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Editor Sought: History of Women in the Americas Journal

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Editor Sought: History of Women in the Americas Journal

September 1, 2016

The Society for the History of Women in the Americas (SHAW) wishes to appoint an Editor to manage the publication of its Journal, History of Women in the Americas. The journal is an open access publication, hosted by the School of Advanced Studies, at http://journals.sas.ac.uk/hwa, and publishes at least one issue per year.

History of Women in the Americas (ISSN 2042-6348) publishes peer-reviewed scholarship on women’s and gender history in all parts of the Americas and between the Americas and other nations across all centuries. The journal provides a unique forum for interrogating women’s history from a hemispheric perspective that stretches from Canada and the United States to Latin America, Central America and Mexico to the Caribbean. History of Women in the Americas is a showcase for historians of North American, South American and Caribbean women from postgraduates and early career scholars to well-established academics. The journal also aims to assist scholars by publishing book reviews on related areas and publicizing conferences and other similar items of interest.

The Editor will work with an editorial team to produce issues of the journal. The Editor is responsible for soliciting manuscripts, making decisions about special issues, allocating submissions to appropriate peer reviewers, and liaising with authors to ensure timely submission of finished manuscripts for publication. The Editor will work with Associate Editors to oversee the upload of journal issues to the SAS platform. Importantly, she or he will work alongside the Chair of the organisation to promote the work and interests of the Society. The Editor will also be a member of the steering committee of the Society for Historians of Women in the Americas.

The successful candidate will have some editorial experience, and will have a track record of producing materials to a deadline. We seek to appoint a scholar whose work is connected to the broad field of women’s experiences in the Americas, and who would thus be able to exploit academic networks in order to solicit work that will contribute to the high standards of the journal. Ideally, the Editor should be based in the UK, but we will consider applications from internationally based scholars who can demonstrate a commitment to maintain communication via virtual channels.

To express an interest in this position, please contact the Chair of the Society, Dr Imaobong Umoren by e-mail at imaobong.umoren[at]pmb.ox.ac.uk before 1 September. Your expression of interest should outline how you fit the candidate profile above and include a CV.


September 1, 2016
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