The British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE) seeks to appoint two Co-Editors for Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. Expressions of interest are invited from suitable candidates.
BAICE is an association which promotes research, teaching, policy and development in all aspects of international and comparative education. BAICE is the British affiliate of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) but membership is open to all interested in international and comparative education, regardless of nationality or institutional affiliation. BAICE publishes the journal Compare in association with Taylor and Francis.
Compare is one of the world’s leading journals in international and comparative education. It is an established peer-reviewed journal with the impact factor of 1.879 (2021) and publishes work on the role of education in development and the interactions of the local, the national and the global debates about education systems and practices. It seeks analyses of educational discourse, policy and practice across disciplines, and their implications for teaching, learning and governance. It is the official journal of BAICE and has witnessed a rapid growth in the number of submissions in recent years.
The Editorial Board of Compare is currently seeking to appoint two co-editors to join the existing two co-editors.
Each appointment is for an initial term of three years, and this can be extended for a further term by mutual agreement. Compare operates a flat leadership approach with shared responsibilities and both co-editors will have general responsibilities for editing and overseeing the process of peer reviewing as part of a team of four. In addition, it is likely that one co-editor will have responsibility for Special Issues and will liaise with guest editors, guide the approval process of special issue proposals and organise the reviewing of special issue contributions. The other co-editor will take over the Public Relations role and be responsible for producing Compare podcasts and for maintaining links with and safeguarding the interests of the journal vis-à-vis the publisher Taylor and Francis.
The new co-editors will work closely with their fellow co-editors, with the Chair of the Editorial Board (Professor Tejendra Pherali) and the Editorial Board, and receive administrative support from the Compare editorial assistant. S/he is expected to attend three Board meetings per year and also to contribute to the BAICE Executive as an ex-officio member. An honorarium of 3000 pounds is paid annually for the Editorship. The workload of a co-editor is about 4 to 8 hours a week.
Aside from the more specific responsibilities mentioned above, the co-editor’s responsibilities include:
- On a rotating basis, take the lead in reading/screening papers and communicating with authors as to whether their paper will be included in the peer review process or is rejected because it does not meet initial criteria.
- Management of peer review process (with part-time administrative support from editorial assistant). Approach and appoint reviewers for papers screened.
- Identifying additional/new reviewers in certain areas and assessing appropriateness and quality of reviewers’ responses to authors.
- Contributing to the writing of the editorial reports for the Editorial Board and BAICE Committee meetings. Attending all editorial board meetings (three per year).
- Liaising with the Book Reviews Editor, Dr Amy North (IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society) about reviews for each issue (particularly Special Issues).
- Journal promotion at conferences and presentations at journal editor panels (shared responsibility with other Co-Editors).
- Working with fellow editors, BAICE Chair and editorial assistant to identify potentially high impact articles and produce podcasts with the authors for wider dissemination of the knowledge.
- Ongoing critical review of editorial procedures, guidelines for authors and reviewers, Compare publicity on website and cover (includes liaison with Routledge/Taylor and Francis) – shared responsibility with other co-editors.
- Maintaining the College of Reviewers and liaising with members of the International Advisory Board and the Editorial Board
Final decisions about the sharing of workloads will be done in conjunction with other co-editors once the appointment has been made.
Members of the editorial board are expected to be members of BAICE. Compare publishes high quality research covering a wide range of issues and geographical areas which are of international significance within international and comparative education. All co-editors, therefore, have a significant role to play in the journal’s continuing success, and in maintaining and further enhancing its profile internationally.
If interested, please send your CV together with a two-page statement outlining your area of expertise (including previous editorial experience) and your envisaged contribution to the Journal. Please note that the co-editor should be based in a UK higher educational institution. CVs should be sent to: ku.ca1680185692.ecia1680185692b@rec1680185692iffot1680185692roppu1680185692s1680185692
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.
If you would like further information about the role and Compare’s editorial process before applying please contact Prof Catherine Montgomery (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Prof Julia Paulson (email@example.com)
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 4pm UK time, 10th March 2023