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SEM Seeks General Editor for Ethnomusicology Translations

Friday, December 13, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Stephen Stuempfle
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The Society for Ethnomusicology invites applications from Society members to serve as General Editor of Ethnomusicology Translations. Ethnomusicology Translations is a new peer-reviewed, open-access online serial for the publication of ethnomusicological literature translated into English. As a central online resource, Ethnomusicology Translations will increase access to the global scope of recent music scholarship and advance ethnomusicology as an international field of research and communication. SEM is partnering with Indiana University Libraries' Scholarly Communications Department to publish Ethnomusicology Translations through its IUScholarWorks Journals platform.

Ethnomusicology Translations will focus on influential articles from journals and edited book collections published during the past 20 years in any language other than English. With the use of Open Journal Systems (OJS) software, SEM will edit, referee, and publish the serial online. Each translated article, along with a headnote, will be published as a serial issue as it becomes available. For additional details on this new publication, please click here.

SEM seeks a General Editor who will chair the Ethnomusicology Translations Editorial Committee, consisting of Advisory Editors, Language Area Editors, and the SEM Executive Director (who will serve as Project Manager). The General Editor will provide leadership and oversight for the project and work closely with the Editorial Committee to ensure success in the nomination and selection of articles for translation, the recruitment of translators, the preparation and refereeing of translations, and final editing and publication. While the work flow for the project will be collective and collaborative, the General Editor will provide final approval for the publication of each translation.

The SEM Board will appoint the General Editor, who will serve a 3-year (renewable) term beginning in 2014. The SEM Board will also appoint Advisory Editors for similar terms. Once in place, the General Editor will appoint the Language Area Editors in consultation with the Advisory Editors, appropriate SEM Sections/SIGs, and the SEM Board.

Applicants for the General Editor position should submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of interest describing: (1) previous translation experience, 2) awareness of the global scope of ethnomusicological literature, 3) previous editorial experience, 4) familiarity with online publishing practices, and 5) commitment to the timely advancement of the project. Applicants must be current members of SEM. SEM welcomes nominations for this position and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Applicants should send a statement of interest as an email (with CV attached) by January 24, 2014, to Stephen Stuempfle, SEM Executive Director, at semexec@indiana.edu . The SEM Board will review applications and expects to appoint the General Editor by mid-February 2014. To request additional information, please contact Stephen Stuempfle at semexec@indiana.edu or (812) 855-8779.

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