Expressions of Interest – appointment of a Co-Editor


The Regional Studies Association seeks to appoint a co-editor with expertise in urban and political geographies of the global south to join the editorial team of John Agnew, Michael Keating, Martin Jones, Walter Nicholls, Bae-Gyoon Park and Justus Uitermark on the journal Territory, Politics, Governance, published by Routledge.

Territory, Politics, Governance is an interdisciplinary journal committed to the development of theory and research in territorial politics and the governance of space, creating a platform on which to explore the interface between territory, politics, economy, identity and the organisation of political space. In its first years of publication TPG has begun to stake out a position as a major venue for articles on contemporary transformations in governance resulting from territorial secession and economic globalization, the changing territorial politics of interests and identities, and the increasing importance of large cities in world politics.

The journal is in its third volume and is published quarterly. It has a significant circulation footprint as it is distributed with its sister journals, Regional Studies; Spatial Economic Analysis; Regional Studies, Regional Science and the new launch journal Area Development and Policy (2016). It has achieved demonstrable impact since launch in 2013, with over 27,000 full text downloads of papers published in the journal during 2013-14.  It is already under consideration for a Thomson Reuters ISI/SSCI impact factor.

The journal is fully owned by the Regional Studies Association with appointments made by the RSA Board. Editorial appointments will be for three years in the first instance and may be renewable. The Editor-in-Chief is Professor John Agnew, UCLA.


Person Specification

The journal uses ScholarOne and a journal administrator to manage the peer review process. The co-editor will generally oversee the peer review of papers within their field of expertise. The co-editor joins an active team of editors at this exciting time for the journal. The co-editor will identify and seek reviews for assigned papers and feedback comments to authors and the editor-in-chief. At the current time the co-editor may expect to oversee the peer review of 7-10 original manuscripts per annum. Co-editors contribute at least one editorial to the journal every two years.

We are looking to appoint a research active scholar who:

  • has made significant scholarly contributions in economic and political geography
  • has expertise in one or more of the following areas urban and political geographies of the global south
  • has extensive experience as a reviewer for journals in the field
  • can work constructively with authors, reviewers and the editorial team to enable both authors and the journal to publish leading academic research

Although not a requirement we particularly welcome applicants who are based in the global South.


To Apply:

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. 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. 


Closing Date:  Sunday 11th October 2015

Further information supporting this call can be found on the Association’s website – www.regionalstudies.org

Applications should be sent to the Association’s Chief Executive at sally.hardy@regionalstudies.org. Prospective applicants who wish to have informal discussions are welcome to contact Sally Hardy initially by email to arrange a call.


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