I've still got more than a year of reviewing and two years of publishing new issues as editor of the Journal of Public Relations Research, but it's time to start thinking about who should succeed me. It's hard work, but also highly rewarding, and I encourage PR scholars -- particularly those serving on the editorial board -- to consider applying.
Here's the official call:
Call for Editor of the Journal of Public Relations Research
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS JULY 1, 2014
Routledge, Taylor and Francis and the Journal of Public Relations Research editorial search committee are now accepting applications for editor of the Journal of Public Relations Research, the official journal of the Public Relations Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. JPRR is listed in the Social Science Citation Index and is the premier academic journal for public relations theory development. For more information visit the journal’s homepage, http://www.tandfonline/hprr.
The term of editorship runs January 2016-December 2018, and the new editor will begin reviewing articles submitted online via ScholarOne in January 2015, with the first issue to be published in January 2016.
The editor works in partnership with the editorial board members, AEJMC PR division officers, and the publisher. The new editor should be committed to rigorous scholarship and have a strong academic record and ability to coordinate and manage projects as well as a track record for meeting deadlines. Applicants should provide evidence of experience and ability to edit and produce five issues annually. The editor’s institution must agree to provide administrative support such as administrative time, a graduate assistant, or office space.
Applicants should send a letter outlining the reasons for seeking the editorship and describing how their experience, skills and interests make them an appropriate candidate and their vision for the Journal’s continuing growth. In addition, they should send a current CV and a letter from their institutions assuring administrative support.
The JPRR editor search committee and a representative from Routledge, Taylor and Francis will review the proposals from editor candidates. A member of the committee will make its recommendation for the new editor at the PR division’s business meeting in 2014 (Montreal).
Please address questions or send applications to arrive no later than July 1, 2014 to Patrick Fallon, Routledge, Taylor & Francis US Managing Editor for Communication and Media Studies Journals at email@example.com.