Expressions of interest: Editor and Editorial Board_ Journal of Arts and Communities

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Posted By: Rea Dennis
Status: Current
Date Posted: Wed, 9 Jun 2021

Expressions of interest: Editor and Editorial Board

Journal of Arts & Communities
2 issues per volume | First published in 2009 ISSN 1757-1936 | Online ISSN 1757-1944

The Editorial Board and Intellect are seeking expressions of interest for a new Editor and Board Members for the Journal. As you may know Stephanie Knight stepped down after many pioneering years of leading the Journal and we are now looking for new and experienced researchers, practitioners and academics to get involved in the journal.

About the journal
The Journal of Arts & Communities is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal that seeks to provide a critical examination of the practices known as community or participatory arts, encompassing a field of work defined for this purpose as incorporating active, creative collaboration between artists and people in a range of communities. The journal takes a cross-artform and interdisciplinary approach, including work happening in performance, visual arts and media, writing, multimedia and collaboration involving digital technology and associated forms.
The Journal of Arts & Communities seeks to provide a critical examination of creative collaboration between artists and people from a range of communities of place and interest. Interdisciplinary in approach, the peer- reviewed journal focuses on practice, policy and research related to issues arising from artist/community engagement.

Current status
The journal is currently published once a year, with an option to increase to two or three issues a year once the new Editorial team are in place.

We are open to expressions of interest from dedicated individuals, co-editors, or co-operative teams.

The role
Editors are key to driving the vision and scope of the Journal. We are looking for individuals or co-editors who can renew and take forward the ideals and commitments of the Journal. As Editor(s) you will be expected to:
• Provide overall vision and leadership of the journal.

• Evaluate all manuscripts that are submitted to the journal.
• Select articles that are suitable for the journal for peer review.
• Encourage usage and subscriptions to the journal.
• Consider peer reviewers’ advice to make a final decision about what

gets published.
• Work with the Editorial Board to identify new writers or develop ideas for

Special Issues.

Editorial Board
• We are looking to expand and welcome new members to
the Editorial Board. As a board member you will be expected to:
  • Review submitted manuscripts.
  • Advise on journal policy and scope.
  • Identify topics for special issues
  • Attract new authors and submissions.
  • Promote the journal to their colleagues and peers.
  • Encourage usage of the journal.
  • Assist the editor(s) in decision making over issues such as plagiarism claims and submissions where reviewers can’t agree on a decision.
Expressions of interest process
For questions or enquiries please write to the Intellect Journals Manager:

If you are interested in joining the Editorial Board, or being considered for the position of Editor, please provide a cover email outlining your specific interests and reasons for wanting to join the Journal of Arts & Communities team. Please also attach a CV.

Monday 2 August 2021