Expressions of Interest are currently being sought for the position of Managing Editor for Lilith: A Feminist History Journal. The Managing Editor’s position is voluntary and is responsible for duties including: providing guidance where needed to the Editorial Collective in submission, peer review and production processes; participating as a member of the Editorial Board; final quality control/proof read of each issue; liaising between the Collective and the Editorial Board; and liaising with the journal’s publisher. The journal is currently moving from subscriptions to open access with a new publisher, ANU Press, and the new Editor will be involved in the transition (with assistance from the outgoing Editor, Dr Sianan Healy).
First published in Melbourne in 1984, Lilith: A Feminist History Journal is the official journal of the Australian Women’s History Network. It is a peer-reviewed journal publishing research articles, discussion pieces and reviews in all areas of women’s, feminist and gender history (not limited to Australia) in July each year. The journal is produced by a collective of postgraduates and early career researchers from across the globe, overseen by a Managing Editor and an Editorial Advisory Board of leading scholars in the field. Lilith is published online only, and is moving to open access with a new publisher (ANU Press) in 2019/2020.
The duties of the Managing Editor include:
- providing guidance where needed to the Editorial Collective in submission, peer review and production processes
- providing advice and guidance to the Editorial Collective in convening a biennial conference
- participating as a member of the Editorial Board, including in the peer review process and in any matters to do with the running of the journal, including financial decisions
- working with ANU Press to transition the journal to their open access
- providing an annual report to the Editorial Board and the Australian Women’s History Network co-convenors
- assisting in the promotion of the journal through peer networks and to prospective contributors The Managing Editor’s duties are not onerous, and generally are confined to oversight of the Editorial Collective and liaison with ANU Press and the Board and AWHN. A research and/or teaching background in women’s, gender or feminist
history is desirable. The incoming Editor will assist the Collective with the final stages of the 2019 issue, currently at peer review/revisions stage. The outgoing editor, Sianan Healy, will remain involved initially to assist in a smooth handover.
EOIs due 21 March 2019
Please contact Sianan (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a brief CV to register your interest, or for further information. The Lilith Editorial Board will review EOIs and appoint a new Managing Editor.