Call for Editor or Editors

ACMRS (the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies) at Arizona State University is seeking an editor or editorial team of two to three in related fields to edit Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History, an annual journal published by AMS Press in New York under the auspices of ACMRS.  The editorship would be for a (renewable) three-year term beginning spring, 2016.  The editor or editors will be responsible for reviewing submissions, choosing outside readers, offering editorial suggestions, assembling and sending suggestions from editors and readers to authors, inviting some submissions as well as undertaking other tasks related to the pre-publication phase of a scholarly journal and sending finished revisions to AMS Press for copy-editing.  In consultation with the Director of ACMRS, the editor or editors will also make any necessary changes to the membership of the Editorial Board of the journal and will report (either in person or electronically) to ACMRS at its annual conference. The editor or editors will be made ex officio members of the ACMRS Advisory Board.

The editor or editors will be expected to deliver final edited copy of each issue of the journal to AMS Press by May 15 each year in time for an autumn publication date. The editor or editors should expect an average of six or more hours of pro bono work each week year-round, with fluctuations over the course of the year.

All managing and editing responsibilities will be handled by AMS Press: subscription records and bookkeeping, logging submissions and reviews, receiving and mailing books for reviews, advertisements, copy-editing, typesetting, final proofreading, printing, etc.

Although a small annulay among religion, politics, aal stipend will be provided, the editor or team of editors should have strong support at their home institution.

The new editor or editors would begin the transition into the editorship in spring, 2016. Some flexibility is possible.

Please send a statement describing your interest and qualifications and the level of institutional support you will have for your editorship to with “SMRH Editorial Search Committee” in the subject line.  Only electronic applications will be accepted.  Applications should include:

  1. Statement of interest, qualifications, and nature of institutional support.
  2. Indication of possible start date.
  3. Current CV or CVs.
  4. Thee letters of recommendation sent directly to

Editing experience is desirable; evidence of successful collaborative work is required.

DEADLINE for application:  1 March 2016.

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