The Regional Studies Association seeks to appoint a Digital Editor to its journal, Area Development and Policy.
Digital Editor (one position available)
This is a new role to develop the journal’s digital and social media presence. It is expected that the Digital Editor will manage the journal’s social media accounts and strategy to best disseminate journal content and engage with readers and followers about the journal, trends in the field and publishing tips and queries. The post is for commencement as soon as possible after the decision has been made.
The role of the Digital Editor is to:
- set up and operate social media accounts on behalf of the journal
- drive traffic to journal content and engage through these media with readers and followers of the journal
- follow and inform editors and the Association about trends in the field
- provide a brief digital media report to the twice a year RSA Publications Committee meeting
The role of digital editor does not necessarily require the person to set up a whole range of social media accounts; it requires them to choose the most appropriate ones for the journal. The digital editor will agree and establish a mission for the social media side of the journal with the Association. The digital editor will be supported in all their activities by the Association and publisher, Routledge, who will in turn co-ordinate in-house activities, such as arranging for selected papers to be free to access, and creating supporting marketing materials on an ad-hoc basis. The digital editor will work in close liaison with other members of the editorial team and in particular with the Editor in Chief and Journal Manager as well as the Association and Publisher.
Responding to the Call for Expressions of Interest
In making expressions of interest candidates are invited to submit:
- A brief editorial manifesto outlining their intentions for further development of the academic excellence, relevance and scope of Area Development and Policy;
- A full CV – these may be in summary form but should give enough information to demonstrate embeddedness in the field, e.g., information about networks, conferences attended, relevant publications, professional memberships, etc.
Interested applicants with questions about the journal are invited to contact: Sally Hardy, Chief Executive, RSA, email@example.com or by telephoning + 44 (0)1273 698017
Please send your applications (manifesto & CV) to Klara – firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: Call for Editor, Area Development and Policy)
Closing date: No later than 5pm (UK time) Monday 1st November 2021
The successful candidate will be expected to join the RSA as a Member and to remain in membership throughout their term. Current non-Members may apply. Further details on are available from the Regional Studies Association Office or from the Association website at https://www.regionalstudies.org/about/memberships/
Area Development and Policy
Area Development and Policy (ADP) aims to be a world class journal publishing original academic research examining the economic, political, cultural and geographical contexts which play a fundamental role in shaping and developing regions, cities, rural areas and the relationships between them.
ADP concentrates on issues relating to the Greater BRICS and welcomes submissions emerging from these countries as well from the developed world. ADP places an emphasis on research which examines the role of diverse institutional configurations and values at both national and regional levels within the Greater BRICS, and believes that theories should derive from the experiences of these countries and regions and not necessarily from the (possibly exceptional) experiences of Northwest Europe and North America.
ADP is dedicated to expanding common ground while accepting differences, improving mutual communication and increasing cooperation and shared learning.
To be accepted, a paper must adhere to a high standard of scholarship and make an important and original contribution to this emerging field.
Along with standard Research Articles (8,000 words) and Review Articles (6,000 words), Area Development and Policy also welcomes Research Notes (short articles presenting the results of original research and which briefly situates the research in relation to the existing empirical and theoretical literature) of up to 4,000 words, and Commentaries (short articles commenting in a significant way on, or supplementing arguments and evidence in, a Research Article or a Review Article) of up to 2,000 words.
See the journal website for more details: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rard20/current and go to: https://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=journalMetrics&journalCode=rard20 for the journal metrics.
The journal benefits from professional editorial support. The journal is sent in print, online or both to all categories of Regional Studies Association members and is sold to a large subscriber base by the Publisher, Routledge. The journal is available singly to subscribers or as part of a pack with other RSA journals including Regional Studies; Spatial Economic Analysis, and Territory, Politics, Governance. The Association also publishes Regional Studies, Regional Science which is a gold open access journal only available online.