Call for Editor for Voluntas
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Posted by: Robin Wehrlin
Editor of Voluntas
The International Journal of Voluntary and
The International Society for Third-Sector
Research (ISTR) seeks nominations for Editor of its journal, Voluntas, for a three-year term
beginning January 1, 2016. The term may
be renewed, once, by mutual agreement.
The editor reports to the ISTR board, and Voluntas reflects ISTR’s commitments: it is an important
peer-reviewed (ISI rated) social science journal, published bi-monthly, that
focuses on civil society, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector in ways that
are inter-disciplinary, international, and comparative. The journal is published in English. ISTR provides a small subsidy to cover
editorial and related costs. In line
with general practice, in making the appointment the Society will take into
account support provided by the applicants’ home institutions. Above all, ISTR seeks for Voluntas an editor who will build on the
journal’s past accomplishments to strengthen the academic standing of the
society and the field.
Overall editorial oversight, with the aim of
increasing the journal’s impact;
Appointing the Book Review Editor and as
appropriate other associate editors;
Timely processing of manuscripts,
commissioning external reviews, writing editorial assessments of submitted and
Communicating with authors, editors, and
Overseeing day-to-day activities, including
copy-editing and working with the publisher;
Managing the Editorial Board, in cooperation
with the ISTR board.
We expect that the successful candidate will
hold an advanced social science degree, occupy a senior position at a
university or research institute, and have published substantial research in
relevant fields. Excellent writing and
editorial skills in the English language are required. Experience in international and
inter-disciplinary research is a plus, as is the ability to function in any of
the other major scientific languages.
The editor must be able to work effectively with a diverse audience of
scholars from different disciplines, backgrounds, and countries.
An Editorial Selection Committee has been
established to select the new editor(s).
It is chaired by Adalbert Evers (Universität Giessen, Germany).
If you have further questions regarding the
journal (www.istr.org/Voluntas) or
the editorship, please contact Adalbert Evers at e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Process: Deadline March 31, 2014
Please submit the names of potential
applicants to the Committee, c/o ISTR, 578 Wyman Park Building, 3400 North
Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218-2688, USA.
Self-nominations are encouraged. Applications should include:
a full curriculum
vitae, including a list of publications and past editorial experience; and
a 2-3 page statement of a vision for Voluntas, assessing the journal’s
strengths and limitations, indicating the topics or issues it ought to address,
and discussing the support, if any, the potential editor’s home institution
will be able to provide.
The Editorial Selection Committee will
interview finalists in Muenster, Germany, immediately prior to the ISTR
conference in July; interviews may continue during the conference. The committee will make its recommendation to
the ISTR board, which will announce the new editor by October 30, 2014.