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WANTED: Editor for the Journal of Emergent Science

9 March 2016

In 2015, the co-founders of JES, Jane Johnston and Sue Dale Tunnicliffe, stood down from the positions of Co-Editors after steering the journal from inception through to issue 9, and from a 'niche' subscription journal to an open access forum for all those interested in Early Years science. The journal is published twice a year. 

Sue is remaining as Commissioning Editor, and we are looking for one, or possibly two, Content Editors for issue 11 (summer 2016) onwards. 

The Editor is responsible for the content and quality of the journal, and for ensuring that it covers a suitable range of subjects and interests. S/he is supported in the role by an Executive Editor and an Editorial/reviewing Board. 

Editorial tasks include: 

  • skim reading articles and allocating reviewer(s) to each;
  • moderating and mediating reviewers' comments for authors;
  • editing articles, including rewriting and advice/guidance;
  • responding, along with the Executive Editor, to queries from authors;
  • requesting/commissioning articles (along with the Commissioning Editor);
  • overseeing the content of each issue and providing an Editorial and news items;
  • maintenance and recruitment of Editorial Board members; and
  • liaising with the ASE Journals Co-ordinator and ASE Publications Specialist Group. 

No previous editorial experience is required for this role.

Thanks to support from the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT), there is a small honorarium attached to this position, to be shared in the case of co-editorship. 

For full details and to apply, please contact Jane Hanrott (ASE Journals Co-ordinator) on, by 31st March 2016. 

Find out more about the Journal of Emergent Science