SSLA Call for Editor plus a repost on “Recruiting a journal editor”

Studies in Second Language Acquisition (SSLA) is a refereed journal of international scope devoted to the scientific discussion of issues in second and foreign language acquisition of any language. SSLA is publishing volume 36 in 2014.  The journal was ranked 11th out of 162 journals for Linguistics with an Impact Factor of 1.8 in the 2012 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports ®

Professor Albert Valdman is retiring from his position as Editor on June 30, 2015. Cambridge University Press is now inviting applications for the position of Editor.  A team of Co-Editors, or an Editor and Associate Editors will also be considered. Final appointment decisions will be made by the Syndicate of Cambridge University Press.

The deadline for applications is July 15, 2014.

For more information, click here.  Please direct applications and any questions to Melissa Good, Commissioning Editor, Cambridge University Press at [email protected]. Please use SSLA Call for Editor as your email subject line.


Recruiting a journal editor: An HSS Challenge
Blog Repost 

Melissa Good, Commissioning Editor for Linguistics journals at Cambridge University Press discusses the challenges of recruiting a journal editor in this blog repost below.

Some of the most important decisions that a journals publisher has to make involve selecting a new editorial team. This process can take many months, and can require careful analysis of both objective and subjective factors. We recruit and pay editors for the journals that we own, while the societies for whom we publish journals usually recruit and pay those editors themselves, sometimes with input from Cambridge.

While each of our 170-plus Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) journals has different editorial needs, there are some qualities that all good journal editors possess. The single most important quality is understanding and believing in the journal’s mission. A journal’s editor is the face of the journal, and the editor’s personality, and approach to scholarship in the field, reflect the things for which the journal stands.

Read the full blog post from the Cambridge Journals blog here

 

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