)
- Google Scholar ID (optional) / Google Scholar ID (optional)
- Contact Details
- Motivation Letter
In the in the online form under the section ‘Additional comments or information’, indicate the relevant associate editor vacancy (that is, vacancy 1, vacancy 2 or vacancy 3) you are applying for.
AOSIS will contact all shortlisted candidates, who will be asked to attend an interview. For any further information or queries, please email us at email@example.com.
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