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[ecrea] Editorship of Convergence – expressions of interest

Mon Feb 20 17:14:10 GMT 2017

As you will see below, after a staggering 20 years plus, we have taken the decision to stand down as editors of /Convergence/and are looking for expressions of interest in taking over the editorship. It has been an incredible journey for us both, but the time has come to hand over to new editors.

If you are interested in responding to the call – either individually, or as part of an editorial team – please feel free to email us for an informal chat before registering a formal expression of interest. Please also share the call with anyone you think might be interested.

We’d also like to take this opportunity of thanking you for publishing with us, and we wish you all the best with your future research. Also, apologies for duplication if you receive the call via another mailing list!

Kind regards

Julia and Alexis


Editorship of Convergence:
Call for Applications

For more than 20 years Convergence has been committed to publishing quality peer-reviewed articles on new media technologies, charting new questions and new research, and mapping the transformation of the discipline in the years to come. The journal publishes six times a year in print and online at The founding Editors, Professors Julia Knight and Alexis Weedon, are stepping down at the end of 2017. Applications are therefore sought for new Editors, who will work closely with the current Editors, Publisher, and editorial board during a 6-month hand-over period. We welcome applications from individuals, as well as joint applications from people wishing to apply as an editorial team. Convergence is an international peer-reviewed academic journal which was set up in 1995 to address the creative, social, political and pedagogical issues raised by the advent of new media technologies. As an international research journal, edited from the UK, it has provided a forum both for monitoring and exploring developments, and for publishing vital research. Adopting an inter-disciplinary approach across the arts and humanities Convergence has developed this area into an entirely new research field.

All editorial work, including the preliminary reading of articles submitted, the assessment of articles in the light of peer-review reports, and the final verdict on publication based on authors' responses to editorial and peer-review comments, is carried out online, on the SAGE Track manuscript submission website. Correspondence with authors and selection of and communication with peer-reviewers is carried out by the Editors, while book reviews are handled separately by the Book Reviews Editor. Responsibilities are shared jointly between the Editors and include:
•	Contributing to the strategic development of the Journal
• Actively soliciting submissions and identifying opportunities for special issues • Managing the receipt and peer review of scholarly submissions, liaising with authors, and exercising responsibility for the selection and revision of articles
•	Managing and developing the editorial board
• Liaison with SAGE, ensuring the delivery of copy according to agreed production schedules • Representing the Journal and promoting it whenever possible, with the support of the SAGE marketing team
Essential Requirements:
•	General knowledge of the academic field as a whole
• Ability to work under pressure, meet responsibilities effectively, and meet deadlines
•	Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team
•	Good organizational abilities
The new editorial position(s) will be available from the 1st July 2017, working with the current Editors before a full handover beginning from 1st January 2018. The Publisher is seeking an initial 3–5 year commitment. SAGE invites expressions of interest by 31st March 2017. Those interested in making an application should send a brief CV, supported by a letter that outlines their experience and ability to perform the role and whether they are part of a proposed team or are applying individually but are (or are not) willing to work with other editor(s). Expressions should specifically address the applicants’ aims and vision for the Journal over the term of editorship. All enquiries and expressions of interest should be directed via email in the first instance to: Alexis Weedon (Convergence Co-editor: (alexis.weedon /at/ and James Skelding Tattle (SAGE Publishing Editor: (james.skeldingtattle /at/

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