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Ethnomusicology Forum invites applications for an incoming reviews editor

Thursday, March 30, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Marysol Quevedo
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Ethnomusicology Forum invites applications for an incoming reviews editor. 

Ethnomusicology Forum is the academic journal of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology published by Taylor & Francis. Each yearly volume has 3 issues, and will include up to 8 reviews covering primarily book publications and secondarily websites, CDs and DVDs. 

The reviews editor appointment is normally for a period of at least three years, which may be extended by mutual consent, and is unpaid. The reviews editor will liaise with co-editors Shzr Ee Tan and Abigail Wood, and will have support from our editorial assistant, currently Emma Brinkhurst. The reviews editor is responsible for identifying important ethnomusicological publications, soliciting and receiving review materials, selecting appropriate reviewers with an international perspective who can contribute insightful, informed and balanced reviews, arranging delivery to reviewers, and ensuring that timetables and deadlines are met. The reviews editor is also responsible for producing fully edited copy according to the designated house style for online submission to T&F.

The typical workload is the equivalent of 2-3 hours per week throughout the year, though the workload can fluctuate. There is some degree of flexibility about the timing of work, but copy and production deadlines need to be met in order to maintain academic credibility. The role will commence from September 2017 and will have a handover period until the end of 2017 as the current reviews editor, Lonán Ó Briain, completes his term of office.

Skills and attributes required by the reviews editor:

·      a high standard of written English and the ability to edit consistently to house style;

·      ability to engage with publishers and the academic community in ethnomusicology worldwide, with knowledge of current research, publications, and appropriate reviewers;

·      ability to offer considered advice in support of reviewers to improve the academic standard and communication of their writing;

·      ability to work with reviewers to ensure rigorous, critical and constructive reviews, making decisions about the appropriateness of submissions for the aims and scope of  EF and the benefit and ethical standards of the discipline;

·      ability to work online using MS Word and other software to comment, edit, insert symbols and diacritics in Unicode, format and submit work; and

·      good interpersonal skills in communicating with publishers, reviewers, the Advisory Board, and T&F staff.

Applicants must be current BFE members but do not need to be resident in the UK.

Expressions of interest for the above role are invited. Please submit a letter of application by email to Barley Norton chair@bfe.org.uk by the end of Wednesday 12 April. Your letter (no more than one side in length) should state why you are interested in the role, as well as your relevant skills and experience. It should, of course, also contain your contact details. If you are not yet renewed your membership for 2017 you can join the BFE here: https://bfe.org.uk/join-bfe We aim to shortlist candidates before the BFE Annual Conference (20-23 April) and hold interviews with them during this conference. Applicants who are unable to attend the conference will not be penalized and will have the opportunity to interview by Skype.

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