New Journal for 2013 - Call for Editors and Members of the Editorial Advisory Board

New Journal for 2013
Call for Editors and Members of the Editorial Advisory Board

The Regional Studies Association seeks to appoint a team of Editors including an early career editor and members of the Editorial Advisory Board for a new start international journal titled Territory, Politics, Governance to be published by Routledge.

This journal will be launched in 2013, and will have a significant circulation footprint and the potential for far reaching impact, as it will be distributed from Volume 1, Issue 1 with its sister journals, Regional Studies and Spatial Economic Analysis. Territory, Politics, Governance will engage with topics at the interface between the analysis and practice of territorial development, including:

  • Theories of socio-spatial relations, such as territories, places, scales and networks;
  • Analyses of territorial governance, politics and policies;
  • Globalisation, borderless worlds and geopolitical imaginations;
  • States, political economy and territorial interventions;
  • Social and political constructions and mobilisations of territorial identities;
  • Methodological perspectives on territorial politics and policy.

This new journal devoted specifically to Territory, Politics, Governance presents a single platform for a growing, international and increasingly vibrant academic field. Territory, Politics, Governance will become the place to publish theoretically and empirically leading international scholarship, and at the same time deliver policy and political relevance.
The journal will use a fully supported online submission programme (Scholar One Manuscripts) and will be subject to double blind peer review.

The Editorial Team
The journal will be fully owned by the Regional Studies Association and appointments will be made by the RSA Board. The journal management will build on the successful models used for Regional Studies and Spatial Economic Analysis.
Editorial appointments will be for three to five years in the first instance and may be renewable. Members of the Editorial Advisory Board may be appointed on variable length terms. The Editor in Chief will be a member of the RSA Board and will report to the Journals Management Committee. The Editor has editorial control of the content of the journal and will have the confidence of both the Journals Management Committee and the RSA Board to undertake this role independently of external interference.
The Editorial Team will receive financial support from the Regional Studies Association.
The Association is seeking two kinds of expression of interest:
Editor in Chief/Co-Editor (Editorial Team)
The Association is seeking to appoint an editor in chief and co-editors including a co-editor in their early career. Individual and team applications are welcome. Application packages should include CVs and a manifesto statement setting out what would be brought to the editorial role, particularly in terms of the journal’s international remit and views on the journal content e.g. sections, review articles etc. Engagement with relevant networks and conferences in the field should be demonstrated. They should also signal any institutional support, including any time allowance for journal work and available university resources.
Members of the Editorial Advisory Board
Applications are welcomed for members of the Editorial Advisory Board. This body works to support the editors and there will be commitment to assist in the identification of key contributors, to solicit articles and to undertake some refereeing. The position is unremunerated. Ideal candidates will be scholars of high standing with experience of publishing. Applications should take the form of a CV and supporting statement setting out qualities and experience for the role.
To Apply: Closing Date: Friday, 14th October 2011
Applications should be sent to the Association’s Chief Executive:
Prospective applicants who wish to have informal discussions are welcome to contact Sally Hardy, Professor Martin Jones (Chair, Journals Management Committee) or Professor Gordon Dabinett (Journals Management Committee)

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