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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 (http://www.operantsubjectivity.org). 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Online Editor Job van Exel email@example.com or ISSSS President Rachel Baker firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the positions.
New appointments will be announced at the annual conference in September, in Salt Lake City.
Following three terms Dr Amanda Wolf will be stepping down as Editor of Operant Subjectivity as of volume 37, issue 1 (October 2013). The ISSSS Executive Committee invite applications for a replacement Editor. The successful candidate will initially take up a position as Associate Editor from Jan 2013 to work alongside Amanda Wolf before taking over formally as Editor for Volume 37 of the journal. The term of Editor is three years in the first instance.
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After a lengthy delay due mainly to a change in the location of the editorial office and transfer to a new publisher, the next issue of Operant Subjectivity has just today arrived from the publisher and will hopefully be in the mail on Monday. Most subscribers should therefore receive their copies before departing for Trondheim, Norway and the annual conference of I4S. A few copies will also be available for viewing in Trondheim. Under the guidance of new Editor Amanda M. Wolf of Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, the journal has a new look, including perfect binding (rather than saddle stitching) and a plastic mailing wrap that should assure that issues arrive in very good shape. This double issue (Oct 2004/Jan 2005, vol. 28, nos. 1/2, 96 pp.) contains the following articles: Amanda Wolf. From the Editor. Leonard J. Barchak. An end to ideology. William Stephenson. Theory and methodology for esthetics. Daun R. Anderson. Female executives in biotechnology: A contextual approach to understanding their work environments. Russell C. Hurd and Steven R. Brown. The future of the Q methodology movement (with commentaries by James C. Rhoads, Dennis F. Kinsey, Mark N. Popovich, Will Focht, Michael Stricklin, Philip Christman, and Kai-Hung Fang, and a response by Hurd and Brown). Editor Wolf’s new Editorial Board includes Eleanor Allgood (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway), Steven R. Brown (Managing Editor, Kent State University, USA), John Carr (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia), Ann Hooker Clarke (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, USA), Nancy Grudens-Schuck (Iowa State University, USA), Dragos Iliescu (DD Research, Romania), Joseph Meloche (University of Wollongong, Australia), Bryan Midgley (McPherson College, USA), Diane Montgomery (Oklahoma State University, USA), Robert Mrtek (University of Illinois, USA), James Rhoads (Westminster College, USA), Murray Rutherford (Simon Fraser University, Canada), and Paul Stenner (University of Brighton, UK). Now that the new team and publisher have gotten their first issue out, it is anticipated that others will follow in rapid order and that the production lag will be erased within the next year or so. The Journal of Human Subjectivity has also just published a new issue (Spring 2006, vol. 4, no. 1, 131 pp.) under new Executive Editor Byung S. Lee of Elon University, North Carolina, who has taken over the reins following the capable start given the journal by outgoing Editor Dennis Kinsey of Syracuse University. The new issue of JHS contains the following articles: Paul Grosswiler. Mapping the full spectrum of values: A Q-study of Chinese journalism ethics. Brenda J. Wrigley. Bumping their heads: A study of how women in public relations and communications management view variables contributing to the glass ceiling. Joo Yeon Oh and Hung Kyu Kim. Using archetypes of myths in advertising. Hyuck Joon Kwon. Preference factors in symbol mark design. Sang Hwan Jeong. Peception of social political issues in Korea: Is the liberalism-conservatism dichotomy useful? Yoo-Jeong Hur and Jun Hee Kim. Korean wave in Japanese culture. Jerilyn M. Thorman, Linnea M. Van Eman, and Diane Montgomery. Teachers’ perceptions of professional development. Judith Sylvester and Wei Zha. Stephenson and smoking: An update for today’s college students. Editor Lee’s new Board of Editors includes Eleanor Allgood (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway), Paul Grosswiler (University of Maine, USA), Russell C. Hurd (Kent State University, USA), Hung Kyu Kim (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea), Boon Han Kim (Hanyang University, Korea), Robert A. Logan (National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, USA), Diane Montgomery (Oklahoma State University, USA), Christiane M. Page (Syracuse University, USA), Judith Sylvester (Louisiana State University, USA), and Brenda Wrigley (Syracuse University, USA).
I am pleased to announce the new editorial board of Operant Subjectivity.
Operant Subjectivity is the official journal of the International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity. Its mission is to foster understanding of subjectivity through presentation of original research, theoretical and philosophical critique, and methodological clarification.
I would like to signal that I plan to give emphasis in my term as editor to two additional objectives. First, I want the journal as a whole, and each of its articles, to be welcoming to new readers, whether they are near the beginnings of their scholarly careers, or have more established records in a discipline. Second, I would like the journal to sustain a record of the growth of Q scholarship, thereby facilitating all scholars with an interest in Q methodology to benefit from the expanding body of Q research.
The Board and I welcome your informal inquiries about your works-in-progress. I welcome expressions of interest from potential manuscript reviewers. Equally, for those of you with New Years’ resolutions to dispatch, I welcome your submissions of completed papers (by email attachment), and the opportunity to continue to publish work of an extraordinary calibre.
Best wishes Amanda
Editorial Board, Vol 28 –
Amanda Wolf, Editor School of Government, Public Policy Victoria University of Wellington P O Box 600 Wellington, NEW ZEALAND Email: email@example.com
Steven Brown, Managing Editor Kent State University, Political Science firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Mrtek, Immediate Past Editor University of Illinois, Medical Education email@example.com
Ann H. Clarke National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Program Analysis & Evaluation firstname.lastname@example.org
Bryan Midgley McPherson College, Behavioral Sciences email@example.com
Diane Montgomery Oklahoma State University, Educational psychology firstname.lastname@example.org
Dragos Iliescu DD Research, Consumer & Branding Research email@example.com
Eleanor Allgood Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Counselling Education firstname.lastname@example.org
James C. Rhoads Westminster College, Political Science email@example.com
John Carr University of Technology, Sydney, Media, Communications, and Information firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph Meloche University of Wollongong, Economics and Information Systems email@example.com
Murray Rutherford Simon Fraser University, Resource and Environmental Management firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Grudens-Schuck Iowa State University, Educational Evaluation email@example.com
Paul Stenner University of Brighton, Psychosocial Studies firstname.lastname@example.org