The Journal of Popular Music Studies (JPMS) is accepting applications for two co-editors to begin three-year terms on July 1, 2013.
The Journal of Popular Music Studies, published on behalf of the United States branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM-US), is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to research on popular music throughout the world, approached from a variety of positions. Published four times a year, each issue features essays and reviews, as well as roundtables and creative works inspired by popular music. That said, we expect that the editors will enjoy substantial flexibility with respect to format, structure, and special issues, and we encourage applicants to identify in their applications creative curatorial ideas they might wish to pursue.
For a detailed description of responsibilities, see below. The outgoing co-editors, Gus Stadler and Karen Tongson, have generously agreed to work closely with the new editors to ensure a smooth transition. IASPM-US is extremely grateful to Gus and Karen for their hard work over the past three years, during which period they have improved both the submission rate and overall visibility of the journal.
Candidates interested in the editorial positions are encouraged to submit, via email, a C.V. and a one-page letter of interest detailing relevant skills and experience and outlining your vision for the future of the JPMS. Applications may be made individually, on the assumption that a co-editor will be identified by the selection committee, or potential co-editors may make a single, jointly prepared application. Please submit applications to Diane Pecknold (contact information below) by April 26, 2013.
Duties include:1. The co-editors will monitor the e-mail drop box for new submissions; first-read those submissions to assure that they conform, in a very general sense, to JPMS’s standards and foci; acknowledge submissions, and inform authors of JPMS editorial review processes and anticipated turn-around time; prepare those submissions for blind review by the Associate Editors; track the progress of peer review and communicate with Assoc. Editors about “late” peer reviews; evaluate two peer reviews to make a publication decision; communicate publication decision to the author, including revise-and-resubmit advice; manage submission of final copy from author.
2. The co-editors provide the last level of editorial and stylistic review of each article and book review before it is turned over to production.
3. The co-editors are responsible for turnover of all content to the production team for each issue of the journal.
4. The co-editors provide a brief Note from the Editors for each issue.
5. The co-editors compile Notes on Contributors; provide production with contact information for each contributor; and collect Copyright Transfer Agreements from each contributor.
6. Finally, the co-editors are responsible for all queries from prospective authors.
Please direct all questions to Diane Pecknold at firstname.lastname@example.org, 502-939-1009.