Two Assistant Editors are required to assist the Editor in Chief, James Good, in the publication of Operant Subjectivity: the official journal of the International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity (ISSSS).

About the journal:

The primary mission of Operant Subjectivity is to foster understanding of subjectivity through presentation of original research, theoretical and philosophical critique, and methodological clarification. An anonymous peer-review process assists the Editor and Editorial Board to select manuscripts for publication. The journal is committed to the ideas and concepts of Q methodology as enunciated by William Stephenson (1902-1989) and, while not precluding alternative viewpoints, encourages contributions compatible with this commitment.

The journal has recently undergone quite substantial changes, with a new Editor after 9 years and a transition from print to online publication ( Whilst these changes mean inevitable teething issues it is also an opportune time to contribute to the development and accessibility of the journal.

Role of Assistant Editor

The Assistant Editors will assist the Editor and Associate Editor with all aspects of the preparation of manuscripts for publication. This will include correspondence with authors and reviewers, copy editing, proof reading and liaising with Job van Exel (Associate Editor with responsibility for online publication). Assistant Editors will also be expected to play a role in the fostering of submissions.

Assistant Editors should have experience of publication as an author and possibly as a peer reviewer. Good Information Technology skills are necessary. Experience of copy editing is essential for one of the posts and desirable for the other.

We expect applicants will be early-career academics looking for experience of journal editing and publishing – although more senior applicants are also encouraged to contribute their time to the society and the sustainability of the journal. As a guide, applicants should be able to commit approximately two-three days per journal issue to the role, plus intermittent email correspondence with the Editorial team. Skype meetings may be required to discuss any issues not easily dealt with by email.

To Apply

Please send a CV and brief letter of application stating relevant experience and reasons for applying by 31st July at the latest.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the editor James Good, Online Editor Job van Exel or ISSSS President Rachel Baker to discuss the positions.

New appointments will be announced at the annual conference in September, in Salt Lake City.

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